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HBO Max eyeing Sex and the City reboot - but without Kim Cattrall

After Sarah Jessica Parker said last year: “I’d like to see where all of them are"

2020-12-23

Words: Jamie Tabberer; picture: HBO

Sex and the City could return as a limited series on HBO Max, according to reports.

Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, Kristen Davis and "all the original stars" are on board, reports Page Six.

Well, except for one...

A 'well-placed' industry source told the publication that Kim Cattrall is sadly not part of the talks.

"I am lucky enough to have a choice"

Cattrall, who played man-eater Samantha Jones, has repeatedly said she's done with the show. In fact, the 64-year-old addressed the matter again only recently.

Speaking on an episode of the Women’s Prize for Fiction Podcast released this week, she said: "I remember getting a lot of grief on social media for not wanting to do [another SATC film]. And that was astonishing.

"Some of the things that people wrote to me, like, you know, 'I work in a bank, and I don't like this person, and I don't like the hours, I don't like this, and I do it. So you just do it!'

"Oh, my God, so much misery, you know. 'Give me what I want. I do it. I'm miserable!'"

She continued: "I am lucky enough to have a choice... And it's, it's something that I feel very lucky to have. And I'm very protective of it. But I wouldn't be any good doing something that I really didn't want to do."

Parker meanwhile discussed a possible SATC "revisit" with ET last year.

“I’d like to see where all of them are,” she said. “I'm curious, the world has changed even since the movie.

"I mean, the world has changed so much, technology and social media. They never - which is maybe a virtue too because [it] would have complicated things even more - so those characters never talked about social media, which I think would be really interesting and just also sexual politics and the #MeToo movement and Time’s Up has really steered conversations about sexual politics, and I think Carrie Bradshaw would just be so greedy to share her feelings and thoughts."

SATC ran for six seasons from 1998 to 2004. It was followed by films in 2008 and 2010.

Attitude has approached HBO Max for comment.

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