'Sex and the City' reboot will reportedly include COVID-19 as 'part of the storyline'
- Sarah Jessica Parker told Vanity Fair that the new series' plot will involve COVID-19 in some capacity.
- Parker will revive her Carrie Bradshaw role, and Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis will also return.
Thoughts of rebooting "Sex and the City" may conjure up nostalgia for the original series that ran from 1998 to 2004—but the plot of the new show is apparently very much set in the present as it includes aspects of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
In an interview with Vanity Fair, Julie Miller, released on Friday, series star Sarah Jessica Parker said that COVID-19 will be included in the HBO Max show, titled "And Just Like That..." but did not give details about the plot.
"[COVID-19 will] obviously be part of the storyline, because that's the city [these characters] live in," Parker said, referencing the show's New York City setting. "And how has that changed relationships once friends disappear? I have great faith that the writers are going to examine it all."
She added that the reboot has new writers who she believes will bring new "life experience, political world views, and social world views" to the storyline. "It's incredibly diverse in a really exciting way," Parker said.
Parker told Vanity Fair that she and her co-stars can't wait to play their characters after 'the time that has passed'
The actress, who will take on the title role of Carrie Bradshaw in the new series, said, "I think that Cynthia, Kristin, and I are all excited about the time that has passed. You know, who are they in this world now? Have they adapted? What part have they played? Where do they fall short as women, as friends, and how do they find their way? Have they moved with momentum?
Parker will be joined by two of her co-stars, Kristin Davis, who plays Charlotte York Goldenblatt; and Cynthia Nixon as Miranda Hobbes.
While Parker, Davis, and Nixon confirmed that they'll be a part of the revival, Kim Cattrall, who played sex-positive publicist Samantha Jones in the original series and movies, noted that she will not be returning to the new limited series.
The show will follow Carrie, Charlotte, and Miranda as "they navigate the journey from the complicated reality of life and friendship in their 30s to the even more complicated reality of life and friendship in their 50s," according to an HBO Max press release.
The new miniseries will include 10 episodes, each lasting 30 minutes.
The streaming platform describes "And Just Like That..." as a whole new chapter for "Sex and the City" characters—not a continuation of the previous show seasons. The filming is set to begin at the end of spring 2021.