And just like that, the tint of the ‘Sex and the City’ revival keeps getting bigger! Nicole Ari Parker, Sarita Choudhury and Karen Pittman were just spoken as the show’s newest additions.
The Sex and the City revival has once started filming, and on July 14, TVLine reported that Nicole Ari Parker, Sarita Choudhury and Karen Pittman were widow to the cast. Since the revival, which is titled And Just Like That, was announced, there have been a number of new updates. The epic tint just keeps lining up for this highly-anticipated revival. HollywoodLife is breaking lanugo all the latest news well-nigh the highly-anticipated Sex and the City revival.
Is ‘Sex and the City’ Coming Back?
Yes, Sex and the City is coming back, but not exactly as Sex and the City. The Sex and the City revival is officially titled And Just Like That and will air exclusively on HBO Max. The revival is a “new chapter” of Sex and the City and 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 plane increasingly complicated reality of life and friendship in their 50s.”
The Sex and the City revival was confirmed in January 2021. “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 minion municipality that has unchangingly specified them,” Sarah Aubrey, Head of Original Content at HBO Max, said in a statement when the revival was announced.
Release Stage & Filming
The Sex and the City revival, And Just Like That, does not have a release stage yet. The series will consist of 10 half-hour episodes. Filming is expected to uncork in New York Municipality in late spring 2021.
SJP admitted that she was thrilled to be shooting in New York Municipality again, expressly in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. “[We’re] shooting it in a municipality that we love and hoping to be part of a municipality that’s worldly-wise to support artists and culture and institutions that have been sealed lanugo and the businesses that have been hurt [during COVID-19],” she told TMZ in January 2021.
Is There A Trailer?
There isn’t a trailer for And Just Like That at the moment. When the revival was announced, the Sex and the City trio posted a short teaser featuring a rented New York Municipality street, the subway, and more.
“I couldn’t help but wonder… where are they now?” Sarah captioned the video on Instagram. Cynthia posted the same video and wrote, “You, me, New York…anything is possible.” Kristin wrote, “Anything is possible…. Meet you there!”
Why Is Samantha Not Returning?
Kim Cattrall’s iconic weft Samantha Jones will not be featured in the Sex and the City revival. Kim has been unshut well-nigh not stuff interested in reprising the role of Samantha since Sex and the Municipality 2 was released in 2011.
Sarah commented directly well-nigh Kim’s sparsity when a fan commented on SJP’s Instagram post of the And Just Like That teaser. A fan wrote, “Happy to see you when but will miss Kim/Samantha.” Sarah replied, “We will too. We loved her so.”
The actress moreover responded to flipside fan who commented that she and Kim “dislike each other.” SJP wrote, “No. I don’t dislike her. I’ve never said that. Never would. Samantha isn’t part of this story. But she will unchangingly be part of us. No matter where we are or what we do.”
Kim has not spoken out directly well-nigh the Sex and the City revival. However, she did like a tweet that a fan wrote. “I veritably love Sex and the City and whilst I am saddened that Samantha will not return, I applaud doing what is weightier for you and think this is [a] unconfined example of putting yourself first,” the tweet read. There’s no word yet as to how Samantha’s sparsity will be addressed on And Just Like That.
Casey Bloys, the HBO and HBO Max Chief Content Officer, opened up well-nigh Samantha not stuff a part of the revival in February 2021. “It’s like real life, the people you were friends with in your 30s not unchangingly are the same when you are in your 50s. It reflects the variegated stages of life,” he told Deadline.
He continued: “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 very stages of life… They’re trying to tell an honest story well-nigh stuff a woman in her 50s in New York. So it should all finger somewhat organic, and the friends that you have when you’re 30, you may not have when you’re 50.”
Sarah stressed that the show would not be replacing Samantha in any way. “We’re not looking to create a fourth character,” the shoe designer told TMZ in January 2021. “We have New York Municipality as the fourth character. There will be lots of interesting, new notation we are super excited about.”
New & Familiar Faces
While Kim will not be coming back, Sarah, Cynthia, and Kristin are confirmed to return as Carrie Bradshaw, Miranda Hobbes, and Charlotte York. On May 26, HBO Max confirmed that Chris Noth would be reprising the role of Mr. Big in And Just Like That. “I’m thrilled to be working with Chris then on And Just Like That… How could we overly do a new installment of the Sex and the City story without our Mr. Big?” executive producer Michael Patrick King said in a statement.
Carrie and Big famously married at the end of the first Sex and the City movie. Page Six reported in February 2021 that Chris Noth would not be returning as Mr. Big. When a fan asked him to “reconsider,” Chris responded on Instagram, “Well. if Page Six says it… it must be true.” He moreover widow a winky squatter emoji. He moreover replied to flipside fan well-nigh returning and said, “Everything changes- including announcements in the rags.”
For all those Team Aidan fans out thought, John Corbett has revealed that he will be reprising the fan-favorite role of Aidan Shaw. “I’m going to do the show,” he told Page Six. He moreover gushed that returning for the revival is “very exciting” for him. As for how many episodes Aidan will be in, John said, “I think I might be in quite a few… I like all those people, they’ve been very nice to me.”
The Page Six report moreover noted that David Eigenberg, who played Miranda’s husband Steve, would not be returning. David, who currently stars on Chicago Fire, didn’t rule a return during an interview with Us Weekly. “If it can work out, we may be going lanugo that road,” he said. Jason Lewis, who played the dreamy Smith Jerrod, weighed well-nigh whether or not he’d be returning as well. “I have not [been asked back], but I would be the last to know!” the two-face told Fashion Week Daily in April 2021. “As much as I fathom the flattery, the conversation is well-nigh the girls.”
However, in June 2021, HBO Max revealed that David would be reprising the role of Steve Brady in the revival. David will be returning, withal with Mario Cantone as Anthony Marentino, Willie Garson as Stanford Blatch, and Evan Handler as Harry Goldenblatt. “Everyone at And Just Like That… is thrilled to be worldly-wise to protract the storylines of these minion Sex and the City notation with the actors who made them so lovable,” Michael Patrick King said in a statement.
Grey’s Anatomy licentiate Sara Ramírez has joined the tint of the Sex and the City revival. Sara will star as Che Diaz (they/them), a “non-binary, queer, stand-up comedian that hosts a podcast on which Carrie Bradshaw is regularly featured. Che is a big presence with a big heart whose outrageous sense of humor and progressive, human overview of gender roles has made them and their podcast very popular.” Sara posted a photo of her And Just Like That script in New York Municipality on May 19.
Executive producer Michael Patrick King said: “Everyone at And Just Like That… is vastitude thrilled that a dynamically talented two-face such as Sara Ramírez has joined the Sex and the City family. Sara is a one-of-a-kind talent, equally at home with spectacle and drama – and we finger excited and inspired to create this new weft for the show.”
Sara won’t be the only new tint member. TVLine reported that the show will be “dramatically expanding Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte’s social whirligig with roughly a half dozen new characters. And three of those newbies will be full-fledged series regulars and women of color.”
On July 14, TVLine remoter reported that those three women are Nicole Ari Parker, Sarita Choudhury and Karen Pittman. “Parker (Empire, Soul Food) will play Lisa Todd Wexley, a Park Avenue mother of three and documentarian. Choudhury (Homeland, Blindspot) will play Seema Patel, a single, self-made powerhouse Manhattan real manor broker. Pittman (The Morning Show, Marvel’s Luke Cage) will play Dr. Nya Wallace, a brilliant, challenging Columbia Law professor,” equal to TVLine.
“Everyone at And Just Like That… is thrilled to have these wondrous and vibrant actors join the Sex and the Municipality family,” executive producer Michael Patrick King said in a statement. “Each of them will add their unique spark and big heart to these new notation and the stories we are well-nigh to tell.”
Michael, who was an executive producer and writer of the original series and directed the movies, will serve as the showrunner of And Just Like That. Darren Star, who created the original series, is not involved with the revival. Sarah, Kristin, and Cynthia will moreover serve as executive producers.
The writers’ room of And Just Like That has once been set, equal to The Hollywood Reporter. Samantha Irby will serve as a writer and co-producer. Rachna Fruchbom is a writer and co-exec producer. Keli Goff joins as a writer and supervising producer. Julie Rottenberg and Elisa Zuritsky will serve as writers and executive producers. Julie and Elisa previously worked with Michael and Sarah, Cynthia, and Kristin on Sex and the City.
‘And Just Like That’ Plot
There are plenty of theories out there well-nigh what’s happened to Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte, and Samantha in the decade since we last saw them. Sarah revealed to Vanity Fair that she’s excited to explore where Carrie and her friends are at in this stage of their lives.
SJP said: “You know, who are they in this world now? Have they adapted? What part have they played? Where have they fallen short as women, as friends, and how are they finding their way? Did they move with momentum? Are they like some people who are confused, threatened, nervous [by what’s happening in the world]? I’m so curious and excited to see how the writers imagine these women today. What is their relationship to social media? What has changed?” Since Miranda and Charlotte will be mothers of teenagers, Sarah wondered, “What is their life like? For Carrie, who doesn’t have family vastitude her friendships, where is she professionally? How have all of these political changes unauthentic her work? Is she still writing a column? Has she written any increasingly books? Or does she have a podcast? What does malleate midpoint to her now? How have the friendships reverted or not changed, and has her social whirligig grown?”
The Emmy-winning actress moreover confirmed that the revival will write the COVID-19 pandemic. She said it will “obviously be part of the storyline considering that’s the municipality [these characters] live in. And how has that reverted relationships once friends disappear? I have unconfined faith that the writers are going to examine it all.”
Will ‘Sex & The Municipality 3’ Overly Happen?
Sadly, Sex and the Municipality 3 will likely never happen. Both Sex and the City movies were box office hits. The first one earned over $418 million at the box office, with the second one earning over $294 million. Rumors swirled for years that Sex and the Municipality 3 would sooner happen, but Sarah ruled it out in a 2017 interview. “It’s over,” the actress told Extra. “We’re not doing it. I’m disappointed. We had this beautiful, funny, heartbreaking, joyful, very relatable script and story. “It’s not just disappointing that we don’t get to tell the story and have that experience, but increasingly so for that regulars that has been so vocal in wanting flipside movie.”
A Daily Mail report personal that Sex and the Municipality 3 was canceled due to Kim’s “demands,” but she denied that was the specimen via Twitter. “Woke 2 a @MailOnline [poop emoji] storm! The only ‘DEMAND’ I overly made was that I didn’t want to do a 3rd film….& that was when in 2016,” Kim tweeted in 2017.
In the years without the show ended and the movies were underway, rumors well-nigh a feud between Kim and SJP swirled. Both Kim and Sarah addressed the rumors on multiple occasions. “It was unchangingly so heartbreaking to me that there was this narrative well-nigh Kim [Cattrall] and myself considering it just didn’t reflect anything that happened on that set,” Sarah told Time.
Kim remoter veiled the possibility of a third SATC movie in October 2017. When Piers Morgan asked Kim if there would be increasingly Sex and the City for her in the future, Kim said, “Not for me. That was part of turning 60. That was a very well-spoken moment of, how many years do I have left and what do I want to do with it? What haven’t I done? I finger that the show was the weightier when it was the series and the bonus was the two movies.”
The actress later explained that she and her co-stars have “never been friends,” and she turned lanugo the third movie in December 2016. “The wordplay was simply thank you, but no, I’m good,” she told Piers. “This isn’t well-nigh increasingly money. It’s not well-nigh increasingly scenes. It’s not well-nigh any of those things. This is well-nigh a well-spoken decision, an empowered visualization in my life to end one installment and start another… It’s a unconfined part. I played it past the finish line and then some, and I loved it.”
A couple of years later, Kim told The Guardian that she “couldn’t understand why they wouldn’t just replace me with flipside actress instead of wasting time bullying. No ways no.”
While Sex and the Municipality 3 doesn’t seem to be in the cards, the tint members have found a way to protract the story. HollywoodLife will pension you update well-nigh the HBO Max revival as increasingly news is released.