The full trailer for the new Sex and the City reboot is finally here
'And Just Like That' promises just as much iconic fashion and boozy brunches as the original.
Cosmos at the ready, girlies! HBO Max have dropped the trailer for And Just Like That, the 10 episode revival of everyone’s favourite (and occasionally problematic) show about the trials and tribulations of Y2K dating culture, Sex and the City.
Back in January, we found out the new series will take us back to NYC to find out what happened to the characters in the decade and a half since the last episode of the series aired in 2004. A lot has changed in those 17 years and we can’t help but wonder how they’ve all fared in the raging bin fire that is the modern world…
Would Carrie have penned a hit column giving her thoughts on ghosting or breadcrumbing or any of the other dating BS of today? Is she still getting $4 a word for articles in Vogue? Would Charlotte have become an unexpected influencer, filling her feed with a pastel aesthetic and #SPON ads for the latest recipe box subscription, only to later get caught out in some sort of scandal? Or would Miranda have taken social distancing rules extremely seriously and started live-tweeting the location of every rule-breaker and under-nose mask wearer she came across?
When the series is available to stream from 9 December, all our questions will be answered. In the meantime, here is the new, full-length trailer and everything we know about the upcoming reboot so far.
What’s the series about?
Not much is known about the plot yet. What we do know is that it will follow a new chapter in the character’s lives as they navigate motherhood, careers, friendships and relationships.
You probably never want to hear the word ‘pandemic’ again (sorry), but it will inevitably feature in And Just Like That. Although production on the series had to be halted due to Covid lockdowns, Sarah Jessica Parker confirmed at the end of January that it would feature, at least in part, in the new series, explaining that it "will obviously be part of the storyline because that's the city [the characters] live in. And how has that changed relationships once friends disappear? I have great faith that the writers are going to examine it all."
Are the original cast returning?
And Just Like That and will follow three out of the original four women as they navigate love and friendships in New York City, only this time the characters will be in their 50s. Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker), Miranda Hobbs (Cynthia Nixon) and Charlotte York (Kristin Davis) will be returning for the show, but without Samantha (Kim Cattrall’s character was arguably the most entertaining of the four, but hey, we digress…) this time, which is sure to bring a different dynamic to the group. Also expected to return are basically all of the guys: John Corbett as Carrie's ex-fiancé Aidan, David Eigenberg as Miranda’s husband Steve, Evan Handler as Charlotte's husband Harry and Chris Noth as Carrie’s Mr. Big.
Who is joining the cast?
Grey’s Anatomy’s Sara Ramirez is set to play a character called Che Diaz, a non-binary stand-up comic and podcast host, in the series. Che uses they/them pronouns and will feature in all ten episodes of the upcoming series, meaning we could expect them to play a fairly big role in the show. Carrie, meanwhile, apparently features on Che’s podcast as a regular guest, which also could potentially offer an interesting insight into how Carrie’s career has progressed.
HBO Max haven’t yet confirmed the full list of new characters, but we’re hoping it features a more diverse cast. The network’s Casey Bloys previously said of the first series: "It’s not reflective of New York. So they are being very, very conscious about understanding that New York has to reflect the way New York looks today.
How many episodes are there?
10 episodes have been green-lit, but fingers crossed there will be more where this came from.
Who’s behind the camera?
The original show has received criticism for showing a very narrow, very white depiction of New York life, something that the new series hopes to address. This time around, half of the writer’s room for the series is made up of women of colour, including comedian and author Samantha Irby, former Fresh Off the Boat co-executive producer Rachna Fruchbom and Black Lightning writer Keli Goff.
Is there a release date?
The first two episodes of And Just Like That will be available to stream on HBO Max on 9 December 2021, with the rest of the episodes then being released weekly.