Twitter Is Begging Kim Cattrall to Get Involved With the New 'Sex and the City' Reboot

Kayla Keegan
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Photo credit: James Devaney
Photo credit: James Devaney

From Good Housekeeping

Cue the screams and shake up the cosmos, Sex and the City fans: Almost 17 years after Sex and the City wrapped up its six-season run and 11 years since Sex and the City 2 hit theaters, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis are making every fan's wildest dreams come true. As announced on Sunday, a full-blown reboot of the original Sex and the City series is coming to HBO Max.

The TV revival, called And Just Like That, will star three of the four original leading ladies (Kim Cattrall will not be involved — more on that later). Per an HBO Max press release, the show 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."

Can't help but wonder about the upcoming show? Keep scrolling for all the juicy details ...

When will the Sex and the City reboot premiere on HBO Max?

HBO Max has not yet announced a set date for the release of And Just Like That. But according to an HBO Max press release, the series is set to start shooting in New York City this year in the late spring. That means the show could hit the streaming platform in the fall of 2021 or early next year — we'll just have to wait and see!

Photo credit: James Devaney
Photo credit: James Devaney

Is there a teaser out for the SATC revival?

At the moment, the only teaser we have is the one Sarah, Kristin, and Cynthia all shared on their Instagrams when announcing And Just Like That. In it, a montage of New York scenes are accompanied by Sarah typing on her computer in iconic Carrie Bradshaw-fashion.

Alongside her post, Sarah wrote, " I couldn’t help but wonder... where are they now?"

Who will be in the And Just Like That cast?

Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, and Cynthia Nixon will all reprise their roles for the HBO Max original series. Like the original Darren Star-created series, And Just Like that will be based on Candace Bushnell's best-selling book Sex and the City.

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Photo credit: Getty Images

Though not confirmed, it's possible Sarah, Kristin, and Cynthia's former SATC co-stars Chris Noth (Mr. Big), Willie Garson (Standford Blatch), David Eigenberg (Steve Brady), Mario Cantone (Anthony Marantino), and Evan Handler (Harry Goldenblatt) will appear once again.

Sadly, one main cast member is definitely not involved with the reboot — Kim Cattrall, who famously played the ever-fabulous PR extraordinaire Samantha Jones.

Why is Kim Cattrall not returning for the SATC reboot?

Over the years, Kim has been very open about not wanting to be involved in another Sex and the City project, even as rumors swirled that a possible third movie was in the works. Most recently, the actress, who is currently starring on Fox's Filthy Rich, said on the Women's Prize for Fiction podcast that she was "excited" to make her own decisions about the work she takes on.

"I'm lucky enough to have choice, not that I haven't worked for it, but I have it,” Kim explained. “It's something I feel very lucky to have and I'm very protective of it. I wouldn't be any good doing something that I really didn't want to do."

Things got particularly tense in 2017 after a story surfaced, where "sources" claimed Kim was holding up production of a third SATC movie and trying to leverage other projects with Warner Bros. in exchange for her participation. According to Kim, the reporting was entirely false. The only ‘DEMAND’ I ever made was that I didn’t want to do a 3rd film....& that was back in 2016," Kim tweeted in 2017.

Later on, Kim shared a New York Post story on Instagram that claimed there was a "mean-girls" culture between the costars during the creation of the original series. The article also called out "uncomfortable" tension between Sarah and Kim on the set of the second Sex and the City movie.

Recently, Sarah responded to one commenter on Instagram that suggested she and Kim didn't like each other. "No. I don't dislike her. I've never said that. Never would. Samantha isn't part of this story. But she will always be part of us. No matter where we are or what we do," she wrote.

Photo credit: Patrick McMullan
Photo credit: Patrick McMullan

Despite Kim making it crystal clear that she's done playing Sam, SATC fans are still holding out hope. Online, many have tweeted at the actress and asked her to reconsider. "Morning Kim. Any chance you could come back to satc for another season for us girl? It would be soooooooo much better with you. Big love," someone tweeted. "Please please please come back! It’ll never be the same without you 😭😪," another begged. "Please come back to Sex and the City!! EVERYONE loves you," someone else said.

Are there any SATC reboot spoilers?

Besides knowing that the show will center around Carrie, Miranda, and Charlotte, no other details have been shared so far.

As fans can recall, the story left off with Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte, and Samantha returning to New York City after their drama-filled trip to Abu Dhabi. Despite worrying about becoming a "boring" married couple, Carrie and Big left off on a high note. Meanwhile, Miranda had just started a new job at a law firm where she felt more respected and Charlotte was enjoying a fresh outlook on motherhood.

How can I watch and stream the Sex and the City series?

Sex and the City will be available exclusively on HBO Max. The app can be downloaded on select Amazon, Android, Apple, Google Chromecast, PlayStation, Roku, Samsung, and Xbox devices. If you already subscribe to HBO, check to see if you already have HBO Max by visiting HBOMax.com/I-Already-Have-Access. Otherwise, a subscription costs $14.99 per month.

While waiting for the reboot to come out, you can watch old Sex and the City episodes on HBO Max, Hulu, Youtube TV, Sling TV, or Amazon Prime Video. Alternatively, individual episodes can be purchased on Youtube for $1.99 each.

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