“Sex and the City” and three of the four stylish ladies of the Big Apple will be returning as a limited series on HBO Max, its star Sarah Jessica Parker announced Sunday.
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.
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Over the course of six seasons from 1998-2004, “Sex and the City” won seven Emmys, eight Golden Globes and is credited alongside shows like “The Sopranos” for turning HBO into a household brand. The series also led to a pair of films in 2008 and 2010 continuing the adventures of Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda that combined to gross $709 million at the global box office. A short-lived CW prequel series, “The Carrie Diaries,” also aired on The CW in 2013.
The “Sex and the City” revival is part of an effort by Warner Bros. and HBO to ramp up interest in HBO Max in 2021, taking a path similar to Disney+ by exploring ways to bring back past hits. Along with revivals of shows like “Gossip Girl” and “True Blood,” HBO Max will also offer all of Warner Bros.’ 2021 films — including “Dune” and “The Matrix 4” — at the same time they are released in theaters at no extra charge.