Are we prepared for a Samantha-less, coronavirus-ridden Sex and the City?
In information that may make you nostalgic, video time capsule Sex and the City is coming again to tv. HBO Max introduced a restricted collection that may reunite Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis’s roles as Carrie, Miranda, and Charlotte. But not Kim Cattrall as the long-lasting Samantha. Though Cattrall gained’t return, Parker guarantees the revival can have all types of contemporary and up to date trappings just like the impact of coronavirus on New York…and podcasts.
Earlier this month, Parker formally confirmed the reboot — titled And Just Like That… — with a video on her Instagram feed.
Parker has been working to advertise the present in gentle of the information that Kim Cattrall, who performed Samantha, won’t be returning for the reboot.
Samantha Jones not often did issues she didn’t need to do—which is seemingly the identical philosophy adopted by Kim Cattrall https://t.co/TVBtjjEDHB
— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) January 23, 2021
SJP informed TMZ, “We’re not looking to create a fourth character. We have New York City as the fourth character. There will be lots of interesting, new characters we are super excited about.”
After the…attention-grabbing decisions made within the second Sex and the City movie, I couldn’t assist however marvel what different tales the franchise have left to inform. Especially after SJP’s Carrie hurled all of her soulmate besties below the bus.
For these of you who want a refresher, Carrie informed her husband, Mr. Big, that her buddies suggested her to cover an indiscretion from him. In actual life, that’s a friendship-ending occasion: Your husband would by no means belief your folks once more, your folks would by no means really feel snug supplying you with trustworthy suggestions, and nobody needs to be in the identical room collectively anymore.
And in a world the place racial and financial variety issues greater than ever in leisure, does the world want one other present about rich white girls dwelling in a city that has successfully priced out the center class?
SJP is betting sure, however with some tweaks.
I really like the premise of intercourse and town, however the truth that it’s all about simply 4 white girls actually kills me, like that’s how we’re representing NYC? As simply white girls??
— ~☆ A R T P O P ☆~ (@skydaddyhater) January 26, 2021
In a brand new January twenty ninth, 2021 interview with Vanity Fair, Parker mentioned she will’t wait to see the scripts that famed showrunner Michael Patrick King is engaged on — this time with a writers room that’s in any other case composed completely of “diverse” girls.
“It’s incredibly diverse in a really exciting way,” Parker famous of the present’s incoming writers, who will pepper the collection with recent “life experience, political world views, and social world views.”
Parker commented that COVID-19 will “obviously be part of the storyline, because that’s the city [these characters] live in.” And as a present primarily about relationship, she says the present will discover how COVID “has changed relationships once friends disappear? I have great faith that the writers are going to examine it all.”
Sarah Jessica Parker spoke to V.F. in regards to the upcoming Sex and the City revival—and she or he has as many questions on Carrie, Miranda, and Charlotte as you do. But one factor she is aware of? COVID-19 will “clearly be a part of the storyline.” https://t.co/6Rvww9B4kk
— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) January 29, 2021
SJP doesn’t know precisely what’s in retailer for her character on the small display screen, however she did say that she will’t wait to see what the characters are doing of their ’50s.
“I think that Cynthia, Kristin, and I are all excited about the time that has passed,” mentioned Parker. “You know, who are they in this world now? Have they adapted? What part have they played? Where have they fallen short as women, as friends, and how are they finding their way? Did they move with momentum? Are they like some people who are confused, threatened, nervous [by what’s happening in the world]? I’m so curious and excited to see how the writers imagine these women today.”
Parker’s new concepts in regards to the reboot peppered the Vanity Fair interview.
“What is their relationship to social media? What has changed?” Miranda and Charlotte, she famous, are each moms of youngsters now: “What is their life like? For Carrie, who doesn’t have family beyond her friendships, where is she professionally? How have all of these political changes affected her work? Is she still writing a column? Has she written any more books? Or does she have a podcast? What does fashion mean to her now? How have the friendships changed or not changed, and has her social circle grown?”
Stay tuned to search out out.