The 'Sex and the City' Reboot Just Landed One of Our Fave Original Cast Members
We're *very* curious to see these new storylines!
Update, April 16th, 2021: We're getting closer and closer to the Sex and the City reboot—which is actually called And Just Like That—which means we're getting more news about who's involved and who isn't. John Corbett, who played Aidan in the original show, told Page Six yesterday that he's definitely involved in the new show.
"I'm going to do the show," he said, adding that he "might be in quite a few" episodes. Page Six noted that HBO declined to comment, and when the news hit Instagram, Sarah Jessica Parker added her own two cents. When Instagram account @everyoutfitonsatc posted about Corbett's interview yesterday, Parker commented that the "response is amazing" but she wouldn't confirm if what he said was true.
Despite Parker keeping her lips sealed, we feel pretty safe assuming Corbett was telling the truth about his part in the new show. We're also pleased to know that David Eigenberg—aka Steve Brady—will also take part in And Just Like That. He told E!'s Daily Pop last month that he's making an appearance again, reprising his role as Cynthia Nixon's (Miranda Hobbs') partner.
"...I'm very excited to see Miss Cynthia Nixon in her portrayal of Miranda and also their son Brady Brady," he said. "We never established whether he was Brady Hobbs or Brady Brady Hobbs or Brady Hobbs Brady. So I'm really hoping to see that we're all going to be together."
Update, January 11th, 2021: The rumors were true! Sex and the City is officially coming back to HBO, this time on HBO Max. Starring three of the four originals—yes, those rumors about Kim Cattrall not returning were also true—the new series will be called And Just Like That. Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis will also executive produce the 10-episode series, as well as star.
According to a press release, production is expected to take place in New York in spring of this year, though no date is set for the premiere yet. The show will tie in closely to the original story and feature our favorite ladies navigating life in their 50s this time around.
Parker, Nixon, and Davis shared a teaser for the show on Instagram yesterday, January 10th, making us even more excited for this confirmed news. The video doesn't give away much (or really anything), but it does read, "And just like that ... The story continues ..."
Original Story, December 23rd, 2020: The rumor mill is churning big time in regards to a possible Sex and the City reboot for HBO Max. According to Page Six, who spoke to a "well-placed industry insider," a limited series starring the original cast—Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis—minus Kim Cattrall, is reportedly in the works. And um, this would seriously make this questionable decade so much better.
Page Six reports that Cattrall is "not interested" in reprising her role as Samantha Jones, whereas Parker (Carrie Bradshaw), Nixon (Miranda Hobbes), and Davis (Charlotte York Goldenblatt) are all on board for the reboot—which SJP wouldn't call a "reboot," but a "revisit," as she told Entertainment Tonight in September when asked if she'd step back into Bradshaw's Manolos.
"I’d like to see where all of them are," Parker told ET. “I'm curious, the world has changed even since the movie [2008's Sex and the City: The Movie, which was followed up with 2010's Sex and the City 2]."
She continued, "The world has changed so much, technology and social media...those characters never talked about social media, which I think would be really interesting and just also sexual politics and the #MeToo movement and Time’s Up has really steered conversations about sexual politics, and I think Carrie Bradshaw would just be so greedy to share her feelings and thoughts."
Cattrall and Parker have been publicly feuding since the demise of the third film in the Sex and the City franchise, which fizzled out in 2016 before production began, hence Cattrall's disinterest in returning.
Again, this is all just rumor mill gossip at the moment, and none of the reported returning cast members have actually confirmed their involvement. But this rumor is enough to keep our heads above water while we enter into year two of dark times.