The Sex and the City revival will have a more diverse cast

Jessica Vince
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From Harper's BAZAAR

Since it's been confirmed that a Sex and the City revival is on the way, rumours regarding the show's casting and plot lines have been bubbling.

One thing that's clear is the show will be much more diverse this time round, with producers ensuring it is better connected to the real world. Both the classic series and the follow-up movies were heavily criticised for a lack of inclusivity, with the second movie being deemed particularly offensive to Muslims. Many people have said that the franchise will need to update its race and sexual politics to remain in touch with the current climate.

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Bosses on the ten-part series have vowed to make the show "as racially diverse and colourful as New York city itself". A source close to the production told The Mail on Sunday: "Samantha isn’t coming back but we are introducing two new characters, strong and feisty women of colour, who will help introduce the show to a new generation of viewers and more accurately reflect the world we live in."

Rumours suggest that Caitlyn Jenner is also set for a cameo role in the comeback series. The 71-year-old has a wealth of experience in front of the camera and has become an advocate for the transgender community since her gender transition in 2015.

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"Caitlyn has been a media fixture in one way or another for going on 50 years. She’s really perfect for an appearance," said an insider. "They want new faces for the show, but they want people viewers actually know and care about too."

One former star who is ready to reprise her role, should there be a place for her in the revival, is Jennifer Hudson. In a new interview with Entertainment Tonight, the actress, who played Carrie Bradshaw's assistant in the first Sex and the City movie, expressed her interest in returning to the franchise.

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Photo credit: Patrick McMullan - Getty Images

When the interviewer asked if Louise from St. Louis might be back, Hudson replied, "I hope so! That would be cool. I’m down."

Deadline confirmed the news that Sex and the City's 10-episode limited series would be titled And Just Like That..., with stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis set to executive produce alongside Michael Patrick King. "The revival will follow Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte as they navigate the journey from the complicated reality of life and friendship in their 30s to the even more complicated reality of life and friendship in their 50s," according to Deadline. "It is scheduled to begin production in New York late spring."

Parker shared a video teaser for the show on Instagram and wrote, "I couldn’t help but wonder... where are they now?"

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