Sex and the City's back! Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis to star in revival
The 10-episode, half-hour series titled And Just Like That... is scheduled to begin production in New York this spring.
The gang's all back! Well, at least three of the four.
HBO Max just announced it's given a series order to And Just Like That..., a "new chapter" of HBO's Sex and the City. Original stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis will return both onscreen and as executive producers. Michael Patrick King, who was a writer, director, and executive producer on SATC, will also serve as EP.
Parker, Nixon, and Davis all shared a short teaser for the upcoming series on Sunday. The video, featuring snapshots of New York City, feels familiar as Parker's Carrie once again narrates while typing her innermost thoughts on the computer: "And just like that..."
"I couldn't help but wonder... where are they now? X, SJ" Parker captioned the post.
"The new Max Original series is based on the book, Sex and the City, by Candice Bushnell and the original TV series created by Darren Star. 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," according to the official press release. The 10-episode, half-hour series is scheduled to begin production in New York in late spring.
"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 for HBO Max, said in a statement.
The iconic HBO series, which ran from 1998 to 2004, spawned two films and a prequel series, the CW's The Carrie Diaries. A third film was in the works but later scrapped. Parker expressed her disappointment at the time, saying there was already a "beautiful, funny, heartbreaking, joyful, very relatable script and story."
It's perhaps not a surprise that Cattrall won't be starring in the new series, as the actress has been vocal about not wanting to reprise her role as Samantha. She's also talked about a "toxic relationship" between her and her former castmates, although Parker has denied any beef on her side.