The new chapter of the hit series is titled And Just Like That… and will star Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis. Kim Cattrall, who played Samantha Jones in the original series, will not be returning. Creator Michael Patrick King is set to executive produce.
The revival was announced via a teaser on Parker’s Instagram page featuring shots of New York City and the phrase “The Story Continues…” being typed out on a computer, an allusion to the career of Parker’s character, Carrie Bradshaw, as a sex and relationship columnist for the fictional New York Star.
“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, humor and the beloved city that has always defined them,” Sarah Aubrey, head of HBO Max’s original content, said via statement.
Sex and the City originally aired on HBO 1998-2004, and was the subject of two successful features, one in 2008 and the other in 2010.
As for Cattrall, back in 2017, The Daily Mail reported that pre-production for a third Sex and the City movie was about to begin, with filming scheduled to start but it stalled because Cattrall demanded the movie’s studio, produce other projects she had in development, or she wouldn’t sign on for another installment of the beloved series.
But Cattrall claims that those reports about her demands were untrue and told the SATC crew that she would not be returning to play Samantha.
“I remember so clearly making that decision. Last December I got a phone call and it was concerning that and I knew exactly, I could feel it, and the answer was simply, ‘Thank you but no, I’m good,'” she told Piers Morgan on his iTV series, Life Stories.