Sex and the City has just cast its first non-binary character in the forthcoming reboot, And Just Like That. Actor Sara Ramíez has joined the cast alongside the show’s original stars Sarah Jessica Parker (Carrie Bradshaw), Kristen Davis (Charlotte York), and Cynthia Nixon (Miranda Hobbes).
Ramíez, who is non-binary themselves, will play stand-up comic and podcaster Che Diaz, whose podcast will discuss gender and sexual fluidity, and will feature Carrie as a regular guest star. Diaz is described by Deadline as “a big presence with a big heart whose outrageous sense of humour and progressive, human overview of gender roles has made them and their podcast very popular”.
“Everyone at And Just Like That is beyond thrilled that a dynamically talented actor such as Sara Ramíez has joined the Sex and the City family,” executive producer Michael Patrick King said in a statement. “Sara is a one-of-a-kind talent, equally at home with comedy and drama – and we feel excited and inspired to create this new character for the show.”
Ramíez is known for their performance as Dr Callie Torres in Grey’s Anatomy. In the role for over a decade, the actor made history for playing the longest-running LGBTQ+ character on TV.
And Just Like That will follow Carrie, Charlotte, and Miranda as they navigate life and friendship now as women in their 50s. Kim Cattrall, who played the high-flying, promiscuous PR exec Samantha Jones, won’t be returning for the reboot.
The series, which will consist of ten half-hour episodes, is set to start production this summer in New York. In the meantime, read Samantha Jones Public Relations’ rival SATC spin-off pitch here, and watch a teaser for the reboot below.