It’s official — and it’s very exciting. The iconic TV show “Sex and the City” is coming back for a rebooted 10-episode series. The show finished its initial run in 2004, and it’s been a decade since we last saw Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha on screen, in the 2010 movie “Sex and the City 2.”
But the reboot comes with some big changes. First of all, the name: The reboot will be called “And Just Like That.” This was revealed by the show’s stars on social media, alongside a teaser trailer for the series that mostly shows the hustle and bustle of New York City interspersed with that old familiar computer cursor typing out Carrie Bradshaw’s thoughts.
The teaser trailer was posted on Instagram by Sarah Jessica Parker, and by Cynthia Nixon on Twitter, who wrote the caption, “Anything is possible. This is New York.”
— Cynthia Nixon (@CynthiaNixon) January 10, 2021
Speaking of cast members, it’s going to be a little different this time. Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis are reprising their roles of Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte respectively, but Kim Cattrall, who played Samantha, won’t be joining them.
For several years, Cattrall has made it clear that she wouldn’t be part of any further installments of the “SATC” franchise. On Piers Morgan’s U.K. talk show in October 2017, she was asked whether she would ever play Samantha again.
“Not for me,” Cattrall responded. “That was part of turning 60. That was a very clear moment of how many years do I have left and what do I want to do with it? What haven’t I done? I feel that the show was the best when it was the series and the bonus was the two movies.”
Darren Star, who created the series, isn’t coming back either, but Michael Patrick King, who directed the original series, is taking the role of executive producer.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, production on “And Just Like That” will start late spring in New York City. The 10-episode series will follow the characters “as they navigate friendships in their 50s” and will stream on HBO Max.
“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,” Sarah Aubrey, head of originals at HBO Max, told The Hollywood Reporter.