Sex and the City is set to return as a limited series, with most of the original cast rumoured to be reprising their roles.
Sources at HBO Max confirmed the news to Deadline last night (December 23), while Page Six reports that Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis will return, but Kim Cattrall will not.
The news comes over a year after an announcement that Paramount Television and Anonymous Content were working on an adaptation of Candace Bushnell’s 2019 book, Is There Still Sex in the City? There doesn’t appear to be any update on this series.
Last September, Parker told Entertainment Tonight that “it’s really hard to ignore the deafening cry for a sequel”, adding that she’d like to do “some episodes of Sex and the City” but “wouldn’t call it a reboot, I would call it a ‘revisit’.”
“I’d like to see where all of them are,” she continued. “I’m curious. The world has changed even since the movie. I mean, the world has changed so much; technology and social media. Those characters never talked about social media, which I think would be really interesting, and also sexual politics and the #MeToo movement. I think Carrie Bradshaw would just be so greedy to share her feelings and thoughts.”
There’s no details about the HBO Max series yet. In the meantime, look back at Dazed’s feature about what Hollywood’s obsession with reboots says about our times.