Carrie Bradshaw and her three compatriots were last seen over a decade ago already. Quite a group who turned Manhattan into a forecourt of men, brunch, and high-end fiascos.
Sex and the City’s comeback on HBO Max would nothing more than a surprise to many. It is one of the shows that aided take HBO to an new step in the late ’90s.
However, three out of the original four main cast members is returning.
Sarah Jessica Parker broke the news by taking it into Instagram in revealing a new short teaser. It showed New York City’s new features, as well as Carrie’s famous typing. Nothing is captured yet since the production will begin in the spring, and the revival will run only 10 episodes.
Moreover, this condensed catch-up will only feature Parker’s Carrie, Kristin Davis’ Charlotte, and Cynthia Nixon’s Miranda. Since Kim Cattrall isn’t returning, there would be no Samantha, the most voracious of the foursome. Cattrall’s feuds with Parker are disreputable, and has even recommended the role be recast should they unearth it.
Sex and the City ran for six seasons spread from 1998 to 2008. It was followed by two big screen movies, the second of which was longer than even Goodfellas. The show broke ground in terms of female sex positivity, showing women proudly and enthusiastically pursuing and enjoying sex, all while being strong career women.
The new show will likely break ground, too: It will follow the characters in their 50s, and the number of shows or movies about middle-aged women with active sex lives is now, as then, thin on the ground.