- Words Solly Warner
Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis will all be returning to the highly-anticipated SATC reboot, but Kim Cattrall will be absent.
Just before we finally saw the back of 2020, it was confirmed that the iconic series, Sex and the City, would be officially returning.
The much-loved show that ran from 1998 to 2004 is back for a limited series on HBO Max. Sarah Jessica Parker will reprise her role as Carrie Bradshaw, alongside her co-stars Cynthia Nixon as zero BS hero Miranda Hobbes, and Kristin Davis as the always optimistic Charlotte York.
However, whilst SATC’s cult following may have been screaming at the first sight of a reboot – titled ‘And Just Like That’ – the news comes with a potential pitfall. Sassy Samantha Jones will not be returning to the new series, as Kim Cattrall has not been included in the 10 episodes.
Despite the lack of a fourth main character, HBO Max states that the new show will follow “Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte 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”.
Parker has shared a teaser on Instagram with the caption: “I couldn’t help but wonder… where are they now?” This tiny taste of what’s to come shows an array of quintessential NYC scenery and features the phrase “And just like that… The story continues”.
Whilst reaction has been mixed, there is a growing, stirring frenzy on the fashion side of things. Many fashion labels have already shared their huge interest in vying for an appearance in the show. Though it is unlikely to have the same cultural impact as the original, clothing in popular TV shows is becoming a bigger and bigger focus, especially without the usual attention towards red carpet looks these days.
With a show that particularly revolves around fashion, inclusion of designer’s pieces is still likely to be highly lucrative for the brands. So, it’s set to be a widely talked about subject, whoever manages to dress the characters in the series.
With one of the original producers, Michael Patrick King, also returning for the revival as an executive producer, production is set to begin in late spring, in none other than New York City.