Sex and the City creator slams Netflix dea l

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Sex and the City creator Candace Bushnell has said she won't receive any royalties from Netflix's new deal to stream the hit series on its platform.

Last month, it was reported that Netflix would be streaming all six seasons of the series from early April 2024 (via Variety), having previously been available through Max in the US and Sky Comedy in the UK.

Speaking to The Sunday Times, Bushnell – whose newspaper column and hit 1996 novel spawned the HBO series – has now shared her thoughts on the deal, saying that it won't financially affect her.

"All of these men who are in charge of things, they just keep moving these cards around to make money, because every time they move the cards around, somebody's skimming," she said.

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She added: "The way men do business is a Ponzi scheme."

"The percentage of women in the 1 per cent who made their own money is about 3.5 per cent, and that's shocking."

Digital Spy has reached out to Netflix for comment.

Bushnell also claimed she was originally paid $100,000 by HBO for the rights to her novel, which starred Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon and Kim Cattrall and ran from 1998 to 2004.

The series has since gone on to spawn two feature films in 2008 and 2010 as well as ongoing sequel And Just Like That..., which has recently been renewed for a third season.

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The season two finale aired back in August and saw Cattrall briefly reprise her role as reprise her role as Samantha Jones in a one-off cameo appearance. Cattrall previously opted out of appearing in the reboot following a feud with Parker.

Meanwhile, Bushnell is currently performing a stage show titled True Tales of Sex, Success and Sex and the City, which details her own life and work experiences.

And Just Like That, the sequel to Sex and the City, airs on Max in the US and Sky Comedy and NOW in the UK.

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