The return of Sex and the City is confirmed! After negotiations announced in December 2020, HBO Max has just officially ordered a new season of Darren Star’s cult series, which aired from 1998 to 2004 on HBO. The heroines had already returned for two films, released in 2008 and 2010, and were to reunite for a third feature film in 2018, a project that was finally abandoned. It will therefore be on the small screen that Sarah Jessica Parker (Carrie), Kristin Davis (Charlotte) and Cynthia Nixon (Miranda) will meet for an event season, entitled “And Just Like That …”.
The actresses confirmed their reunion on their respective social networks. The sequel to the series adapted from Candace Bushnell’s novel will feature the evolution of the friendship between Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte, now in their fifties, and will follow, as in the original series, their peregrinations in the Big Apple and their professional and sentimental setbacks. Ten half-hour episodes are scheduled and filming is slated to begin in New York next spring.
A comeback without Kim Cattrall
If this reunion should please the fan of Sex and the City, an essential actress is missing: Kim Cattrall who played the sassy Samantha Jones. The actress had already made it known that she excluded a return if a project of this kind was started and that the Sex and the City adventure was now behind her. It is not known if the character of Samantha Jones will be back in this near seventh season but Kim Cattrall had voiced in an interview with Piers Morgan her desire to see this cult character be embodied by another actress, preferably not white, – the series having already been criticized for its lack of diversity: “It’s a great role. I played it all the way, and a little bit more, and I loved it. Another actress should play it. Maybe they should have an Afro-Samantha Jones. American or a Hispanic Samantha Jones. “
With or without Samantha, these new episodes of Sex and the City will have the heavy task of transposing the lives of these cult heroines to our time, very different from the 1990s. The new season of Darren Star’s flagship series will she know to seduce early fans and the new generation? Sarah Aubrey, Director of Original Content at HBO Max, is pretty confident and can’t wait to see this sequel: “I grew up with these characters, and I can’t wait to see how their stories have evolved in this new chapter, with the sincerity, emotion, humor and the beloved city that has always defined them.”