The 'Sex and the City' Reboot Is Officially a Go at HBO Max
The stars even shared a brand new teaser trailer on Instagram!
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.