An unscripted dating show based on the ‘Sex and the City’ book is in the pipeline.
The series is in the works at Bunim/Murray Productions, according to Variety, and will be titled ‘Is There Still Sex in the City’ in a nod to writer Candace Bushnell‘s book that inspired the hit show starring Sarah Jessica Parker.
It’s said the programme will follow four friends in their fifties as they navigate the immersive dating experience in a “love do-over” where they trade in their busy city lives for a “dating utopia”.
Variety said a pitch for the show read: “They’ll live together in a cosy country chateau where they’ll have their pick of a different group of men in each episode.
“They’ll try the boy toys, sample a senior age player, be romanced by the rich guys and even get to flirt with their fantasy man. But in the end, who will really steal their hearts, and will our ladies be able to bring the sex back to the city?”
Bunim/Murray, a division of Banijay Americas, is set to take the new series out to potential buyers next month.
Candace, 64, said: “Fifty-something women (and above) are the hottest new dating demographic, and I should know – I am one of them.
“Over the decades, I’ve dated men of all ages and I’m so excited to be working on a show that combines my passion for relationships with the chance to help women, like me, navigate a love do-over.”
Bunim/Murray president Julie Pizzi said: “We feel that Candace’s brand has grown with her audience and her expertise in the dating space is an incredible entry point for an immersive dating experiment.”
Famously known as the real-life Carrie Bradshaw, Candace invented the character as an alter-ego while writing her 1996 novel.
The book inspired HBO’s popular series of the same name, which ran for six seasons, spawned two movies and a TV reboot called ‘And Just Like That’.
Candace’s other books include ‘Four Blondes’, ‘Lipstick Jungle’ and ‘The Carrie Diaries’ – with the latter two also being made into network TV series on NBC and The CW respectively, for two seasons each.