After years away from our screens, the Sex and the City reboot is now being shot in New York.
The cameras are finally rolling and we’re now being treated to behind-the-scenes snaps of the upcoming series.
Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, and Cynthia Nixon are reprising their roles as Carrie, Charlotte and Miranda, respectively. And, yes, Kim Cattrall, who played Samantha in the TV show, is now sadly out of the picture — but more on that later.
For now, let’s backtrack a bit. If you’re not up to speed about the reboot, I’m here to fill you in.
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What’s the name of the reboot?
The HBO Max series is called ‘And Just Like That…’ and will have 10 episodes.
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The ladies will be back in the spotlight as they ‘navigate the even more complicated reality of life and friendship in their 50s.’
Carrie’s traded in her column for a podcast, but what Charlotte and Miranda are upto is still under wraps.
This week, there were reports that the script had been leaked, revealing that there’s set to be plenty of drama in store for Mr. Big and Carrie. According to Page Six, the couple have split and are fighting over finances in the midst of a divorce.
Why is Samantha not part of the reboot?
Cattrall has been vocal about not wanting to play the role for years now.
In an interview in 2017, the actress shared, “It’s quite extraordinary to get any kind of negative press about something I’ve been saying for almost a year of ‘no’, that I’m demanding or a diva.”
It’s now been confirmed that they’re writing out her character as they grew apart as friends.
Samantha isn’t the only significant member of the series who’s not returning. Patricia Field, who was the costume designer for the first SATC, will also not be part of the reboot. The good news is there are no hard feelings there — it’s just due to a scheduling conflict. She’s working on ‘Emily in Paris’ at the moment.
Molly Rogers, whom Patricia worked with for the first series, will now take styling duties for the show.
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Will Mr. Big be there?
Some may argue that a Sex and the City reboot is not complete without Mr. Big, while others would rather see the back of him. No matter which side you take, it’s been confirmed that he’s coming back.
It was previously reported that Chris Noth won’t reprise his role, but he confirmed in May that he’ll definitely be on board the reboot.
He’ll be joined by other former cast members returning to the show, including John Corbett (Aidan), Bridget Moynahan (Natasha), David Eigenberg (Steve), Mario Cantone (Anthony), Willie Garson (Stanford), Evan Handler (Harry).
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New cast members
There will also be lots of new characters. Sara Ramirez, whom you may remember from Grey’s Anatomy, has signed on to be part of the SATC reboot. Sarita Choudhury, Nicole Ari Parker, and Karen Pittman have also joined the cast.
When will Sex and the City reboot air?
So when are we actually gonna see the Sex and the City reboot? A date has not been set, but since they’re already starting to film, it looks like the series may premiere by the end of the year or early 2022.