As the iconic Sex And The City series begins to take shape, certain facts have been quite established. Set to be shot in the bustling city of New York, the show will follow the lives of Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte as they navigate friendship in their 50s. Titled ‘And Just Like That’, the upcoming series will consist of 10 half-hour episodes. While no official release date has been announced yet, multiple speculations and confirmations have been floating around.
Kim Cattrall playing the bold publicist, Samantha Jones, won’t be reprising her role for the reboot. Justifying this exit was HBO content chief Casey Bloys who stated, “Just as in real life, people come into your life, people leave. Friendships fade, and new friendships start. So, I think it is all very indicative of the real stages—the actual stages of life. They’re trying to tell an honest story about being a woman in her 50s in New York. So, it should all feel somewhat organic. The friends that you have when you’re 30, you may not have when you’re 50.”
While you may have major opinions on that one, according to reports, another major character won’t be returning either. Mr Big (played by Chris Noth), who was last seen married to Carrie in the movie Sex And The City 2, won’t make a comeback. Hence, the status of their marriage will be unknown.
However, here’s the plot twist you ought to know. Aidan Shaw, Carrie’s doting ex and a furniture designer in the series, will be a recurring character in the upcoming reboot. Let’s just say that Aidan assumes the role of the typical ex who keeps entering and exiting without a statutory warning. From making an appearance in season three and four of the original series to bumping into Carrie at a souk in Abu Dhabi in the movie, we must say that the character lives up to the term. Played by John Corbett, the actor has made an official statement on the number of episodes he will be starring in. “I’m going to do the show,” Corbett said according to reports and also called it “very exciting.” While there’s no clarity on how he will fit into Carrie’s life, he certainly “might be in quite a few” episodes.
When Sex And The City first premiered in 1998, it was emblematic of something that had never been done before in that era. From pushing the envelope to having open conversations about the enticing single life to navigating love with no barriers, the show was hilarious while unsealing frankness. Flash forward to 2021, dwindling love interests are now passé and not revolutionary. So, what will set it apart from the previous runs? The answer is diversity. Casey Bloys mentioned that Michael Patrick King, writer and director of the show, “didn’t want to tell a story with all-white writers or an all-white cast. It’s not reflective of New York. So, they are being very, very conscious about understanding that New York has to reflect the way New York looks today.”
What are your thoughts about the new rendition of the iconic series?