After we were teased with leaked rumours in December of a Sex And The City reboot, Sarah Jessica Parker et al. have now officially confirmed that our favourite New York City-dwelling women are returning to our screens for a 10-episode revival, titled And Just Like That…
Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis all shared the same trailer to their Instagrams, with SJP (Carrie Bradshaw) captioning hers: ‘I couldn’t help but wonder… where are they now? X, SJ’.
While Cynthia Nixon, who plays Miranda Hobbes in the show, captioned hers with: ‘You, me, New York…anything is possible’ and Kristin Davis aka Charlotte York wrote: ‘Anything is possible…. Meet you there!’
Who will star in And Just Like That…?
While the aforementioned three can definitely be expected to star in the upcoming Sex And The City reboot, Kim Cattrall, who played Samantha Jones in the original series and movies, won’t be joining her fellow actresses for the revival of the show, having previously told the Mail Online that she would ‘never’ return to the franchise for another series or third movie.
It’s unlikely that another actress will be cast to play the character of Samatha, however it’s yet to be confirmed whether a new character will be brought in to fill the fourth slot.
Meanwhile, Page Six had previously reported that Chris Noth also would not be reprising his role as Carrie Bradshaw’s on-off love interest (and eventually husband) Mr Big, much to many a fan’s disappointment. However, the actor has since shared some cryptic messages on social media that hint towards to the fact that the rumour may not be true.
When one fan commented on Chris’ Instagram page asking if the rumours were true, he responded with: ‘Everything changes — including announcements in the rags.’
Then, after another fan took to Instagram to beg Chris to come back to the show – ‘please don’t make us sad again she needs you n y needs you and more important your fans need you please reconsider’ – the actor responded: ‘Well, if Page Six says it … it must be true.’
It’s also been reported that David Eigenberg, who played the long-term partner of Cynthia Nixon’s character, Miranda Hobbes, also won’t be returning for the reboot series (although since the Chris Noth debacle, we don’t know what to believe anymore).
What is the plot of And Just Like That…?
So what can we expect from this new limited series? So far we know that it will comprise of 10 half an hour episodes that will air on streaming service HBO Max, where we’ll catch up with Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte in their fifties.
The plot has been left vague for now, with a statement from HBO saying the series will ‘follow Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte as they navigate the journey from the complicated reality of life and friendship in their thirties to the even more complicated reality of life and friendship in their fifties.’
Sarah Aubrey, head of original content at HBO Max, said in a statement: ‘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, humour and the beloved city that has always defined them.’
Additionally, while the series has been criticised in the past for its lack of diversity, the producers have vowed to make the reboot ‘as racially diverse and colourful as New York city itself’.
A source close to the production told The Mail on Sunday: ‘It’s ridiculous that life in a melting-pot like New York was portrayed solely through the eyes of white women.
‘Samantha isn’t coming back but we are introducing two new characters, strong and feisty women of colour, who will help introduce the show to a new generation of viewers and more accurately reflect the world we live in.’
They added: ‘It’s time for the show to reflect the faces and lives of real women in New York in 2021.’
When will And Just Like That… air?
Production for the Sex And The City reboot will begin later this year, so we can likely expect it to land on screens (via HBO Max) either much later this year or early 2021.
For now, we wait with baited breath (and our Manolos poised)…