Sex and the City author says reboot will be “just fine” without Samantha

Jessica Davis
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From Harper's BAZAAR

Unless you've somehow managed to avoid the internet over the past week, you’ll know that Sex and the City is back - but not as we know it.

The cult TV series returns for another chapter titled And Just Like That, but without one of the main four characters we all know and love.

Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon are all returning as Carrie Bradshaw, Charlotte York and Miranda Hobbes, however, Kim Cattrall won’t be joining as Samantha Jones.

In recent years, the actress has been very honest about not wanting to be involved with the show any further, following a very public feud with her co-star Parker.

Candace Bushnell, the author behind the book that the show is based on, thinks the new series will work without Samantha because it opens the door for the other characters to explore their own sexuality.

Photo credit: New Line/Kobal/Shutterstock
Photo credit: New Line/Kobal/Shutterstock

“You know what, I think it’s fine,” Bushnell told Page Six. “I also think it will be interesting… there’s a lot of interesting characters like Miranda. We are all Mirandas. Miranda is an interesting character - but I don’t know what they’re going to do.”

She added: “Samantha is always going to be an inspiration to them, so somehow, I imagine she’ll be there in spirit and as an inspiration that gives them a chance of exploring sexuality with different characters.”

HBO Max has confirmed a 10-episode series titled And Just Like That, which will follow three of the four main characters from the original show - Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte - as they "navigate the reality of life and friendship in their 50s".

Photo credit: New Line Cinema/Hbo/Village Roadshow/Kobal/Shutterstock
Photo credit: New Line Cinema/Hbo/Village Roadshow/Kobal/Shutterstock

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