‘Sex and the City’ Reboot Boss Suggests Samantha Will ‘Fade’ From Friends + Writers’ Room Will Be More Diverse

‘Sex and the City’ Reboot Boss Suggests Samantha Will ‘Fade’ From Friends + Writers’ Room Will Be More Diverse

It seems that the ‘Sex and the City’ reboot will address the elephant in the room. As we previously reported, the hit show ‘Sex and the City’ is gearing up for a comeback on HBO Max that will include the original main cast except for Kim Cattrall, who played Samantha Jones. The revival will be called “And Just Like That…” and will follow Carrie Bradshaw (portrayed by Sarah Jessica Parker), Charlotte York (portrayed by Kristin Davis), and Miranda Hobbes (portrayed by Cynthia Nixon) as they navigate life in their 50s. In a recent interview, the chief content officer for HBO Max, Casey Bloys, hinted at how the new series plans to move forward without the iconic Samantha character. Casey Bloys said,

“Just as in real life, people come into your life, people leave. Friendships fade, and new friendships start. So I think it is all very indicative of the real stages, the actual stages of life… They’re trying to tell an honest story about being a woman in her 50s in New York. So it should all feel somewhat organic, and the friends that you have when you’re 30, you may not have when you’re 50.”

Bloys also mentioned that the writer’s room for the upcoming series is much more diverse than before because the show creators,

“didn’t want to tell a story with all-white writers or an all-white cast.”

Bloys added,

“It’s not reflective of New York. So they are being very, very conscious about understanding that New York has to reflect the way New York looks today.”

As we previously reported, this past January Courtney Kemp, who is the show creator and EP of Power, called for the ‘Sex and the City’ reboot to feature BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) as show regulars. She tweeted,

“I know we are all dealing with the heavy emotional toll of last year and then the past few weeks… but wouldn’t it be great if the #sexandthecity reboot added a couple of strong BIPOC women as SRs? Not guest stars. Not assistants or co-workers. Friends. With their own stories.”

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Authored by: Twila-Amoure McDaniel