Everything We Know About The "Sex And The City" Revival (So Far!)

by Stephanie Maida · May 28, 2021

    And Just Like That... our favorite girl gang is back. Or should we say chic and sophisticated - and slightly problematic - woman gang. As we all know by now, Carrie, Charlotte, and  Miranda will be returning to our screens in a much-anticipated reboot to continue their Sex and The City storylines. (Samantha, notably, will not be.) The limited series will see the fashionable friends navigating life, love, and friendship in their 50s (while, we imagine, still balancing in their Manolos). 

    Here's everything we know about the upcoming show so far:

    It'll be 10 episodes long
    Sorry y'all, this isn't going to be a multi-season revival, but viewers can expect 10 episodes coming in at 30 minutes each. Hey, it's better than nothing!

    COVID will be a part of the storyline
    Seeing as SATC always embraced the cultural moment in New York, of course they'll be incorporating the pandemic into the story. Sarah Jessica Parker told Vanity Fair that COVID-19 will “obviously be part of the storyline because that’s the city [these characters] live in. I have great faith that the writers are going to examine it all.” Guessing we can expect some fabulous designer masks...

    Mr. Big will be back!
    Despite some rumors to the contrary, Chris Noth will indeed be reprising his role as Mr. Big. "How could we ever do a new chapter of the Sex and the City story without our Mr. Big?" executive producer Michael Patrick King told Deadline this week. Cue "big" sigh of relief!

    As will some of our other favorite leading men
    Per a senior production source, John Corbett is coming back as Aidan, the furniture designer who's a glutton for punishment, while David Eigenberg will be returning as the always-adorable, totally perfect, Steve. 

    There are new characters in the mix
    Looking back now, I think we can all agree that the original series was, well, pretty vanilla in terms of characters. Four straight white women who, with the exception of Samantha of course, couldn't even grasp the idea of bisexuality. This time around, creators are aiming to showcase a more diverse and inclusive cast, introducing six new characters including three series regulars who are women of color. 

    So far, we know that Sara Ramirez, the Tony Award winner and former Grey's Anatomy star, will be joining the cast as Che Diaz, a "non-binary, queer, stand-up comedian that hosts a podcast on which Carrie Bradshaw is regularly featured." 

    Side note: Carrie podcasts now?!

    Air date is still TBD
    While there's no word yet on when the show is set to premiere, production will begin this summer right here in NYC. Keep an eye out!

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