As the premiere of And Just Like That… approached, I couldn’t help but wonder, what exactly are Carrie and friends getting up to all these years later? We want to dive back into the Sex and the City universe ready for this all-new story. Here’s everything you need to know about the show.
First things first: you’ll need to pull up HBO Max each Thursday night beginning Dec. 9 to watch. The debut rollout will include the first two episodes, while the remaining eight will be released weekly until the finale on Feb. 3.
We’re still in New York City and Carrie is still obsessed with shoes (Sarah Jessica Parker was spotted in those infamous cobalt blue Manolo Blahniks while filming). More importantly (in the opinion of many), Kim Cattrall is sitting this one out. We’ll dearly miss beloved, saucy PR maven Samantha Jones. There is no official word yet on how the show will explain her absence, but a rumor says Samantha has simply left the city.
Sex and the City chronicled the lives of four best friends navigating love, careers and friendships in their 30s, all set to the magic and chaos of NYC. The new iteration of this tale picks back up to dive into the very same themes, only now complicated by the reality of life and friendship while in their 50s.
Obviously we wouldn’t have a show if Carrie didn’t have her girls, so Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) and Charlotte (Kristin Davis) are back. Almost surprisingly, Big (Chris Noth) is back too and he and Carrie seem happily married as ever in the trailer (My trust in him is still not in the clear though. We’ve got to get through these new episodes to see if this man has had any real growth.) Also set to return are David Eigenberg (Steve Brady), Evan Handler (Harry Goldenblatt), Julie Halston (Bitsy Von Muffling), Mario Cantone (Anthony Marentino) and the late Willie Garson (Standford Blatch). Also, John Corbett, who plays Carrie’s ex Aidan Shaw, has previously said he will appear in a few episodes, but his name is not listed among the cast on IMDb. I guess we will have to see!
There was quite a buzz earlier this spring with the casting of Sara Ramíez, who is and will play the first non-binary character in the Sex and the City universe. Ramírez willl portray Che Diaz, a podcast host who discusses gender and sexual fluidity and regularly has Carrie as a guest. Other new cast members include Sarita Choudhury, Nicole Ari Parker, Karen Pittman, Niall Cunningham (Baby Brady is all grown up!), Cathy Ang and Alexa Swinton (so are Charlotte’s daughters) and Cree Ciccino (Brady’s girlfriend, Luisa Torres).
All episodes on Sex and the City are available on HBO Max.
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