Sex and the City will get a facelift in 2021, US streaming service HBO Max has announced.
Long-standing rumors that the premium TV brand’s video-on-demand arm was planning to order a cover of the ’90s and 2000s show were confirmed on Sunday night U.S time when three of the four stars of the original show, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis shared a trailer for the series on social media platforms.
The reboot will be titled And Just Like This… and will be produced by Parker, Davis, Nixon and Michael Patrick King.
Kim Cattrall, who played the original group’s fourth member, Samantha, will not be returning for the rebooted series.
First broadcast in 1998, Sex and the City revolved around fashion-obsessed sex and relationship-style newspaper columnist Carrie Bradshaw (Parker) and her three friends, Miranda (Nixon), Charlotte (Davis) and Samantha (Cattrall).
The show ran for six seasons, winning seven Emmys and eight Golden Globe Awards.
Based on author Candace Bushnell’s book and created for television by Darren Star, the series has been praised for its franchise about sex and criticized for its lack of diversity and flippant treatment of certain issues. The main thrust of the plot revolved around Carrie’s recurring relationship with her main love interest, Mr. Big.
Two feature films followed the TV series in 2004, both written and directed by King. Although they have enjoyed commercial success, they have performed less well with critics, with Sex and the City 2 (2010) receiving particularly scathing critical reception.
The trailer, consisting mostly of shots of New York City, reveals few details about the history of the new series. A statement from HBO Max’s parent company, WarnerMedia, announcing the reboot was equally vague, saying the series would “follow Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte as they navigate the journey of the complicated reality of life and death. friendship in your thirties to the even more complicated reality of life. and friendship in your fifties.
Enthusiastic responses from fans on Twitter and Instagram suggested there was still a significant following for the show, while others suggested the show was dated.
The series will consist of ten half-hour episodes and is slated to begin production in late spring in New York this year.