The upcoming Sex and the City revival And Just Like That… released another sneak peek image showing a new face to the group. The original Sex and the City first premiered on HBO in 1998, adapted from Candace Bushnell’s 1997 book of the same name, and revolved around the friendship of four women and their romantic relationships. The series starred Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, and Cynthia Nixon. The show ran for six seasons, winning Emmy Awards for Nixon and Parker, and became the first cable show to win Outstanding Comedy Series in 2001.
Sex and the City was one of the first shows centered around womens’ sex lives and spawned two feature films in 2008 and 2010. The series returns for a revival on HBO Max, adding another chapter to the franchise. Parker, Nixon, and Davis all reprise their characters from the original, but Cattrall (and by extension Samantha) will not return. The revival also features the return of Chris Noth, Evan Handler, and David Eigenberg as the male counterparts of the three ladies, as well as John Corbett, Mario Cantone, Willie Garson, and the newly-added Sara Ramirez.
On her social media, Sarah Jessica Parker revealed the first full cast photo on the set of And Just Like That… with newcomer Nicole Ari Parker joining the foursome. Ari Parker plays Lisa Todd Wexley and is known for numerous television series including Soul Food, Empire, and Chicago P.D. Sarah Jessica Parker’s post, where the group is seen hugging each other behind the scenes, can be viewed below:
Nicole Ari Parker’s Lisa replaces Kim Cattrall’s Samantha in Carrie’s And Just Like That… friend group. It was reported that Cattrall wouldn’t return for the reboot, confirmed by the actor’s statements about being done with the character and the franchise, along with personal issues between her and Sarah Jessica Parker. With Cattrall out of the picture, it will be interesting to see how the revival handles Samantha’s exit and introduces Ari Parker’s Lisa. Cattrall has also expressed support for her character being replaced by a woman of color.
It will be exciting to see what kind of character Lisa Todd Wexley turns out to be when the reboot of Sex and the City premieres. When the show first aired, it broke ground for exploring female sexuality when few shows touched on it. With the revival in production, it will also explore the evolution of gender politics and sexual identities. The release date of And Just Like That… is yet to be revealed, but fans can be excited about the new addition to the group. It will be interesting to see what she adds to the reboot and the characters navigating modern society in their older age.
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