‘Sex and the City’ Revival: Sarah Jessica Parker Offers Up More Plot Details

After a long wait, HBO has finally green-lit another Sex and the City project. Titled And Just Like That…, it’s a limited series revival that will follow friends Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker), Miranda Hobbes (Cynthia Nixon), and Charlotte York (Kristin Davis) in the next stage of their life. Kim Cattrall has opted not to reprise her role as Samantha Jones.

As the start of production nears, Parker did an interview about the show. Speaking to Vanity Fair, she gave hints of what’s to come in the reboot of the hit HBO series and more.

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Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis in 2010 | Ryan Miller/Getty Images

The ‘Sex and the City’ revival will address real-world issues

Sex and the City was a big hit with viewers throughout its six-year run (1998 to 2004). But modern reviews have been more critical due to the show’s lack of representation of the lives of everyday women and issues that truly count.

Moving forward, the show reportedly aims to take a more conscious approach to life issues. Parker specifically told Vanity Fair that the revival will, for one, address the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which has affected over 25 million Americans and caused over 400,000 deaths in the United States, per The New York Times.

“[COVID-19] will obviously be part of the storyline, because that’s the city [these characters] live in. And how has that changed relationships once friends disappear? I have great faith that the writers are going to examine it all,” she told the outlet.

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Sarah Jessica Parker also talked about what’s in store for the characters

Parker wouldn’t say exactly what’s going to happen with the characters in the revival series, but she said she’s “excited” to see what their lives look like as women in their 50s.

I think that Cynthia, Kristin, and I are all excited about the time that has passed. You know, who are they in this world now? Have they adapted? What part have they played? Where have they fallen short as women, as friends, and how are they finding their way? Did they move with momentum? Are they like some people who are confused, threatened, nervous [by what’s happening in the world]? I’m so curious and excited to see how the writers imagine these women today.

Sarah Jessica Parker’s comments to Vanity Fair about the ‘Sex and the City’ revival series

Parker also couldn’t help but wonder:

“What is their relationship to social media? What has changed? What is their life like? For Carrie, who doesn’t have family beyond her friendships, where is she professionally? How have all of these political changes affected her work? Is she still writing a column? Has she written any more books? Or does she have a podcast? What does fashion mean to her now? How have the friendships changed or not changed, and has her social circle grown?”

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Cynthia Nixon, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, and Kim Cattrall | Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images

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Those questions will be answered when the ‘Sex and the City’ revival airs

Production on the 10-episode series is supposed to start in the spring of 2021, according to Variety. No official release date has been shared yet, but it seems episodes could come as soon as the end of 2021 or 2022. Stay tuned to Showbiz Cheat Sheet for details as they become available.