Sex and the City star's TV comeback cancelled weeks after debut

Dan Seddon
·2-min read
Photo credit: Fox
Photo credit: Fox

From Digital Spy

The TV graveyard has welcomed another series in Kim Cattrall's Filthy Rich.

The Sex and the City favourite portrayed the mother of a wealthy evangelical family whose patriarch (played by Gerald McRaney) suddenly dies in a plane crash. Following this, a number of his illegitimate kids start to make a move for their inheritance.

Imagine HBO's Succession, but a lot more soapy.

Photo credit: Fox
Photo credit: Fox

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As for the reason behind Filthy Rich's cancellation (only five episodes of season one have aired at the time of writing), Variety reports that increasing production costs due to the coronavirus pandemic played a huge part in Fox's decision.

Debuting last month to 2.9 million total viewers, numbers went down to 2.1m a week later.

Meanwhile, Mad Men actor John Slattery's techno-drama Next also won't be returning for a second season.

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

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For Sex and the City lovers, Cattrall has definitively confessed that she'd "never" return to the franchise if offered the opportunity again – after two movies and nearly 100 episodes.

"You learn lessons in life and my lesson is to do work with good people and try and make it fun," the Samantha Jones actress said.

The good news, though, is that a sequel series is in development with fresh characters.

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