“Sex and the City” fans are getting closer to seeing the much-anticipated reboot.
Since announcing the new series, titled “And Just Like That,” in January, the show has made several major cast announcements, bringing back three out of four of its leading actresses — Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw, Cynthia Nixon as Miranda Hobbes and Kristen Davis as Charlotte York — as well as tapping a list of new and diverse actors to bring a fresh spin to the reboot.
While the original series’ costume designer, Patricia Field, is not returning for the reboot due to scheduling conflicts, the new show is expected to deliver the same iconic fashion moments.
The original “Sex and the City” is based on the book by Candace Bushnell and aired on HBO from 1998 to 2004. The show was followed by two movies in 2008 and 2010.
Here, WWD breaks down everything you need to know about the “Sex and the City” reboot, “And Just Like That.” Read on for more.
When is the “Sex and the City” reboot debuting?
HBO Max revealed on Nov. 12 that the first two episodes will debut on Dec. 9. New episodes will then be released weekly.
Which characters are returning for the reboot?
Three out of four leading actresses — Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristen Davis — are returning for the reboot. Actress Kim Cattrall, who played fan-favorite character Samantha Jones, will not return.
Many other actors will also return for the reboot, including Chris Noth as Mr. Big, Mario Cantone as Anthony Marentino, David Eigenberg as Steve Brady and Evan Handler as Harry Goldenblatt, according to HBO Max. Willie Garson, who played fan-favorite character Stanford Blatch, passed away during filming on Sept. 21 after battling cancer. It is still expected that he will appear in the reboot.
Actor John Corbett, who played Aidan Shaw, confirmed to Page Six in April that he will also return for the reboot.
Actress Bridget Moynahan, who played Mr. Big’s ex-wife Natasha, was spotted on the set of “And Just Like That.” Her involvement in the reboot has not yet been confirmed.
What is the “Sex and the City” reboot about?
“And Just Like That” is said to follow Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte “as they navigate the journey from the complicated reality of life in their 30s to the even more complicated reality of life and friendship in their 50s,” according to HBO Max’s initial release on the reboot.
Parker gave fans insight into the reboot during the Central Park Conservancy’s Inaugural Playground Partners Galentine’s Celebration in February, stating: “It’s going to be very exciting to see where these women are and what their lives are like now. Miranda and Charlotte have teenage children, what has Carrie been doing with her time, what is it like vis-à-vis social media and the digital world, what is their life professionally, what is their life in terms of the conversations that the world is having right now. And also the rebirth of New York, as we look toward our city reopening, as it were. I think it’s going to be really interesting to see these women emerge as well.”
What new characters is the “Sex and the City” reboot introducing?
The “Sex and the City” reboot has cast a diverse list of new characters. The first addition was actor Sara Ramirez, who takes on the role of Che Diaz, a “nonbinary, queer stand-up comedian that hosts a podcast on which Carrie Bradshaw is regularly featured,” according to HBO Max.
Earlier this month, HBO Max revealed three other cast additions: Sarita Choudhury, who plays Seema Patel, a “single, self-made powerhouse Manhattan real estate broker;” Nicole Ari Parker, who plays Lisa Todd Wexley, a “Park Avenue mother of three and documentarian,” and Karen Pittman, who plays Dr. Nya Wallace, “a brilliant, challenging Columbia Law professor.”
The reboot has cast a list of new actors to take on the roles of Davis and Nixon’s characters’ children. HBO Max revealed on July 27 that Cathy Ang will take on the role of Lily Goldenblatt and Alexa Swinton will take on the role of Rose Goldenblatt — both Charlotte’s daughters — and Niall Cunningham will take on the role of Brady Hobbes, who is Miranda’s son.
How many episodes will be in the reboot?
The reboot will have 10, half-hour-long episodes.
What will the reboot’s fashion look like?
The “And Just Like That” Instagram account gave a brief look at the reboot’s wardrobe, sharing photos of a rack of colorful clothes and pastel-colored JW Anderson cap bags.
The characters have already been photographed on set wearing looks from heritage designers, including Carolina Herrera, Celine, Fendi, Stella McCartney, Balenciaga, Manolo Blahnik, Burberry, Chanel and others.
In one set photo, Parker is seen holding a purple sequined version of the iconic Fendi Baguette bag, which her character routinely carried in the original series. The style’s ubiquity in the original show made it catapult in popularity, ultimately making it one of the first “It” bags of the early Aughts.
Is there a trailer for the “Sex and the City” reboot?
The first official trailer was released on Nov. 12. Watch it here:
Where can I watch the “Sex and the City” reboot?
The reboot will be available to stream on HBO Max.
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