It’s official, there’s a 'Sex and the City' revival on the way
We couldn’t help but wonder… is this a good idea?
And just like that, Sex and the City fans get the news they’ve been waiting for, HBO Max is bringing back the iconic series for a revival that will be called, lol, And Just Like That.
Three of the show’s original stars, Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis took to their social media last night to share the show’s first sneak peak, though a pretty notable absence was Kim Cattrall who played fan favourite Samantha in the original.
Not surprising for anyone who’s been following the fallout after the planned third SATC film fell apart two years ago and Cattral went public with her dislike for the series and her co-stars, going so far as to say they were “never friends” and posting this memorable tweet. Did somebody say scandal?
According to a statement from HBO Max’s parent company, WarnerMedia, the new series will “follow Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte as they navigate the journey from the complicated reality of life and friendship in their 30s to the even more complicated reality of life and friendship in their 50s”.
First airing in 1998, Sex and the City covered the sex (duh), relationships, careers and friendships of newspaper columnist Carrie Bradshaw (Parker) and her friends, lawyer Miranda (Nixon), art dealer Charlotte (Davis) and PR guru Samantha (Cattrall). The show ran for six seasons, winning seven Emmys and eight Golden Globe awards, and inspired two spin off films (one of which was not good, at all).
The SATC news is the latest in a string of reboots for HBO Max, which also has Gossip Girl and True Blood revivals in the works.
While I’m a fan of the show (I burned through all six seasons in the first few lonely weeks after I moved away from home for the first time), I’m a bit skeptical about the idea of a reboot. Carrie and her dramas were fun and all but after a few rewatches I have to say I find her low-key annoying and generally quite hard to root for (she picked Big over Aidan??), not to mention the plethora of times she was a shitty friend to the other girls. I can’t really see how they’ll pass off her irritating traits as enduring when she’s (realistically) supposed to be a more mature character in her 50s?
Then there’s the issue of the second movie, which had a real bottom of the barrel feel to it…
Ah who am I kidding, good or bad I know I’m going to watch it.
Let’s get “carried” away (again)!
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