The Sex and the City Reboot Is Happening
"I couldn’t help but wonder... where are they now?"
Update 1/10/2021 at 8:00 p.m.: It's official: Sex and the City is coming back. On Instagram, the show's star Sarah Jessica Parker, posted a short teaser video. It was a montage of New York City scenes and it revealed the reboot would be on HBO Max. She captioned the post, "I couldn't help but wonder... where are they now? X."
Consistent with the rumors, the show will reportedly not feature Kim Catrall as Samantha. According to Variety, "The revival will follow Carrie Bradshaw (Parker), Charlotte York (Davis), and Miranda Hobbes (Nixon) as they navigate love and friendship in their 50s. The series will consist of 10 half-hour episodes and is set to begin production in New York City in late spring."
There are Sex and the City rumors in the air ... again. According to Page Six, a "well-placed industry insider" revealed that a limited series reboot could be coming to HBO Max and would include all the original stars except Kim Cattrall who played Samantha.
This, of course, wouldn't be the first time the iconic show attempted a comeback. There were talks about a third movie back in 2016, but Kim Cattrall famously turned down the opportunity to reprise her role. After that, things between the cast members got pretty messy (Cattrall told Sarah Jessica Parker "You are not my family. You are not my friend.”) and it seemed like any hopes of a future for the show were squashed.
In September, however, Sarah Jessica Parker, admitted that she would still be down to play Carrie again. "I think to do some episodes of Sex and the City, I wouldn't call it a reboot, I would call it a ‘revisit.” she said. "I’d like to see where all of them are. I'm curious, I mean, the world has changed so much, technology and social media. They never – which is maybe a virtue too because I would have complicated things even more – so those characters never talked about social media, which I think would be really interesting and just also sexual politics and the #MeToo movement and Time’s Up has really steered conversations about sexual politics, and I think Carrie Bradshaw would just be so greedy to share her feelings and thoughts.”
At this point, no one has made any official comment about a "revisit," but I couldn't help but wonder ... is this just another fruitless tease?