‘Sex and the City’ Spinoff: Sara Ramírez Joins Cast as Non-Binary Character
Fans might still be missing Sara Ramírez on Grey’s Anatomy. But the non-binary actor (who uses she and they pronouns) will be making a splash on the Sex and the City reboot, And Just Like That… Ramírez was just announced to join the cast. They will be playing a non-binary character, the first non-cisgender main role within Sex and the City. Here’s what we know about Ramírez’s addition to the spinoff show.
‘And Just Like That…’ is the ‘Sex and the City’ spin-off coming to HBO Max
HBO Max announced in January 2021 that Sex and the City would have a reboot titled And Just Like That… The spin-off’s name references the character Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) writing for her sex and dating column.
Of the 4 lead actors, Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis will all reprise their original roles. Fans were not happy to hear that Kim Cattrall — AKA Samantha Jones — would not join the reboot. All 4 women were part of both previous spinoffs. After the series wrapped up, there were 2 movies: Sex and the City and Sex and the City 2.
But even though SATC will be Samantha-less in the next iteration of the franchise, a new character will be joining the crew, played by Ramírez.
Sara Ramírez joins ‘Sex and the City’ reboot as a non-binary character
Ramírez will join the cast as a non-binary character, per Deadline.
“Ramírez will play new character Che Diaz (they/them), a non-binary, queer, stand-up comedian that hosts a podcast on which Carrie Bradshaw (Parker) is regularly featured,” the outlet reported.
“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,” per Deadline.
Executive Producer of And Just Like That… Michael Patrick King praised the addition of Ramírez to the cast.
“Everyone at And Just Like That… is beyond thrilled that a dynamically talented actor such as Sara Ramírez has joined the Sex and the City family,” King expressed. “Sara is a one-of-a-kind talent, equally at home with comedy and drama — and we feel excited and inspired to create this new character for the show.”
What else Sara Ramírez has worked on besides ‘And Just Like That…’
For 10 years, Ramírez played bisexual orthopedic surgeon Dr. Callie Torres. Ramírez’s character made history coming out as bisexual in the mid-aughts as the only bisexual lead on the show. Fans loved Torres’ relationship with Dr. Arizona Robbins (Jessica Capshaw), who was the Head of Fetal Surgery at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital.
Ramírez might be most well-known for their work on Grey’s Anatomy as Dr. Callie Torres, but she also has been in plenty of other big-name projects as well.
Ramírez played Rose in 1998 romantic comedy film You’ve Got Mail, as well as appearances in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Chicago, Dora the Explorer, and Elena of Avalor.
Most recently, Ramírez starred in Sofia the First from 2012 to 2018, as well as Madame Secretary from 2017 to 2019.