Sex and the City reboot coming to HBO Max

Sarah Carty
·Lifestyle Editor
·3-min read

Break out the Manolo Blahniks: Carrie and her crew are coming back.

Well, sort of. Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis have shared a teaser promoting a new limited-edition series follow-up to Sex and the City, titled And Just Like That, due to air on HBO Max.

Sex and the City
A Sex and the City revival is coming. Photo: Getty Images

Kim Cattrall, who has famously clashed with Sarah Jessica Parker and made plain her objections to reprising her role of saucy Samantha Jones, did not, and will not take part in the revival.

She recently told the Women's Prize For Fiction Podcast she wouldn’t consider returning to the role.

“I am lucky enough to have a choice,” she told the podcast, later adding: “I wouldn't be any good doing something that I really didn't want to do.”

The series, which first aired in 1998, was created by Darren Star and is based on Candace Bushnell’s 1996 book of the same name.

The original lineup featured Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw, Cynthia Nixon as Miranda Hobbes, Kristin Davis as Charlotte York and Cattrall as Samantha and ran for six seasons from 1998 through to 2004.

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The short trailer features footage of New York City as well as a laptop screen (presumably belonging to writer Carrie Bradshaw) typing out “and just like that ... the story continues.” All three actresses’s posts also included the hashtag “#SATCTheNextChapter.”

“I couldn’t help but wonder ... where are they now?” Parker, who played Carrie in the wildly popular HBO series from 1998 to 2004 and in its two film versions, teased fans.

It’s unclear when the series will premiere, or how Samantha’s absence will be addressed. Parker, Nixon and Davis (as well as Cattrall) were last seen on-screen in the critically panned 2010 sequel Sex and the City 2.

The cast of "Sex And The City" ("The Caste System" episode). From l-r: Kristin Davis, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon and Sarah Jessica Parker. 1999
Kim Cattrall is noticeably absent from the line-up. Photo: Getty Images

“I grew up with these characters, and I can’t wait to see how their story has evolved in this new chapter, with the honesty, poignancy, humor and the beloved city that has always defined them,” Sarah Aubrey, head of original content at HBO Max, said in a statement.

Sarah Jessica Parker, who is an executive producer of the series, said in September she would like to revisit the show.

“I think to do some episodes of Sex and the City, I wouldn't call it a reboot, I would call it a 'revisit',” she told Entertainment Tonight.

“I'd like to see where all of them are. I'm curious, the world has changed even since the movie. I mean, the world has changed so much, technology and social media.”

As the reboot sees the pals now in their 50s, we can’t help but wonder: Will Carrie still be married to Big (Chris Noth)? Is Miranda going to run for governor like Nixon did in real life? And is Charlotte still a wide-eyed romantic? And what happened to Samantha?

With extra reporting by Erin Donnelly

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