SEX And The City’s long-awaited re-boot has finally been revealed by Sarah Jessica Parker – yet the exciting new instalments will not feature her frenemy Kim Cattrall.
The big reveal came courtesy of an Instagram post on the Carrie Bradshaw actress’ Instagram page, with the sneak peek SATC trailer also featured on Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon’s personal accounts.
Sex And The City will make its long-awaited return on HBO Max – without actress Kim CattrallCredit: Kobal Collection – Shutterstock
Sarah, 55, revealed the trailer’s exciting scenes of Downtown New York and the city’s iconic yellow cabs before she could be heard saying: “And just like that.”
Alongside, she posted the teasing caption: “I couldn’t help but wonder… where are they now? X,SJ,” before she tagged the name of the next instalment – And Just Like That – and TV channel producer HBO Max.
She then added the telling hashtags: “#AndJustLikeThat #SATCNextChapter.”
The Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning series, based on the books by Candace Bushell, began in 1998, airing for six instalments.
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker, 55, revealed a sneak peek of upcoming scenesCredit: Instagram
The Carrie Bradshaw star accompanied her post with a telling caption, and revealed the new series name is And Just Like ThatCredit: sarahjessicaparker/Instagram
Typewriter font also revealed the next instalment on the trailerCredit: Instagram
Sarah Jessica – in her role as Carrie – could be heard reading out the wordsCredit: Instagram
Kim’s saucy character Samantha Jones will be noticeably absent after her public “feud” with co-star Sarah, in the 10 half-hour episodes scheduled to begin production in spring.
Fans were understandably elated at the news of the New York glam girls – first exclusively revealed by The US Sun in December – and flooded the comments section underneath.
One overjoyed fan wrote: “No freaking way !! ???” as another posted: “SHUT. THE. FRONT. DOOR!!!! Literally squealing in excitement!!!??.”
One demanded details as they wrote: “Omg….when, when, when??? I have been binge re-watching (for the 100th time ?) SATC and still can’t get enough!! First I move to this incredible city I love and now this!!! A dream come true!!I am giddy with joy!!! ?”
Fans hailed the re-boot a ‘dream come true’Credit: Getty Images – Getty
The US Sun previously exclusively revealed how Kim would not be a part of the next SATC chapterCredit: Alamy
Another kept things simple as they wrote: “Say it ain’t so!!!!! ???,” before one gushed: “Oh my frigging goodness is this actually happening???? Please say yes…..please, please, please!!! This would be just what we need in this crazy time! ❤❤❤❤.”
One then addressed the elephant in the room as they put: “Happy to see you back but will miss Kim/Samantha.”
The original series, which ran on HBO from 1998-2004, saw Sarah Jessica as Carrie, Cynthia Nixon as Miranda Hobbes and Kristin Davis as Charlotte York, as well as Kim as Samantha.
In addition to the original series, two Sex and the City movies came out in 2008 and 2010.
The Emmy Award-winning show originally aired on HBO from 1998 to 2004Credit: GETTY IMAGES
Two Sex and the City movies came out in 2008 and 2010Credit: TV3
Meanwhile Kim has been in a public feud with Sarah Jessica for years Credit: Alamy
Kim’s absence also isn’t a surprise, as she’s been in a public feud with the actress behind Carrie for years.
Back in 2018, Sarah Jessica told Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen that she was “heartbroken” after Kim said she was never friends with her co-stars.
The 55-year-old explained: ” I found it very upsetting because that’s not the way I recall our experience.
“It’s sad, but I always think that what ties us together was this singular experience. It was a professional experience but it became personal because it was years and years of our lives, so I hope that that eclipses anything that’s been recently spoken.”
The spat came about after Kim said she was ‘never friends’ with her co-starsCredit: AP:Associated Press
The Carrie Bradshaw actress said she found the comments upsettingCredit: Alamy
She concluded: “That many years spent doing something so special that people had a connection with it is such a privilege.”
Then in 2019, Kim shut down any possibility of her reprising the role of Samantha ever again.
During an interview with The Observer, she said: “I went past the finish line playing Samantha Jones because I loved Sex and the City. It was a blessing in so many ways but after the second movie I’d had enough.
“I couldn’t understand why they wouldn’t just replace me with another actress instead of wasting time bullying.
Kim said show bosses were ‘wasting time’ trying to lure her backCredit: Getty Images – Getty
The next SATC instalment will air on HBO MaxCredit: Instagram
“No means no.”
Meanwhile, a statement from HBO Max’s parent company WarnerMedia announcing the reboot was frustratingly vague on the upcoming plotlines.
It stated the series would “follow Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte 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.”