Sex and the City revival CONFIRMED at HBO Max with Sarah Jessica Parker returning

Sarah Jessica Parker has been fielding questions about a potential Sex and the City return for several years.

And the four-time Golden Globe winner finally has some good news for devoted fans of the hit show.

She’s brushing off her Manolo Blahniks, after a Sex and the City revival was confirmed at HBO Max, for which she’ll reunite with co-stars Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis.

Hello lover! Sarah Jessica Parker is brushing off her Manolo Blahniks, after a Sex and the City revival was confirmed at HBO Max, for which she'll reunite with co-stars Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis

Hello lover! Sarah Jessica Parker is brushing off her Manolo Blahniks, after a Sex and the City revival was confirmed at HBO Max, for which she’ll reunite with co-stars Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis

The 55-year-old took to Instagram Sunday with a teaser for the new series, writing: ‘I couldn’t help but wonder… where are they now? X, SJ’   

Sights and sounds of the city are framed with images of a computer screen, as Parker’s leading lady Carrie Bradshaw types away.

‘And just like that…’ she writes, referencing a frequent preface used by Carrie in the show’s narration, before typing: ‘The story continues…’ 

Michael Patrick King joins Parker, Nixon and Davis as executive producers on the 10-episode limited series, which is titled And Just Like That…, kicking off production in late spring in New York City.

Where are they now? The 55-year-old took to Instagram Sunday with a teaser for the new series, writing: 'I couldn’t help but wonder... where are they now? X, SJ'

Where are they now? The 55-year-old took to Instagram Sunday with a teaser for the new series, writing: ‘I couldn’t help but wonder… where are they now? X, SJ’

Famous city: Sights and sounds of the city are framed with images of a computer screen, as Parker's leading lady Carrie Bradshaw types away

Famous city: Sights and sounds of the city are framed with images of a computer screen, as Parker’s leading lady Carrie Bradshaw types away

Story continues: 'And just like that...' she writes, referencing a frequent preface used by Carrie in the show's narration, before typing: 'The story continues...'

Story continues: ‘And just like that…’ she writes, referencing a frequent preface used by Carrie in the show’s narration, before typing: ‘The story continues…’

The half-hour series sees the familiar faces navigating life, love and friendship in their 50s, which proves to be even more complicated than it was in their 30s.

Sarah Aubrey, Head of Original Content, HBO Max said: ‘I grew up with these characters, and I can’t wait to see how their story has evolved in this new chapter, with the honesty, poignancy, humor and the beloved city that has always defined them.’ 

Parker starred in the original series as sex columnist Carrie Bradshaw, alongside Nixon, 54, as career-driven attorney Miranda Hobbes, and Davis, 55, as marriage and family-oriented gallery director Charlotte York.

Kim Cattrall, 64, frequently stole the show as sex symbol and publicist to the stars Samantha Jones, but she will not be returning for the new installment.

It comes after DailyMail.com reported in September of 2017 that a third movie was axed, after Cattrall demanded that Warner Bros produce other movies she had in development, and they refused.

Coming soon: Michael Patrick King joins Parker, Nixon and Davis as executive producers on the 10-episode limited series, which is titled And Just Like That…, kicking off production in late spring in New York City

Coming soon: Michael Patrick King joins Parker, Nixon and Davis as executive producers on the 10-episode limited series, which is titled And Just Like That…, kicking off production in late spring in New York City

New chapter: The half-hour series sees the familiar faces navigating life, love and friendship in their 50s, which proves to be even more complicated than it was in their 30s

New chapter: The half-hour series sees the familiar faces navigating life, love and friendship in their 50s, which proves to be even more complicated than it was in their 30s

Iconic show: Sarah Aubrey, Head of Original Content, HBO Max said: 'I grew up with these characters, and I can't wait to see how their story has evolved in this new chapter, with the honesty, poignancy, humor and the beloved city that has always defined them'

Iconic show: Sarah Aubrey, Head of Original Content, HBO Max said: ‘I grew up with these characters, and I can’t wait to see how their story has evolved in this new chapter, with the honesty, poignancy, humor and the beloved city that has always defined them’

Familiar faces: Parker starred in the original series as sex columnist Carrie Bradshaw, alongside Nixon, 54, as career-driven attorney Miranda Hobbes, and Davis, 55, as marriage and family-oriented gallery director Charlotte York

Familiar faces: Parker starred in the original series as sex columnist Carrie Bradshaw, alongside Nixon, 54, as career-driven attorney Miranda Hobbes, and Davis, 55, as marriage and family-oriented gallery director Charlotte York

After years of the cast playing coy about rumors of a hostile set, she told Piers Morgan that October that she and her co-stars had ‘never been friends.’ 

She added: ‘This is really where I take to task the people from Sex and the City, and specifically Sarah Jessica Parker. I think she could’ve been nicer. I really think she could’ve been nicer. I don’t know what her issue is.’

Although a subsequent New York Post article detailed some ‘mean girl’ behavior toward Cattrall from the other three, Parker maintained that she was ‘heartbroken’ by the falling out, telling pal Andy Cohen: ‘I found it very upsetting because that’s not the way I recall our experience.’

Parker, Nixon, Davis and Cattrall starred in the HBO series based on Candace Bushnell’s 1996 book, which ran for six seasons from 1998 to 2004, before returning for two theatrical-released films in 2008 and 2010. 

AnnaSophia Robb starred as Carrie and Lindsey Gort played Samantha in CW’s The Carrie Diaries, which ran for two seasons from 2013 to 2014, based on Bushnell’s prequel book.    

Not returning: Kim Cattrall, 64, frequently stole the show as sex symbol and publicist to the stars Samantha Jones, but she will not be returning for the new installment

Not returning: Kim Cattrall, 64, frequently stole the show as sex symbol and publicist to the stars Samantha Jones, but she will not be returning for the new installment

Secret feud: After years of the cast playing coy about rumors of a hostile set, Cattrall said of Parker in October of 2017: 'I think she could've been nicer. I really think she could've been nicer. I don't know what her issue is'

Secret feud: After years of the cast playing coy about rumors of a hostile set, Cattrall said of Parker in October of 2017: ‘I think she could’ve been nicer. I really think she could’ve been nicer. I don’t know what her issue is’

Although the iconic HBO series and its subsequent spinoffs have been beloved by fans for decades, some of its material hasn’t aged well.

Parker addressed the show’s mostly white cast to The Hollywood Reporter in September of 2018: ‘You couldn’t make it today because of the lack of diversity on screen. I personally think it would feel bizarre.’

She said of a potential reboot with a new cast: ‘It wouldn’t be a reboot as I understand it. If you came back and did six episodes, you’d have to acknowledge the city is not hospitable to those same ideas. 

‘You’d look like you were generationally removed from reality, but it would be certainly interesting to see four diverse women experiencing NYC their way… It would be interesting and very worthwhile exploring, but it couldn’t be the same.’

Perhaps the new installment will give them a chance to correct some of the show’s more tone-deaf elements.

Squad goals: Parker, Nixon, Davis and Cattrall starred in the HBO series based on Candace Bushnell's 1996 book, which ran for six seasons from 1998 to 2004, before returning for two theatrical-released films in 2008 and 2010

Squad goals: Parker, Nixon, Davis and Cattrall starred in the HBO series based on Candace Bushnell’s 1996 book, which ran for six seasons from 1998 to 2004, before returning for two theatrical-released films in 2008 and 2010

Young Carrie: AnnaSophia Robb starred as Carrie and Lindsey Gort played Samantha in CW's The Carrie Diaries, which ran for two seasons from 2013 to 2014, based on Bushnell's prequel book

Young Carrie: AnnaSophia Robb starred as Carrie and Lindsey Gort played Samantha in CW’s The Carrie Diaries, which ran for two seasons from 2013 to 2014, based on Bushnell’s prequel book

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