Take a deep breath. Something huge has happened. HBO Max has confirmed that the Sex and The City reboot is happening. That's right Carrie, Charlotte and Miranda are making an actual comeback. While the third, much-hyped movie never happened, HBO has confirmed that Sex and the City is getting a TV revival, entitled And Just Like That....
Although one main character won't be part of the reboot (sob), we can expect to see some major love interests returning.
After being treated to our first look at the much-anticipated series this week, HBO also confirmed new cast members officially joining the reboot. Exciting! Here's everything we know about the Sex and The City reboot so far.
Who has been cast in And Just Like That?
As well as SJP, original stars Kristin Davis, and Cynthia Nixon will also appear, but Kim Cattrall won't be back after the actor made it clear she had moved on from the series, which originally ran from 1998–2004.
Plans for a third film were scrapped when Kim said she didn't want to do it, explaining at the time it was "an empowered decision in my life to end one chapter and start another". There have been rumours for years that she and co-star Sarah didn't get along.
But, in slightly better news John Corbett (no, not that one) recently confirmed that he will be returning to reprise the role of Aidan Shaw, Carrie's ex-fiancé and to many, her rightful partner. "I'm going to do the show," Corbett told Page Six, adding that he thinks he is set to appear in "quite a few" of the new episodes.
In May 2021, MailOnline also revealed Chris Noth would be back as Mr. Big, and Miranda will also be joined by her on-screen husband Steve - played by David Eigenberg. "Viewers will definitely see Big, Aiden and Steve," a senior production source said.
While we don't know much about the storyline as of yet, this recent news will likely reignite the Aidan Vs. Big debate which got a lot of fans talking when the series first aired. The discussion was then brought up again in the second film when Carrie ran into Aidan in Abu Dhabi and ended up sharing a kiss with him.
Meanwhile, as the fans were losing it over Kim Cattrall's absence from the show, SJP reportedly has a plan to replace her with some new big name talent, and is trying to persuade friend and former costar Hugh Grant to join the project.
"Sarah Jessica has it in her head that she needs a big - and I mean big - male star in the SATC reunion ensemble," a source told The Mirror. "To help smooth over the absence of Kim [Cattrall]. they added.
"At the top of SJP and HBO Max's wish list to join the series is Hugh Grant, who loves the show and had a great time working with Sarah Jessica in the past, and with HBO just last year on his massive hit The Undoing. And the money's there to bring in Hugh and pay him his full freight."
Have any new characters been confirmed for And Just Like That?
Yes, bring on the newbies! Grey's Anatomy's Sara Ramírez is joining the series as Che Diaz, a non-binary, queer, stand-up comedian who hosts a podcast that Carrie frequently joins. In a recent press release, HBO Max said: "Che is 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.”
On 14 July, it was also confirmed that Sarita Choudhury (Little Fires Everywhere), Nicole Ari Parker (Empire), and Karen Pittman (The Morning Show) have joined the cast. Choudhury will star as Seema Patel, a self-made real estate broker in Manhattan; Pittman will take on the role of Dr. Nya Wallace, a Columbia Law School professor, and Parker will play Lisa Todd Wexley, a documentarian and mother of three.
When does filming for And Just Like That begin?
It already has! We *officially* have our first look at the much-anticipated series. HBO's official Instagram for And Just Like That... shared a glorious snap of Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon strolling down the streets of Manhattan looking incredibly fierce.
The photo, taken by Craig Blankenhorn, has spun the internet into a frenzy. Let's just say when HBO Max Pop commented on the post, "crying in my manolos 😭💗," we felt that. Fans were also pretty impressed by the update, with one commenting, "anyone else see this and almost start crying?," while another added, "❤️❤️❤️❤️ just like that I got goosebumps!"
What's And Just Like That going to be about?
SJP previously spoke to Entertainment Tonight about the possibility of the show returning as a series rather than a third film, but said it would need to be a "revisit" rather than a "reboot".
"I’d like to see where all of them are," she shared. "I'm curious, the world has changed even since the movie. I mean, the world has changed so much, technology and social media.
"They never - which is maybe a virtue too because I would have complicated things even more - so those characters never talked about social media, which I think would be really interesting and just also sexual politics and the #MeToo movement and Time’s Up has really steered conversations about sexual politics, and I think Carrie Bradshaw would just be so greedy to share her feelings and thoughts."
As the hype for the reboot builds SJP posted a picture on Instagram of Carrie Bradshaw's apartment, featuring the iconic steps up to the building where so much drama happened across the seasons.
In the post Parker told fans she is both "thrilled and terrified" about the reboot. Us too, SJP...
When is And Just Like That being released?
According to Variety the show started filming in spring 2021, meaning that we probably shouldn't expect anything to air until early 2022.
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