And Just Like That writers respond to fan criticism over Steve

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And Just Like That spoilers to follow.

The creators of the Sex and the City sequel series And Just Like That has responded to fan criticism over the character of Steve Brady, who really seems to be going through it.

Steve (David Eigenberg) has not had a good time of it recently as it turns out his wife, and main character, Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) has been hooking up with Carrie's co-worker Che Diaz (Sara Ramirez) – but he is completely unaware of it.

Executive producers Julie Rottenberg and Elisa Zuritsky have addressed backlash from social media users over Steve's tragic storyline in an interview with Vanity Fair.

Photo credit: HBO/Warner Bros.
Photo credit: HBO/Warner Bros.

With some suggesting that the writers have a vendetta against Steve, Zuritsky said: "Everyone on the show, every single person, loves David Eigenberg as a human being. We love him as an actor. We love Steve. We are really invested in the Steve-ness of him. He's so full of life, and the Steves out there are good guys."

Rottenberg added that though Miranda's affair with Che does affect Steve, it's more about her own personal sexuality journey and is representative of the struggles many real-life couples go through having been together for so long.

She said: "Miranda's journey is representing another reality out there, which a lot of people go through – the reevaluations and transitions in life. Grown couples grow apart, and people come to epiphanies about what their spouse is or isn't fulfilling for them."

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Photo credit: Sky Atlantic - HBO

"Miranda's story was very representative of a certain path that a lot of women find themselves on."

Zuritsky also suggested that the criticism was a "gender issue" with people "feeling angry at her and more protective of him". She assured fans that Steve would have his chance in the show soon.

The criticism comes after articles such as Vogue's 'What Happened to the Men of Sex and the City' and The Cut's 'Steve Deserves Better' as well as author Roxane Gay writing on Twitter that the show has not given Steve even "one good scene".

And Just Like That, the sequel to Sex and the City, airs on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV.

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