After more than a decade we are finally going to catch up with Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda as the Sex and the City revival is finally happening on HBO Max. However, before you make yourself a celebratory Cosmopolitan, not all of the main cast will be returning, and if you're a fan of the show, it shouldn't come as much of a surprise. Kim Cattrall's Samantha Jones won't be joining Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, and Cynthia Nixon for the revival. Original series executive producer Michael Patrick King, who also wrote and directed both movies, will be back on board to produce the new limited run.
Cattrall has been reasonably direct in past interviews regarding the possibility of more Sex and the City and has had some choice words to say about some of her co-stars. A third movie came close to bringing the quartet back together one last time, but Cattrall wasn't fond of the script and felt it was time to leave these beloved characters in the past, which is what they did with the short-lived prequel series The Carrie Diaries. HBO Max's Head of Original Content, Sarah Aubrey, had this to say about revisiting these iconic characters.
"I grew up with these characters, and I can’t wait to see how their story has evolved in this new chapter, with the honesty, poignancy, humor and the beloved city that has always defined them."
Talks of a revival heated up towards the end of last year with Sarah Jessica Parker teasing that a return of some kind was looking possible, and she confirmed the news on Twitter today with a short video captioned with “I couldn’t help but wonder… where are they now?" Parker previously hinted that the script for the cancelled third movie was "heartbreaking" which led many fans to speculate that the plot would have revolved around Mr Big's death. That could still be the case, but at the time of writing, no other cast members have been confirmed so we'll have to wait and see which former characters will be making a return.