HBO Max’s head of original content said at the time of the announcement: “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, humour and the beloved city that has always defined them.”
Filming is set to begin in New York this spring, so we’re probably – as Carrie would say – only a “hop, skip and a few short weeks” away from the first pap shots of SJP and co on set.
Yes, it’s been well-documented at this point that while Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristen Davis and Cynthia Nixon will all be reprising their iconic Sex And The City roles, Kim Cattrall will not be joining them as PR whizz and “gal about town”, Samantha Jones.
In recent years, Kim has made no secret of her lack of interest in a Sex And The City revival (or her feelings towards co-star Sarah Jessica Parker, for that matter), so the news wasn’t necessarily a surprise, but it was still disappointing for many fans.
Someone senior at HBO Max recently suggested that Samantha’s absence will be explained as her having simply drifted from the other three since the events of Sex And The City 2.