After years of speculation, it's official: Sex and the City will return to our small screens. Here is what we know so far about the reboot.
“I could not help but wonder...where are they now?”. This is how Sarah Jessica Parker signed off a teaser clip that she posted on her Instagram on Sunday, confirming that Carrie Bradshaw and co, after eleven years of absence, will return to our screens once more. Cynthia Nixon (Miranda), posted the same brief 40-second teaser of the show with a caption “You, me, New York… Anything is possible”, as did Kristin Davis (Charlotte), who wrote: “Anything is possible… Meet you there”.
The highly anticipated ten-episode, half-hour series will be called And Just Like That... and will air on US streaming service HBO Max. Other hints about the new show? According to a press statement, the series will “follow Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte as they navigate the journey from the complicated reality of life and friendship in their 30s to even more complicated reality of life and friendship in their 50s”.
The new storyline will not feature Samantha Jones, the straight-talking publicist in the SATC quartet; Kim Cattrall who played the iconic TV character declined to participate in the project. In the past the actress has expressed her scepticism about the potential reboot. On her decision to quit the show for good, she told Piers Morgan: "Not for me. That was part of turning 60. That was a very clear moment of how many years do I have left and what do I want to do with it? What haven't I done? I feel that the show was the best when it was the series and the bonus was the two movies."
The Sex and the City series, based on Candace Bushnell's 1996 bestseller of the same name, premiered on HBO in 1998, and instantly gained a cult following. After six seasons, SATC was made into two feature films created by Michael Patrick King (who also penned, produced and directed some of the episodes in the original series). This time around he returns as an executive producer alongside Parker, Davis and Nixon. Though it’s still unclear as to whether the iconic costume maker Patricia Field, the mastermind behind all of the iconic SATC looks, will be working on this project.