A couple of weeks ago we about spilled our cosmos when rumors first started swirling about a revival of Sex and the City being in the works—but now there’s no need to wonder because it’s official: Carrie Bradshaw and her friends are headed to HBO Max for a revival of the iconic series.
Well, almost all of Carrie’s friends.
On social media Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, and Cynthia Nixon all confirmed they were reprising their roles—Carrie, Charlotte, and Miranda, respectively—in the revival titled And Just Like That… The trio posted a short teaser of the new series featuring shots of a bustling New York City matched with some classic Carrie writing voiceover.
According to a release from HBO Max, 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 the even more complicated reality of life and friendship in their 50s. The ten-episode, half-hour series is scheduled to begin production in New York late spring.” SATC executive producer and showrunner Michael Patrick King will return, and Parker, Nixon, and Davis will also be executive producers on the new project.
“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,” said Sarah Aubrey, Head of Original Content for HBO Max.
Sadly, it seems like the original cast will not be complete—with Kim Cattrall not reprising her role of Samantha Jones.
Back in 2017, The Daily Mail reported that pre-production for a third Sex and the City movie was about to begin, with filming scheduled to start but it stalled because Cattrall demanded the movie’s studio, produce other projects she had in development, or she wouldn’t sign on for another installment of the beloved series.
But Cattrall claims that those reports about her demands were untrue and told the SATC crew that she would not be returning to play Samantha.
“I remember so clearly making that decision. Last December I got a phone call and it was concerning that and I knew exactly, I could feel it, and the answer was simply, ‘Thank you but no, I’m good,’” she told Piers Morgan on his iTV series, Life Stories.
“This isnt about more money it’s not about more scenes, it’s not about any of those things. This is about a clear decision, an empowered decision in my life to end one chapter and start another. I’m 61, it’s now.”
We’re still holding out hope that Samantha will make an appearance. Until then we will have a cosmo chilled and ready.