‘Sex and the City’ Reboot Plot Could Include Samantha’s Death and Other Surprises

Now that the Sex and the City reboot has a title, fans are more excited than ever to find out what will happen with Carrie, Miranda, and Charlotte in their next stage of life. And Just Like That will pick up years after the last series left off, which will undoubtedly bring new challenges for these longtime friends.

Not everyone is thrilled that Sex and the City is coming back to television. But even the skeptics are eager to see where the storyline goes and whether it’s a success or a disaster. They’re already making predictions for how the HBO Max will handle certain elements, including Samantha’s absence. Are they going to kill her off?

The ‘Sex and the City’ reboot will look nothing like the original

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Willie Garson as Stanford, Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie, Kristin Davis as Charlotte, Kim Cattrall as Samantha and Cynthia Nixon as Miranda | Getty Images

It’s been over two decades since Sex and the City premiered in all its Cosmo-sipping glory. That’s not too long ago timewise, but culturally, the world has evolved far past the materialistic, homogenous world these four friends occupied. The series has been criticized for outdated perceptions about race, sexuality, money, cultural differences, and so many other details.

But the creators are aware of that and will undoubtedly treat the reboot as a chance to change some of the most cringe-worthy parts of the original series plus two sequel movies. Carrie, Miranda, and Charlotte will likely be more self-aware and globally conscious.

Samantha could be dead for the ‘Sex and the City’ reboot

Kim Cattrall as Samantha
Kim Cattrall as Samantha | Getty Images

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Kim Cattrall made no secret of her refusal to participate in a Sex and the City reboot or subsequent movies after the first two. However, Samantha was an essential member of the group, meaning writers will need to explain her absence somehow. Some fans predict they could kill her off.

Morbid as it sounds, it wouldn’t be totally out of the blue. Samantha is diagnosed with breast cancer in the final season of the series. She eventually goes into remission, but it would logically follow that the cancer could return and kill her.

Another option writers could use is having Samantha be too busy in Los Angeles to interact with the rest of the group. It’s certainly the less morbid option.

Potential storylines for ‘And Just Like That’ include adult kids

Charlotte and Harry
Charlotte and Harry | Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images

The concerns of 30-somethings in Manhattan are way different than those of 50-somethings. For that reason, some fans predict that Miranda and Charlotte’s children will become important characters in the series now that they’re entering young adulthood.

Straightlaced, traditional Charlotte could possibly have a transgender or nonbinary child, which could be a challenge for her to accept. Miranda might have a hard time grappling with her son Brady’s lack of ambition, especially compared to herself.

Sex and the City notoriously focused on friendship, not family. But the new installment could include new characters to broaden the focus.

The ‘Sex and the City’ stars will be older and wiser

Overall, the women will likely be more reflective and wise compared to how they were decades ago.

Carrie and Big didn’t have children as of the second Sex and the City movie. Even if they remain childless in the reboot, there are plenty of issues the couple could face now. Fans predict they could suffer financial losses, forcing them to reevaluate what’s really important in life.

No matter what, And Just Like That will be intriguing to explore for diehard Sex and the City fans and curious new onlookers alike.