Sex and the City returning, but without ‘Samantha’

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Sex and the City returning, but without ‘Samantha’

A Sex and the City revival is heading to the small screen, more than 20 years after the hit series made its debut.

The original HBO show followed the lives of four New York women negotiating work and relationships in the late 90s and early 2000s.

But only three of the fab four are returning for the new TV series – Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis.

Kim Cattrall, who played the popular character Samantha, will not feature.

SEX AND THE CITY, Kim Cattrall, as Samantha, 2010. ph: Craig Blankenhorn/©Warner Bros./courtesy Everett Collection

The US network did not say why Cattrall wasn’t cast in the revival, titled And Just Like That – a nod to one of the show’s original catchphrases.

However, Cattrall has had a strained relationship with the show in recent years, and in particular with her former co-star Parker.

The new series will comprise of 10 half-hour episodes. Production will begin in late spring.

The trailer for the HBO Max show gives nothing away; It features numerous shots of New York, but none of the characters are seen on screen.

The original Sex and the City series, created by Darren Star, was based on Candace Bushnell’s 1997 book of the same name. It premiered on HBO in 1998 and ran for six seasons until 2004.

The show inspired two films, Sex and the City in 2008 and Sex and the City 2 in 2010. A prequel series titled The Carrie Diaries, starring Anna Sophia Robb, aired on The CW in 2013/14.

Star also created Netflix show Emily in Paris, and many have drawn inevitable comparisons between that show and SATC.