Sex and the City started as a premium cable series, then moved on to a movie franchise – and is now on its way to streaming.
HBO Max is reviving the hit comedy series and placing a serial order for what it calls the “new chapter” of the franchise, “And Just Like That.”
The 10-episode series will reunite three members of the show’s quartet: Sarah Jessica Parker (who played Carrie Bradshaw), Cynthia Nixon (Miranda Hobbes) and Kristin Davis (Charlotte York), who will also serve as executive producer alongside Michael Patrick King . Absent for the new season: Kim Cattrall, who played Samantha Jones and had spoken loudly over the past few years about her desire to move away from the franchise.
And just like that … according to HBO Max, “Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte will follow their path from the complicated reality of life and friendship in their thirties to the even more complicated reality of life and friendship in their fifties.”
Production in New York is slated to begin in late spring.
Sex and the City, based on Candace Bushnell’s 1997 book of the same name, ran on HBO for six seasons from 1998 to 2004. Then two films were made, which came out in 2008 and 2010.
“I grew up with these characters and can’t wait to see their story unfold in this new chapter, with the honesty, sharpness, humor and the beloved city that has always defined them,” said Sarah Aubrey. Head of the original content, HBO Max said in a statement.
This isn’t the only series to be revived on HBO Max in the coming year: the streamer is also working on a reboot of Gossip Girl. And it will air The Many Saints of Newark, a Squranos prequel film, as part of parent company WarnerMedia’s decision to make its entire film debut simultaneously on HBO Max in 2021.