Sex and the City returning for brand new series without Kim Cattrall

Joe Anderton
·2-min read
Photo credit: Getty Images - Paramount
Photo credit: Getty Images - Paramount

From Digital Spy

Sex and the City has long been rumoured for a reboot, with creator Darren Star's latest series Emily in Paris making people keen to see a return for the envelope-pushing HBO show.

Well one is finally happening over at streaming service HBO Max, but there's a twist: while Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon are returning as Carrie Bradshaw, Charlotte York and Miranda Hobbes, respectively, Kim Cattrall's Samantha Jones is out.

The three stars shared the above trailer for the new chapter, which is titled And Just Like That, and features a lot of 'and the City' but not much else.

Photo credit: Getty Images - Paramount
Photo credit: Getty Images - Paramount

Beyond that, it's been announced that the series will consist of 10 half-hour episodes, and production is expected to begin later this year.

Sarah Aubrey, head of original content at HBO Max, said in a statement: "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, humour and the beloved city that has always defined them."

The Sex and the City franchise has been trying to come back for a while now, with a third movie previously planned until Cattrall said she wouldn't do it. At one point she said it was because of proposed plot elements, but she's since said she would never return to SatC regardless.

Photo credit: Handout/HBO/Newsmakers - Getty Images
Photo credit: Handout/HBO/Newsmakers - Getty Images

Nixon suggested last year that the franchise should take the opportunity to improve its diversity and bring it in line with modern shows.

"I've heard many people say, including Kim Cattrall herself, that if we were to have a different fourth woman that maybe it would be a woman of colour this time and I think that would be amazing as well," she stated.

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