Release Date, Cast & Story Details



Here’s everything we know about the Sex and the City revival, a 10-episode series that was officially announced by HBO Max in January 2021.

Here’s everything we know about the Sex and the City revival And Just Like That…, which was officially announced by HBO Max in January 2021. Based on Candace Bushnell’s eponymous book series, the TV show was originally developed by Darren Starr, who is best known for creating the series Beverly Hills 90210, Melrose Place, and most recently, Emily in Paris. Given that HBO originally produced six seasons of Sex and the City between 1998 and 2004, and then released two future films, it makes sense HBO Max has ordered its revival.

During the late ’90s, Sex and the City’s romance-in-New York premise complemented the emergence of the hard-hitting crime drama The Sopranos. Both series established HBO as go-to service for edgy “prestige TV,” and in a time when traditional networks like CBS, ABC, Fox were more popular than ever, and didn’t have to worry about competitive streaming services. Thematically, Sex and the City paved the way for an early-Digital Age hit like Lena Dunham’s Girls, as the series follows a group of female friends who seek happiness and love in the Big Apple.

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Just as a popular ’90s series like Friends heavily relied on potent chemistry among an ensemble cast, Sex and the City similarly became a pop culture sensation because of its main lineup of Sarah Jessica Parker (Carrie Bradshaw), Cynthia Nixon (Miranda Hobbes), Kristin Davis (Charlotte York), and Kim Cattrall (Samantha Jones). Sex and the City also became a popular watch for male viewers across the world, as the series’ romantic insight allows for a better understanding from the female perspective, especially through the leads’ interactions with supporting male characters such as Mr. Big (Chris Noth) and others of his ilk. And now, the show is returning on HBO Max.

Sex And The City Revival Release Date

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The Sex and the City revival will be a 10-episode series on HBO Max. The new chapter is called And Just Like That… and marks the first new franchise installment – featuring the original characters – in over a decade. When the HBO series concluded in 2004, it was followed by the 2008 film Sex and the City and the 2010 sequel Sex and the City 2. A series spinoff, The Carrie Diaries, aired on The CW between 2013 and 2014. The Sex and the City revival began production in summer 2021, and while a firm release date has yet to be revealed, star Sarah Jessica Parker recently confirmed a December 2021 premiere.

Sex And The City Revival Cast

Cynthia Nixon, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kristin Davis in Sex and the City

The original Sex and the City main cast returns for the HBO Max revival, except for Cattrall, presumably because of her unresolved conflict with Parker (according to PageSix). While Cattrall is out, lots of other actors are in, including both returning characters and new faces. Notably, Chris Noth will be back as Mr. Big, as will John Corbett as Aidan, Carrie’s often dueling love interests. Grey’s Anatomy vet Sara Ramirez is also joining the cast as Che Diaz, a queer, non-binary stand-up comedian, while Evan Handler, David Eigenberg, and Mario Cantone will be reprising their respective roles of Harry, Steve, and Anthony. Another previously confirmed character to appear is Stanford Blatch, played by actor Willie Garson. Garson was filming work on the series until his death from cancer in September 2021 at age 57.

Sex And The City Revival Story

The Sex and the City revival on HBO Max will follow Carrie, Charlotte, and Miranda as they pursue “love and friendship” during their 50s. On social media, the cast members shared a teaser clip, which features cryptic narration from Parker’s Carrie and shows images of Big Apple cityscapes. For now, the tagline “And just like that… the story continues” suggests that the main protagonists decide to reunite or unknown reasons. For her part, Parker has confirmed that the Sex and the City revival will feature the Coronavirus pandemic in its plot, which makes sense considering the virus’ huge effect on New York City.

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