January 10, 2021
HBO Max Jan. 10 announced it has given a limited series order for “And Just Like That,” a revival of the groundbreaking (1998-2004) HBO series “Sex and the City,” which starred Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis and Kim Cattrall.
The new Max Original series is based on the book “Sex and the City” by Candice Bushnell as well as the original TV series, which was created by Darren Star and won seven Emmys and eight Golden Globes. The series spawned two feature-length movies in 2008 and 2010 that generated a combined $709 million at the worldwide box office.
The new Max series will follow Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte as they navigate the journey from the complicated reality of life and friendship in their 30s to the even more complicated reality of life and friendship in their 50s. The 10-episode, half-hour series is scheduled to begin production in New York late spring.
“I grew up with these characters, and I can’t wait to see how their story has evolved in this new chapter, with the honesty, poignancy, humor and the beloved city that has always defined them,” Sarah Aubrey, head of original content, HBO Max, said in a statement.
Noticeably missing from the reboot: Cattrall, who famously played Samantha Jones on the original series, but has long stated little desire to reprise the role.