The next chapter of the Sex in the City story, And Just Like That will debut on HBO Max in December 2021, it was revealed today.
The announcement came as part of HBO’s virtual launch event for HBO Max Europe, along with a slew of other premiere dates and teaser trailers.
Described as the next chapter in the Sex and the City series, And Just Like That follows Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker), Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) and Charlotte (Kristin Davis) 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.
Kim Cattrall, who played Samantha Jones in the original series and subsequent films, will not reprise her role going forward, amid accusations of acrimony behind the scenes with her co-stars.
Speaking of a potential third movie in 2017, Cattrall said: “This isn’t 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… It’s a great part. I played it past the finish line and then some, and I loved it.”
In a recent TVLine interview, HBO Max chief content officer Casey Bloys set out to explain just how the reboot will focus on life sans Samantha Jones.
“They’re trying to tell an honest story about being a woman in her 50s in New York. So it should all feel somewhat organic, and the friends that you have when you’re 30, you may not have when you’re 50,” said Casey. “Just as in real life, people come into your life, people leave. Friendships fade, and new friendships start. So I think it is all very indicative of the real stages, the actual stages of life.”
The series is currently filming in New York and includes previously announced cast members Sara Ramírez, Sarita Choudhury, Nicole Ari Parker, Karen Pittman, Chris Noth, Mario Cantone, David Eigenberg, Willie Garson, and Evan Handler.
And Just Like That is from Executive producers Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, Julie Rottenberg, Elisa Zuritsky, John Melfi and Michael Patrick King.
Writers include King, Samantha Irby, Rachna Fruchbom, Keli Goff, Julie Rottenberg and Elisa Zuritsky.
The original HBO series Sex and the City was created by Darren Star and based on the book “Sex and the City” by Candace Bushnell.
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