‘Sex and the City’ Reboot: Here Are the New Cast Members and Which Characters They Play
Sex and the City offshoot And Just Like That… is in full swing with production in the Big Apple. Without trying hard, the TV show is generating buzz with cast announcements, plot details, and most recently, an alleged leaked script. As fans await more updates, here’s a peek at the three latest additions to the cast, Nicole Ari Parker, Karen Pittman, and Sarita Choudhary.
Nicole Ari Parker
Nicole Ari Parker earned fans for her roles in Showtime’s Soul Food and the film, Brown Sugar. She’s also been in Murder in the First, Empire, Younger, and How It Ends. And she’s done a recent stint on Chicago P.D.
She and her famous husband Boris Kodjoe are both beloved actors, and fans are excited to see her as one of the new characters in the Sex and the City spinoff. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Parker plays a woman named Lisa Todd Wexley, “a documentarian and Park Avenue mother of three.” She’s already been captured filming scenes in New York.
Like Parker, Karen Pittman also has an extensive and impressive resume. She’s been in The Americans, Netflix’s Luke Cage, Homeland, Madam Secretary, and the ever-popular Yellowstone. Most recently, Pittman’s starred in Apple TV+’s The Morning Show as Mia Harris. She has a history of playing no-nonsense characters, and in And Just Like That…, viewers can catch her as Dr. Nya Wallace.
This doctor is a professor at Columbia Law School, and it makes us wonder if she’ll be part of the core friend group or acting as a legal advisor to Carrie Bradshaw. Word on the street is Carrie’s going through a tough divorce from Mr. Big.
Per THR, Sarita Choudhary’s character Seema Patel is described as “a self-made, powerhouse Manhattan real estate broker.” Put it together, and Seema may hold the key to how Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda, or any of their past and present beaus forge new beginnings.
Coincidentally, Choudhary has several acting credits in common with Pittman. She too has been in Homeland and Madam Secretary. The actor’s film and television roles include Mississippi Masala, Lady in the Water, and Little Fires Everywhere.
In addition to welcoming Parker, Pittman, and Choudhary to the cast, OGs Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis have shouted out Sara Ramirez of Grey’s Anatomy fame. According to Deadline, Ramirez’s character has ties to Carrie and her podcast.
Per the outlet, “Che Diaz is a non-binary, queer stand-up comedian who hosts a podcast on which Carrie Bradshaw is regularly featured. Che is a big presence with a big heart whose outrageous sense of humor and progressive, human overview of gender roles has made them and their podcast very popular.”
And Just Like That… is due to bring back fan-favorite characters Aidan (John Corbett), Stanford (Willie Garson), Anthony (Mario Cantone), and Harry Goldenblatt (Evan Handler). The 10-episode limited series will focus on the fab three as they navigate life in their glamourous fifties. Though no official release date has been given, the show is due to drop later in 2021.