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Sex And The City Revival Officially Coming To HBO Max


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It’s time to dust off your cosmopolitan cocktail recipe because Sex and the City is officially returning via HBO Max. The iconic romantic comedy series first premiered on HBO in 1998, and follows the life of New York City lifestyle columnist Carrie Bradshaw and her three best friends as they navigate their friendships, careers and, of course, the Manhattan dating scene.

Sex and the City was based in part on Candace Bushnell’s book of the same name and spanned a six-season run as well as two spinoff movies. The CW also created a prequel series called The Carrie Diaries, which ran for two seasons. The original show was a resounding success and has remained a fixture of early-aughts pop culture ever since. Sex and the City won an Emmy for best comedy series in 2001 and stars Sarah Jessica Parker and Cynthia Nixon both won for their respective roles in 2004.

THR broke the news of the show's revival today, after years of rumors swirling about a reboot. Sarah Aubrey, head of originals at HBO Max, commented on how much the show has meant to her and how excited she is to revive it. Aubrey said, “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.” The new series will be titled And Just Like That…, referencing an often-spoken line from the original show, and will follow the leading ladies as they navigate their 50s. The show is scheduled to run for ten episodes, and the network is currently looking for a showrunner. Production is set to begin in the late spring in New York, though a premiere timeframe has yet to be determined.

 

Parker (Carrie), Nixon (Miranda) and Kristin Davis (Charlotte) are all set to reprise their starring roles, as well as executive produce the show along with Michael Patrick King. Kim Cattrall (Samantha) is notably missing from the roster, who has feuded with Parker in recent years, and has been open about wanting to see her character recast. The show has also faced criticism over its lack of inclusivity and many of the jokes not aging well. Parker seems eager to rehabilitate the show’s messaging, as she commented that “she felt Carrie would be energized by the #MeToo movement” and that “it would be rich territory for her to explore” as a writer.

Fans will certainly be delighted to hear that Sex and the City is finally returning, especially given the new chapter of the women’s lives that it will explore. The original show is known for its racy nature and groundbreaking portrayal of female sexuality, so it will be interesting to see how the writers will handle its new era, especially since the second movie concluded with most of the characters settled into serious relationships. It will also be a great opportunity to diversify the cast and storylines, while also catching up with everyone’s favorite Manhattanites.

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