Sarah Jessica Parker wants Hugh Grant to replace Kim Cattrall in SATC reboot

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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, and while one main character won't be part of the reboot (sob), HBO has recently announced that one major love interest will be returning.

Sarah Jessica Parker confirmed the reboot news on Instagram back in January, posting a teaser of the upcoming series alongside the caption, "I couldn’t help but wonder... where are they now? X, SJ. @HBOMax @JustLikeThatMax #AndJustLikeThat #SATCNextChapter."

Here's everything we know about the Sex and The City reboot.

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.

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"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."

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.

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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.

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.

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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] and the potentially diminished role with Chris Noth [Mr Big], whose deal to return is not yet done and whose exact role is still being figured out," they added.

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"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," the source continued.

When is And Just Like That being released?

According to Variety the show is set to start filming in spring 2021, meaning that we probably shouldn't expect anything to air until early 2022.

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