‘Sex and the City’ will likely come back for a limited series on HBO Max

Sex And The City 2 Premiere

I’m not going to do a full recap of all of the sh-t that went down between Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall in 2017 and 2018, but it was one of the biggest gossip stories out there at the time and just peruse our archives for all of the back and forth. The basic gist: SJP was the executive producer on Sex and the City and during the run of the show and the two movies, she made sure to give the Sam Jones character the worst, most degrading storylines. When SJP came to Kim with the script for a third film, Kim said no, I’m over Sam Jones. Then SJP went f–king bonkers, and basically launched a huge smear campaign against Kim for destroying the franchise, and Kim told off SJP directly and told her that they are NOT friends whatsoever.

So, there was significant beef between SJP and Kim Cattrall, and the beef was deeply personal and it was also deeply professional. Kim clearly didn’t want to play sex-starved Samantha Jones into her 60s and 70s. Kim also suggested that if SJP was really hellbent on doing more with the franchise, they should just recast Sam Jones or kill off the character. Well… that might be happening. SATC is coming back… on HBO Max. And Sam Jones won’t be around.

There’s buzz again in Hollywood that “Sex and the City” is coming back. A well-placed industry insider exclusively tells Page Six that the hit franchise will return to the small screen, with a limited series reboot coming to HBO Max, and would include all the original stars — except Kim Cattrall, who has repeatedly said she is not interested in returning.

Last September, Sarah Jessica Parker, who was also a producer on the HBO show, told Entertainment Tonight that she’d be interested in doing “some episodes of ‘Sex and the City,’” but, “I wouldn’t call it a reboot, I would call it a ‘revisit.’”

Parker — channeling her “SATC” character, “couldn’t help but wonder” – adding, “I’d like to see where all of them are. I’m curious, the world has changed even since the movie… technology and social media.” Add to that, “sexual politics and the #MeToo movement and Time’s Up… I think Carrie Bradshaw would just be so greedy to share her feelings and thoughts.”

Cattrall, who played p.r. powerhouse Samantha Jones, has feuded publicly with Parker in the past, and plans for a third feature film for the series fizzled.

[From Page Six]

Holy crap, I only just now realized that Sex and the City 2 happened TEN YEARS AGO? The movie came out in 2010. Damn. The idea that Miranda, Carrie and Charlotte would be super-into social media seems… like a weird place to start? Charlotte would definitely be an Insta-mommy, posting stuff about her perfect life on Instagram constantly. Carrie would probably be more into Twitter, and she definitely would have tweeted some sh-t which would have made her a social pariah in New York. Miranda would just be a lawyer with no social media. As for the limited series… I kind of hope they don’t kill off Sam Jones, that sh-t is dark. Just recast her or write her out of the show another way. Anyway, I’m not really looking forward to this, but hey, the franchise still makes SJP a lot of money, so here we are.

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  1. robin says:

    Not looking forward to it either

    • SJP is going to beat this dead horse forever. SATC was a terrific show. I was a huge fan. The first movie was ok, but the second movie was awful and I don’t see this potential limited series revisit as being much better. Also, as to the feud — I’m Team Cantrell. SJP really showed what an ass she is capable of being.

      • greenmonster says:

        As I heard from someone the other day… the horse is gone, you are beating the ground. That is the same case here. The horse is long gone and SJP is beating the ground at this point.

      • enike says:

        SJP wants to do the mini-series revival bc the TV show Emily in Paris is doing it, the themes she wants to do, so maybe she thinks better hurry up before Emily in Paris takes all the juice out of the possible topics

  2. Seraphina says:

    SJP is ticked because Kim’s character was a major hit and bit part of the show.
    I was a fan of the show (not a die hard) but it seems that after all we have been through in 2020, do we really care where these four women are today?

    • Izzy says:

      The only one I do care about is Samantha Jones, so ai will be skipping this reboot.

      • Wiglet Watcher says:

        Same. She was the interesting character of the show. Without her it’s going to be pretty dull and predictable.

      • Ang says:

        Same! Samantha the only character who was bearable, despite them portraying her as a one dimensional sex fiend.

      • kelleybelle says:

        Me too, it’s not Sex & the City without Sam. Carrie was only selfish, annoying and constantly needy.

      • Sojaschnitzel says:

        Same. After this stupid feud and with the most interesting character gone this will be a hard pass for me.

    • Betsy says:

      I think we have all amply proven that humans have an insatiable hunger for endlessly stupid content and will watch anything, anything at all.

    • Char says:

      Exactly. Samantha was the best character and I won’t be watching this desperate attempt of relevance from SJP. We all know what Carrie is doing nowadays: performative wokeness, performative feminism, performative writing in clothes that the Kardashians wear on their media. Pass.

      • Golly Gee says:

        Yup. Parker says ” I think Carrie Bradshaw would just be so greedy to share her feelings and thoughts.” This sentence sums up Carrie for me. She doesn’t care if anyone actually wants to hear about those thoughts and feelings, the important thing is that she gets to put them out there. On top of that, she thinks they are edgy, unique, worth hearing. Ugh. They are not.

  3. Mignionette says:

    Nope we don’t need a reboot of this. I loved this show when it came out, it had a purpose social commentary wise. But looking back now these women were SEVERELY out of touch. Please leave it in the past.

    • Ann says:

      SATC isn’t aging well at all. Every time I catch some reruns on cable I notice stuff that is crazy out of touch. SJP will never let it go and she keeps making it worse. My nostalgic appreciation lessens every time SATC is a topic now.

    • Mac says:

      SATC existed in an NYC that no longer exists. It’s best left in the past.

    • BeanieBean says:

      Right. The show had its time & place, & is now no longer relevant (if indeed it ever was).

  4. Amy Bee says:


  5. Izzy says:

    Yay. Another reboot nobody asked for.

    I wish HBO would throw a huge pile of money at Kim Cattrall in exchange for her making a few cameos that 1) are not written by SJP and have Kim’s final approval, and 2) don’t require her to be around SJP at all in order to film them.

    • Scorpion says:

      A clear sign that Hollywood has run out of ideas. Watching my first episode of SATC made little old 17 year old me want to visit NYC. I hope SJP remembers how diverse NYC and makes it more realistic so every woman across the racial spectrum can enjoy. I loved the series. I adored Charlotte and Samantha….

  6. Astrid says:

    Never liked the show or the movies the first time around. Hard pass for me.

  7. ABritGuest says:

    Please no. Especially after that sex& the city second movie some things should be left well alone.

  8. Digital Unicorn says:

    Sadly people will pay to watch this purely for nostalgic reasons – I rewatched a few episodes recently and it has not aged well. The characters were pretty vapid and the plot lines unrealistic. Samantha was always by far the most interesting character – Kim Cattrall really worked the sh1t she was given.

    At the time I watched and enjoyed the first few series but lost interest once SJP became exec producer as it quickly became the whiney Carrie show, where Carrie pretty much treated every other character like sh!t.

    • Mignionette says:

      Looking back Miranda is the only one who comes out looking good. Samantha is amusing in a caricature way. The other two are just so spoiled, desperate and whiney.

      • Betsy says:

        Charlotte was spoiled and whiny but seemed to be a fundamentally decent human. Carrie was spoiled and whiny and self centered and not a good human.

    • Seraphina says:

      DU, agreed. I think it speaks a great deal that we can look back and see how void it was and on so many levels. Kim’s character was the one which was entertaining and kept me hooked in.

      • Mignionette says:

        @Seraphina and that is likely why SJP may want her to return so badly.

        The gossip that came off that set in the last series was so bad that if true, Kim was right to never return. SJP constantly briefed against her in the press to force her into doing those last two films and apparently Kim was blackballed in the industry for a while.

        Her clapping back at SJP was the best thing she could have done as it allowed her a way to defend herself and now surprise surprise she is working again…

    • lisa says:

      I went back and watched a couple episodes and wow, the show is really tone-deaf. Lots of ageism, sexism, racism, gender stereotypes, superficiality, immorality…. I think SJP should just quiet down and let the franchise disappear, b/c if new people start watching the series NOW, she will look bad, and get totally roasted in our new PC world.

  9. Esme says:

    Good for Kim for staying out. I’m not sure SATC is relevant or even entertaining at this point: three rich white married middle aged women discuss social media?
    The characters were too rich and successful by the end of the series/movies – they cannot connect to a normal audience, they’ll just stand around and wear shoes.
    The only potentially interesting character, still single, still unconventional, was Samantha.

    • Chaine says:

      I bet that the show will write Samantha out and replace her with a new “young” friend, probably played by Lena Dunham.

  10. minx says:

    Please. It’s not Carrie Bradshaw who would be “so greedy” to “share her feelings.” SJP can’t let go of this character and the paycheck. Manhattan real estate isn’t cheap.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      That show was the biggest success of her career and is why she can’t let it go – she was TV A list for a time. When you look at SJP now you can see that she was pretty much playing herself with Carrie.

      SJP has never had a good rep – there are reasons why she ended up doing TV. Her movie career never went anywhere, even after the success of SATC. Those movies were bad.

    • Golly Gee says:

      I was thinking exactly the same thing! Sarah Jessica couldn’t help but wonder: “if I keep hammering HBO in the head with a stiletto until they lose the will to live, will they do my bidding?”

  11. helonearth says:

    Meh. I have re-watched some episodes of this show recently and dislike the character of Carrie, as she is so self centred. First movie was OK-ish but the second was appallingly bad.

    I won’t bother watching.

    • Gina says:

      My thoughts exactly. Tried to watch it and couldn’t. Carrie’s character is annoying. And her mannerisms are annoying too.

  12. ThatsNotOkay says:

    Hm. Not a single soul in that article mentions #BLM. Because all of them are white. And a few are Karens to boot. You want me to watch, have each of them taken down for their sanctimonious, all-white NYC lives that weren’t realistic then and just don’t fit in the reality we live in now. Oh, and let Carrie realize she was completely in an abusive (emotionally) relationship with Big. Because she was, though her narcissism never allowed her to see it.

  13. Darla says:

    I’d rather rewatch Golden Girls, thanks anyway.

  14. Sigmund says:

    Yeahhh. I was kind of interested at first until I realized Samantha wouldn’t be in it. Plus I’d be worried the show will just be too out of touch. Pass.

  15. L84Tea says:

    I was a huge fan of the show back in its heyday. My friends and I watched religiously. I admit, I ate it all up. But even I don’t want a reboot. The characters all got what they wanted–what is there even left to talk about besides those Manolos giving Carrie arthritis in her knees??

  16. smcollins says:

    Even before the huge fallout between SJP and KC the appalling bad second movie was what put the nail in the coffin for SATC. Maybe they’re trying to make up for that mess? But if it’s not all 4 of them then why bother? Idk… I might check it out out of sheer curiosity but it sounds like a bad idea.

    • greenmonster says:

      I think you are right. It has a lot to do with the 2nd movie being awful and mostly hated. I bet it eats away at SJP that people dislike this movie and Carrie so much. That is why she can’t put it to rest – her ego is hurt. She would save a lot more face if she could just admit that the movie was terrible, the her character had no storyline and STILL got most of the screen time and that KC’s character got horrible treatment despite having the most interesting storyline.

      I know I am giving this too much thought, but this movie was about four white women and couldn’t even dive into each of their problems: Charlotte trying to be perfect at all times, being completely overwhelmed at times – despite having a nanny. Miranda feeling overlooked at her company. Samantha going through Menopause. Carrie… being Carrie. Three out of four women would have had an interesting storyline – but they couldn’t even get to the bottom of these. Although all of these topics is something the core SATC audience could relate to. Now we are supposed to believe they will work with writers who can catch the right tone of our time? The cast will magically be diverse with good storytelling? Isn’t Darren Star the head author of the whole SATC experience? And hasn’t he given the world Emily in Paris? He hasn’t learned anything since 2010 and is still all about escapism, luxury and very white storylines.

      • Ainsley7 says:

        Honestly, I would say that he unlearned things. No one in Emily in Paris feels like a real person. The main characters in sex in the city felt more like real people even if they veered into caricature at times. Emily is basically whatever she needs to be in the moment and there are never any actual consequences.

      • FancyHat says:

        Darren Star is the producer on Younger which I find the characters to have more depth and more thoughtful storylines. But still so very white

      • Juniper says:

        I couldn’t get through the first 10 minutes of Emily in Paris. Holy sheet it was terrible. Not to mention insulting, sexist, ableist, and ageist.

  17. Peanut says:

    Hmm, who’ the “greedy” one?

    I liked it when it was on tv and won’t apologize for that but the movies were terrible in what they did to the characters. I won’t watch a “revisit” to see how badly they rework the characters now.

  18. Bettyrose says:

    Did 53% of these rich white women vote for Trump?

    • death by bacon says:

      Two of them would have definitely voted for 45…miranda and sam for taxes. And let me be clear I hate 45’policies but damn that could be some compelling storylines…if the group discussed politics and followed 45s antics. Also if they were forced to have a coming to Jesus realization how hurtful the policies are.

  19. Lemons says:

    I love you SJP, but I would rather watch Insecure. A Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce cornered the market on where Sex and the City could have gone and even they lasted a bit longer than I thought they would have.

  20. Oh_Hey says:

    Omg no – three extremely wealthy white women living in the Disneyland version of NYC with no introspection, no social commentary, and not even the comic relief of Samantha? I’m out.

    Like -why? After that offensive, racist, Islamophobic second movie? Can we have Girlfriends movie instead? Who can get this idea to Tracee Ellis Ross?

  21. Kalana says:

    SJP ended the show because more episodes would have meant contractual obligations to share more of the residuals with her costars but pretended it was because -they had no more stories left to tell.

    Sex and the City is over. Enough already.

  22. Indywom says:

    I was a fan of the series. I liked the first movie and not the second. Now when I watch reruns, I see how vapid the characters were and how much Carrie’s life was about finding a man instead of improving herself. It definitely does not hold up in changing times. It also made it clear that SJP is a lousy actress. She plays the same person in everything she does.

  23. Pocket Litter says:

    I’d watch if the Carrie Bradshaw character were to be cut. Give me the three others without SJP and I’m good with that.

  24. swirlmamad says:

    While I loved this show and still will stop and watch if it’s rerun on E! or whatever today, I think SJP needs to leave well enough alone. DO NOT recast Sam Jones. Kim IS Sam — no one else can step into that role. It will be a hot mess if they even attempt to do that. I also agree that it’s going to be kind of ridiculous to be going back to this when the characters are basically in their late 50s/60s…although I also will always have a soft spot for The Golden Girls and that show will always be a brilliant look at showing how life doesn’t stop after 50. I don’t know if SATC could pull that off though.

  25. KinChicago says:

    The last movie was inexcusably mediocre.
    No thank you, I’m not watching this. Not interested.

    When many are hungry, struggling for health, employment… designer shoes come off profoundly tone-deaf.

    • Another Anna says:

      SERIOUSLY. SATC was of a time and a place and it should stay there. This is not the time for a conspicuous consumption fantasy. And as much as Carrie might be “greedy” to share her thoughts, I don’t really see why they would be worth listening to. Carrie’s takes were always wildly shallow.

  26. Buddy's Mom says:

    No to this and no to the True Blood reboot. A thousand times NO!

    • Coco says:

      I’m kind of intrigued by the idea of rebooting ‘True Blood.’ First because it seems bizarre to redo such a recent property, but HBO must believe the pitch was good enough to ve worth it. Second, even if it’s a train wreck, it will be a train full of attractive people doing things attractively.

      • Turtledove says:

        100% agree Coco. It seems too soon. But the original series veered quite a bit from the books, so they *could* take a fairly different direction. It might a complete trainwreck, but I am actually intrerested in seeing it. But I was a big fan of the first series, even when it got super goofy, so I think I am biased.

  27. LeonsMomma says:

    I had to interview Candace Bushnell for a story in the past year and had enough time to watch the series and the movies before we spoke. The first 3 seasons are charming — and if you lived in NYC at the time, a somewhat fun time capsule of it. It started derailing after that — I guess when SJP became an EP. The movies are atrocious. The book the series was based on also a time capsule though with some universal truths.

    . My thought is that they are going to base this “reboot” on Bushnell’s most recent book about being single as 50 and above. The problem is SJP as the producer. Also Bushnell’s world is very UES white ladies, so snooze.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      Cool what was she like? I always wonder what she really thinks of the TV series. From what i can recall book Carrie was very different to TV show Carrie and yeah it was def a glimpse into the 90s lifestyle of a certain demographic.

  28. NΞΞNΔ ZΞΞ says:

    I enjoyed the show when it was airing. It was of its time (like Entourage). Good for the early oughts but more than a little cringey when viewed through the lens of 2020.
    They’d really need to evolve the characters and the storylines to resonate in the current climate… but tbh that’s not really a hallmark of the franchise. Hard to imagine SATC having the same energy without Samantha Jones. Either way, it’d be great to see more black and brown actors in the mix.

  29. whateveryousay says:

    Cannot wait for Black Twitter to drag the shit out of this reboot. As we rightfully should. Who asked for this besides SJP? Three women in their 60s at this point with kids who are either in college or about to start? I don’t care.

    • Korra says:

      Lol, ouch. They would be in their 50s, minus Samantha.

    • Mignionette says:

      ^^ This could actually be the angle for a VERY GOOD reboot. Using their kids (one of whom is Asian) to show up their aging parent’s glaring unequal world view and then use that to Segway a new generation.

      I’d watch that. But not an original cast reboot. Also no need to kill SJ, just say she’s off living her best life somewhere off screen.

      Oh and give SJP less screen time so it doesn’t become a SJP snooze fest.

  30. Mina_Esq says:

    Is anyone asking for this? Just let it die already. The characters were all as*holes. Carrie was by far the worst. A narcissist that couldn’t see that her big happy ending was with an extremely abusive man. BUT, he is rich, you guys. Ugh. Charlotte was offensive to women with ambition everywhere. Her #1 goal in life is was to marry and have children. Duchess Kate would approve. Miranda – better friend than the rest but overall an as*hole to her husband. Samantha – sad reminder that success for most women used to hinge on them adopting male behaviors. Sure she was funny, but I wouldn’t really call her progressive.

    • Betsy says:

      Why was Charlotte offensive to ambitious women, just because her ambitions were in the home? It takes nothing from women who have big, solid career ambitions to acknowledge that some women still have a different set of goals. (And they weren’t, initially – she wanted to own her own gallery, remember?)

      • Mina_Esq says:

        You’re right, I should clarify. I seem to remember that she was a bit judgey about others not having the same dream. She would have totally been mommy shaming other women online. Apologies, I see how my comment could have been taken to mean something else. I may be misremembering, but I thought she gave up all career ambitions to lead that Insta mommy life.

      • Grant says:

        I never found Charlotte to be judgey of non-mothers at all. She just brought a different perspective to the conversation as someone who aspired to be a mother and housewife and not necessarily a “career woman.” But she never judged, for example, Samantha or Miranda for being ambitious. One of the only things that I liked about the second movie was the way that they played Charlotte’s arc, where she kind of realized that motherhood wasn’t always what it was cracked up to be and that the “Perfect Family” doesn’t exist. There was a nice scene between Charlotte and Miranda on the plane in SATC2 where they bonded over this.

  31. LaUnicaAngelina says:

    I have mixed feelings. I enjoy the series and rewatching it. It’s the 90s nostalgia and fashion that pulls me in every time. Carrie is THE WORST but I enjoyed some of her story lines, especially the one’s where she was embarrassed (the fart episode cracks me up every time), and much of the others’ story lines too. It was definitely problematic especially because of their lack of diversity and there is absolutely no excuse for that. I would check out a limited but without Samantha Jones, I can’t imagine it’ll be good.

    • candy says:

      I think the characters lost some of their real humanity towards the end. Carrie was more flawed (the fart, for example) in the first two seasons, but once SJP took over producing reins, you can tell Carrie was a contrived “perfect” version of herself. SJP’s acting involves A LOT of posing, too.

      • LaUnicaAngelina says:

        @Candy, you’re exactly right! It’s totally turned into a vanity project for SJP. Her obvious jealousy of Kim/Samantha showed once she became a producer with the extremely ridiculous situations she was placed in.

      • FruitBowlnBerries says:

        Yes, vanity project is the perfect term for it.

  32. Stellainnh says:

    No! No! NOOOO!

  33. Tiffany says:

    I remember seeing the 1st film opening weekend at the end, the entire audience let out a gasp. And when the lights came up, I had never seen a group of people look so dejected.

    I laughed and it does not surprise me the 2nd film underperformed.

    • Betsy says:

      I truly don’t remember what I thought about that movie or what the audience thought either. I went to it after work one Friday (before kids! So carefree!) with my best friend who was visiting from out of town and was totally tipsy. It was such an awesome day that even though the movie was crap (it’s a guilty pleasure watch; I fast forward through the annoying parts), it’s a great movie.

  34. Shutterbug says:

    I’d watch it.

    I don’t think they should recast Samantha Jones. I think that would be a really wrong move.

    Instead, I think the first episode should open with the other three attending her funeral. Who knows how she might have died? Something scandalous involving a much younger man, I might imagine. Or maybe a recurrence of her breast cancer. Although that might put a downer on things.

    I’d also like to see Carrie & Big split (are they still together, I can’t remember) He’ll be shacked up with a younger model, naturally, and Carrie will be back in the dating game.

    • Thirtynine says:

      I never watched it- its not my thing, but I’ve seen 10 minutes of it here and there. I wonder how these women would fare in a pandemic? Would they cope?

  35. lolalola3 says:

    I’d be much more interested in an series just about Sam Jones. She was the only one that was fun to watch. The rest of them, far too much navel-gazing. Sooooooo self-absorbed and boring to watch. Sorry to go all 2018 but, #TeamSamantha

    • lucy2 says:

      I agree. I watched the series a year or so after it ended, and liked it ok, but mostly for Samantha. I hated Carrie by the end. Then I watched the first movie, which I thought was so appallingly bad, I can’t even imagine how awful the second one was.

      If the other 3 and HBO want to do this, whatever, but I’m glad Kim decided for herself, moved on, and stood her ground.

      • FruitBowlnBerries says:

        Remember the product placement?! They zoomed in on an iPhone for two seconds for absolutely no reason that could have been said to be conducive to the narrative. It was jarring.

  36. Lady Keller says:

    I have a sneaking suspicion that they will bring in a niece of Samantha Jones or find some other way to introduce a younger character to replace Kim and make the rest of them seem young and hip at the same time. At this point in their lives they would be better off trying to reboot the golden girls.

  37. candy says:

    I was just thinking about this yesterday because Kim has a new interview out, and she’s saying awesome things about being childfree and the difficult decisions she had to make as a woman. She also talks about how ahead of its time the show was, in the context of the late 90s. I still agree that there are certain elements that are, or were, avant-garde. But by today’s standards it’s pretty contrived and slightly demeaning. I still think a lot of Sam Jones’ character is through the lens of a man, albeit a gay man. I don’t know if I’ll watch the reboot, I enjoyed the first movie, as ridiculous as it was that Carrie and Big got back together after he left her at the altar.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      Carrie pretty much stalked Big – its was not a great love story but one where Carrie was obsessed and ruined every relationship he was in.

    • greenmonster says:

      To be honest, I had much more sympathy for Big than for Carrie. I hated that character so much.

  38. Grant says:

    I really enjoyed Sex and the City. I don’t think they should kill off Samantha Jones. Maybe have her living in another city like in the first movie and if they need a fourth woman, they should come up with a totally new character and cast a woman of color. This is the perfect opportunity to make amends for the lack of diversity in the series’ original run.

  39. emmy says:

    I know people love to shit on the series because 20 years later it doesn’t look woke or something (it’s not but it’s also not the horror some make it out to be; the lack of diversity is a fair criticism but the characters were often deeply human and shitty – isn’t that what we want female characters to be? Seems to piss people off) but for the nostalgia factor, I’ll re-watch it at some point. It is what it is. The movies? No. ANOTHER series? No! SJP, let it go.

  40. NotSoSocialButterfly says:

    Hard pass.

  41. Eleonora says:

    I never liked the desperation which was placed on finding a man.

    Glad it’s now seen as outdated.

  42. Penelope says:

    Single me LOVED this show when it was on; I never missed an episode. Years later when I was all loved up and married I watched it from beginning to end again. I saw everyone so differently. Most of their problems they brought on themselves, and honestly Carrie Bradshaw was a shitty girlfriend and an even shittier friend. Samantha, however, was a rock. She was there for everyone, every time. So …. yeah. Hard pass.

  43. Winnie Cooper’s Mom says:

    Could SJP be any more full of herself? She needs to retire. Her schtick is old and I truly feel that no other TV character could be more unlike-able than Carrie. If the show moving forward was to be realistic, Carrie and Big would get divorced, Big would get with a young model. Carrie would try to bag an old rich dude, but doubtful that he would want to put up with her bullshit. Charlotte would be on anti anxiety medication and going through intense therapy sessions bc she is still insecure and paranoid that Harry will cheat on her. Harry loses his job in 2020 and they have to majorly downgrade their lifestyle, putting Charlotte into even more of a tailspin. Miranda meets and falls in love with a woman, whom she respects more than she ever respected Steve. Samantha no longer has a crazy libido, but manages to keep a top PR career and is happily single.

    Let’s be real that SJP would never write a realistic version, mainly bc she is in denial about how fans view her and Carrie.

  44. Jay says:

    I think the main obstacle is that Carrie the character is awful, but the show believes she’s just “quirky” and “romantic”. Not to mention that for a supposed sex columnist, she was such a prude!

  45. Delphine says:

    They need to let this show die already. It will suck without Sam. Also SJP is a total mean girl.

  46. Jayna says:

    I would watch it, because Miranda was my favorite character. I loved her.

  47. NYStateofMind says:

    SJP is so obsessed with herself and being this character I think she’s officially lost her mind. No one, I mean no one wants to revisit these four. LET IT GO.

  48. Jill says:

    Oh honey, no. I could never figure out why or how these four women were friends to begin with. You remember the fight between Big and Aiden “Stop it! You’re both middle aged!” Same.

  49. Mee says:

    Jesus NO. SJP go make money somewhere else. Kim’s busy on the religious show on Fox

  50. Amando says:

    I admit that I would watch because I’m a huge fan of the series and the first movie, but I think it’s best to leave it in the past – especially since Kim has no interest in “revisiting” the series. What more is there to cover anyway? They all got their happy endings and we all pretend that the 2nd movie never happened haha

  51. FruitBowlnBerries says:

    SJP seems to be the most greedy, clutching person out there. She’s never had great roles (my fav of hers was actually that The Family Stone one where she was that annoying fiance no one liked, as it seem close to home) and so she’s greedily clutched at Carrie Bradshaw – a terrible character anyway – for all those years. Remember The Carrie Diaries with AnnaSophia Robb? She even said it was a test of her generosity and the show was “odd.” Bushnell, the rightful owner of the Carrie character, had to defend the show against SJP’s territoriality. https://www.digitalspy.com/tv/ustv/a468384/carrie-diaries-creator-bushnell-hits-back-at-sarah-jessica-parker/

    Bushnell, having been asked whether she thought it would be “hard” for Parker to watch the prequel series, said to The Daily Beast: “The reality is, that’s showbiz.

    “Sarah Jessica’s first part was somebody else’s part. She played Annie on Broadway. She understands how these things work.”

    Patrick Harbron

    The writer also went on to suggest that Parker is now too old to play Carrie in the same way as before. Discussing the second Sex and the City movie and whether there might be a third, she said: “Look, Sarah Jessica Parker is 47. I think with the second movie, Carrie Bradshaw couldn’t be an ingénue anymore.

    “But I think they were stuck doing what the audience wanted.”

    She added: “Realistically, a middle-aged woman who was married without children would be much more focused on her career and less focused on this Mr Big: ‘Does he love me?’… ‘Does he still not love me?’

    “I mean, I think it was coming to the end of what they could do with the character.”


    Cringeworthy woman on so many levels. In addition to this mean-spirited territoriality, she used to (pre-COVID) those horrible dramatic exits out of her NYC house dressed in the stupidest outfits, in order to market her shoes. She’s stuck in the 1990s and 2000s when hyper-consumerism was okay, whereas everybody’s much more eco-aware now.

  52. Minorbird says:

    I don’t think I will watch because I was kinda into the Samantha character. If Sam is not on there, then its gonna be blahhh. I did like Charlotte.

  53. Gorgonia says:

    Even in the 90’s, this show was overrated. I always found it vapid, irrealistic, irritating at some level, especially the character played by SJP. I was baffled the show was sold to be about very indipendent women, when Carrie was the more needy whining girl in the world. Another reboot? No, please don’t. Kudos to Kim Cattral for refusing to be a part of this shit.

  54. Justwastingtime says:

    I lived in NYC during the early 90s as a single person (married in 94). I knew plenty of Mirandas and Charlottes. Carrie and Samatha were a bit different and in particular the character of Carrie seemed off. A sex columnist who is also a prudish wanna be upper east sider?

    But no matter whether they fit a stereotype or not.. given the disparity in their backgrounds, class, education, ages and attitudes, it was pretty clear that they never, ever would have been friends.

  55. Sunnyvale says:

    I never watched this show and after reading about SJP being a bi**** and dictating things on set glad I never did! Her characters are always the same and I find her high pitch voice annoying which put me off watching one of Matthew mcconaughey’s movies. I however saw a few of Kim’s movies and I love her in big trouble in little china.
    Remaking or bringing back old shows hasnt done well in Hollywood and I doubt most people will want to watch this. It’ll probably only get basic viewership with generation z & nostalgic fans of the show

  56. shanaynay says:

    It’s a hard pass for me. I definitely would not watch the reboot. Can’t Hollywood come up with any new ideas?

    Can’t stand SJP. I’ve seen her in other things, and to me, she’s awful in everything. I don’t think she’s a good actress at all.

  57. Prof Trelawney says:

    OK I’ve clearly thought too much about this but…

    I read a really interesting review of the series one time comparing it to the wizard of oz, w Carrie as Dorothy and her shoes trying to find her way home, chasing after Big/The Wizard; Charlotte as the Scarecrow looking for the smarts to see the difference from surface to truth like she eventually did w Harry; Sam as the Cowardly Lion, trying to find the courage to love like she finally did w Smith; and Miranda as the Tin Man, so caught up w work and rational thought, needing to find the heart she eventually did w Steve and motherhood.

    The show’s ending was satisfying for all, I think, but Carrie. The best part of the Wizard of Oz was the reckoning in the end that the wizard turned out to be a sham, that Dorothy had the power along and didn’t need it from outside. A deep healing from narcissism actually, I think. Not that Big was a sham, he told her all along who he was, she just didn’t want to hear it. Him going from Big to John at the end helped pull the curtain but overall, rather than go deeper and let her and the others continue to grow and evolve, the movies went more shallow.

    I’m old enough too to remember how empowering it was at the time — as totally dated as it seems now — to have a show centered on women. I just wish the team had continued to explore their growth, like post-metoo for example, what might they be exploring now had they grown…