Production for HBO Max’s Sex and the City revival has officially begun! On Friday, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis reunited for the first table read of the highly anticipated reboot, titled And Just Like That…. “Together again. ð Read through our first episodes. @justlikethatmax Alongside all the fellas and our newest cast members. Like an ice cream sundae,” Parker wrote on Instagram.
The limited series is set to follow Charlotte, Carrie, and Miranda as they navigate life in New York City as women in their 50s. Michael Patrick King will once again serve as executive producer, with Chris Noth, David Eigenberg, Evan Handler, Willie Garson, and Mario Cantone also returning. Meanwhile, Sara RamÃrez is joining the cast as Che Diaz, a nonbinary, queer comedian who hosts a podcast that Carrie often appears on. According to Deadline, Che is “a big presence with a big heart whose outrageous sense of humor and progressive, human overview of gender roles has made them and their podcast very popular.” Keep reading to go behind the scenes of the upcoming reboot.
The HBO Max revival of Sex and the City, officially titled And Just Like That…, is set to begin production this summer, and it’ll be bringing some of your favorite characters back to TV several years since we first saw them! The big news, of course, is that one of the original quartet of stars will not be returning: Kim Cattrall, who played Samantha Jones and who famously has not had great relationships with her former SATC costars, will be sitting this one out.
However, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis are all slated to return, along with other old familiar faces and new characters. So far, only a few people have been confirmed as part of the cast – check them out here, then speculate away at who else might put in an appearance!
Lucy Liu could teach a seminar in what living intentionally in Hollywood looks like. The Elementary actress joined other powerful women, like Regina King, Samantha Bee, Jane Fonda, and New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham for a conversation with Emily’s List on April 20. During the “First but Not the Last” chat, Lucy opened up about what she looks for when choosing a role, how she’s outgrown the industry’s competitive nature, and how the coronavirus pandemic made her feel more powerful in the end.
Lucy’s body of work spans decades, including several different iconic characters. As she told moderator Zerlina Maxwell, this breadth of roles and projects is intentional. “Choosing characters is something that I want to keep varied for myself as an artist,” Lucy explained. She seeks to explore the world outside of her own “microcosm” and prioritizes staying true to herself above all else. “We don’t want to just take roles because we should do it, because we are representing a race or a people,” she continued, emphasizing that people shouldn’t lose the other facets of their identities because of their race.
“I didn’t know I was that capable.”
Her focus on individuality extends to her personal life, as well, as Lucy found her most powerful self amid the COVID-19 pandemic this past year. She didn’t try to run from her responsibilities. Instead, she was tested in new ways, like schooling her 5-year-old son Rockwell at home when things shut down and caring for her sick mother who spent time in the hospital. Like many millennials and Gen Xers, she found herself in a generational sandwich, watching over young and old. “It’s helped me learn what I am more capable of than ever,” she said. “I didn’t know I was that capable.”
Lucy’s ability to adapt with the times is something she has learned with age, both at home and in professional settings. As part of the Emily’s List discussion, she explained that she’s become more comfortable with herself and less concerned with the competitiveness among women in Hollywood. “I don’t know how I can be anything else but myself,” she said. Lucy doesn’t want to limit herself by being compared to others. She trusts the audience to know when she’s performing authentically, even when she’s embarking on a project unlike anything she’s done before. This philosophy is guiding her career in 2021. “I feel like my best work is yet to come.”
It’s official! A Sex and the City revival is coming soon to HBO Max, as confirmed by Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, and Cynthia Nixon. On Sunday, the former costars each shared the same teaser video on Instagram. The clip features footage from around New York City, as well as some Carrie Bradshaw-style writing: “And just like that . . . The story continues . . .”
The nostalgic ’90s show will return under the title And Just Like That for a limited series, with Michael Patrick King as executive producer once again. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the revival will follow Charlotte, Carrie, and Miranda as they navigate life in the city as women in their 50s. The show will begin filming in the spring.
Kim Cattrall, who originally played Samantha, is noticeably absent from the announcement celebrations. Cattrall famously stated she would not revisit her Sex and the City character, but acknowledged her experience “was a lot of fun” and that she “loved it.” How will the famous NYC crew function as a trio instead of a quartet? We’ll have to wait and see.
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