Monday, January 11, 2021
Three out of four old stars there
“Sex and the City” gets a new edition
On the screen they played the best friends ever – in real life, however, it is said that some of the leading actresses in “Sex and the City” had a crisis. In the now confirmed reboot of the cult series, a once welcome leading role will therefore be missing.
The US hit series “Sex and the City” (1998-2004) continues. This was announced by the streaming service HBO Max. The new chapter is entitled “And just like that …” (“And just like that …”) and should include ten half-hour episodes. As the message goes on, Sarah Jessica Parker (columnist Carrie Bradshaw), Cynthia Nixon (lawyer Miranda Hobbes) and Kristin Davis (gallery owner Charlotte York) play the lead roles in the Max Original series by executive producer Michael Patrick King. Only Kim Cattrall (PR consultant Samantha Jones) is missing.
The new series is based on the book “Sex and the City” by Candice Bushnell and the original TV series created by Darren Star. “The series will accompany Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte on their way from the complicated reality of life and friendship in their 30s to the even more complicated reality of life and friendship in their 50s,” reads the content of the new episodes. The film will be shot “in late spring in New York”.
Problems between leading actresses
The original HBO series was followed by two feature films: “Sex and the City” (2008) and “Sex and the City 2” (2010). In the past few years, Cattrall had spoken out vehemently against standing in front of the camera with her ex-colleagues. Most recently, she confirmed her decision again in an interview with the British “Guardian” in the summer of 2019 – her “No” to a “SATC” continuation apparently could not be shaken.
The 64-year-old had previously caused a stir when she made public that she had never been friends with her colleagues. After it was leaked that there had always been problems between the actresses behind the scenes of the cult series, Catrall shared it on Instagram against Parker. She was a “hypocrite” and “cruel” to her. Now she’s trying to “portray herself as a nice girl”.
HBO Max is known for bringing joy to fans of old series classics. The streaming service, which belongs to the parent company Warner Media, already broadcast a reunion meeting of the cast of “The Prince of Bel-Air” with Will Smith. A reunion with the “Friends” stars is also being planned. In addition, series such as “Gossip Girl” or “Pretty Little Liars” are being reprinted.