Friday, June 14, 2024

Sex and the City to return — without sex positive Samantha

Fans are excited about the ‘Sex and the City’ revival coming to HBO, but not so happy about one glaring omission.

A revival of the hit show Sex and the City is headed to HBO Max, the network has announced, and will star all of its original cast — except actress Kim Cattrall. Cattrall’s character, Samantha Jones, has long been regarded as a sex-positive popular culture role model by gay men and older women.

The new series, titled And Just Like That…, will consist of 10 episodes and feature Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis. Parker played protagonist and narrator Carrie Bradshaw. Nixon and Davis played her best friends, lawyer Miranda Hobbes and art dealer Charlotte York. Cattrall was not mentioned in the statement and it was not revealed why she will not be part of the series.

And Just Like That… will follow the three women as they navigate romance and friendship in their 50s. Production is set to start in New York City in late spring. Parker will also produce alongside Nixon, Davis and Michael Patrick King.

Sex and the City will return… minus Samantha Jones (Kim Cattrall) | Photo: File

“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 beloved city that has always defined them,” said Sarah Aubrey, head of original content at HBO Max, in the statement. The original Sex and the City was created by Darren Star based on Candace Bushnell’s 1997 book of the same name.

And what does Samantha Jones think about the new show? Kim Cattrall “liked” a tweet about “putting herself first” after reportedly snubbing the reboot as she continues her public feud with Sarah Jessica Parker.

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