And just like that, Sex and the City is back

More like Sexagenarians and the City, but let's see where this goes.

by Justin Choo

We’re barely a week into 2021, but the confirmed Sex and the City revival probably has the most appropriate series title of the year: And just like that…

I figure that most of the new generation might not know the show; just its references. But no worries, there’s plenty of catching up to do then, as HBO Max, who green-lit the new mini-series, will inevitably be pushing re-runs (oh my, boomer lingo alert) to a new generation of (hopefully) fans who can now see what the fuss was all about.

Based on Candice Bushnell’s novel “Sex and the City”, the original TV series was centred around the lives of four women in their 30s and 40s, exploring topics like modern feminity and associated social issues.

The groundbreaking HBO series will bring back Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis to reprise their roles as Carrie Bradshaw, Miranda Hobbes, and Charlotte York, but Kim Cattrall, who plays the iconic – some say the heart of the show – Samantha ‘Try-sexual’ Jones, will not be returning.

The trouble with reviving shows that were ahead of its time is that the elements that made it tick might not age well and we can only wonder if the re-invented (we can only hope that they have) trio have new stories to tell. No idea if Cattrall will be replaced but this might be one of those shows that need everything to be perfect to work. But rather than raise expectations unnecessarily, maybe those who are new to SATC can check out the old catalogue instead.

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