Sex and the City revival heading to HBO Max
HBO Max has greenlit yet another revival, with Sex and the City this time heading back to our screens.
HBO’s streaming service has been swift to capitalise on Warner’s back catalogue of titles to try and draw in subscribers, with reunions for shows such as The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Friends, not to mention revivals of Gossip Girl and True Blood. Now, it’s getting Carrie Bradshaw and her friends back together – not for a reunion, but for a whole new revival series.
Titled And Just Like That…, it will see Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis reprise their roles as Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte. Picking up with them in the 50s, if follows them as they navigate friendship and love in New York. They’ll be one friend down, however: Kim Cattrall, who played Samantha in the original series, will not return. Parker, Nixon and Davis, meanwhile, will executive produce as well as star, alongside EP Michael Patrick King.
HBO Max has ordered 10 half-hour episodes, with production set to begin in New York this spring. The news was announced last night on Instagram with a short teaser dropped by the cast.
“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, humour and the beloved city that has always defined them,” Sarah Aubrey, head of original content at HBO Max, said in a statement.
The original series premiered on HBO back in 1998 and ran for six seasons – until 2004 – and then spawned two big screen outings, including 2008’s Sex and the City and 2010’s Sex and the City 2. With Sky currently holding the rights to the original show, there’s a likelihood that the revival will end up on UK TV screens there, although watch this space for confirmation, as HBO’s international plans for HBO Max remain unclear.