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Sex and the City revival series ‘And Just like That…’ confirmed at HBO Max – without Kim Cattrall

Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte are coming back - but Samantha will be notably absent.

By Will Stroude

Sex and the City is officially being revived on HBO Max for a new limited series – but without Kim Cattrall.

Entitled And Just Like That…, the latest instalment of the iconic franchise will see Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis reprise their respective roles as Carrie Bradshaw, Charlotte York and Miranda Hobbes as the remaining trio of friends navigate love and friendship in their 50s, Variety reports.

Cattrall, who played Samantha Jones during Sex and the City’s original TV run and in two movies, will not be involved after vowing in 2017 that she would never return to the franchise.

According to Variety, And Just Like That… will consist of 10 half-hour episodes and is expected to go into production this spring.

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Confirming the news on social media on Sunday (10 January), Parker, Nixon and Davis shared a 40-second teaser featuring shots of New York City and the show’s title is typed out on sex columnist Carrie’s infamous laptop.

In a caption accompanying the video, Parker, 55, delivered one of Carrie’s iconic catchphrases as she wrote: “I couldn’t help but wonder… where are they now? X, SJ”.

In a statement, Sarah Aubrey, head of original content at 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.”

The announcement of And Just Like That… comes more than three years after a third Sex and the City movie was scrapped at the last minute when it became clear that Cattrall would not return for it.

Cattrall later said the relationship with her former co-stars had turned “toxic”, adding that she was “never friends” with them to begin with.

After Parker publicly sent condolences to her on Instagram following her brother’s death, Cattrall accused the actress of “exploiting” the tragedy to restore her “‘nice girl’ persona.”

Parker later admitted she found Cattrall’s comments “really hurtful”, but insisted there was “no fight” between the two of them

“It was completely fabricated, because I actually never responded. And I won’t, because she needed to say what she needed to say, and that is her privilege,” said Parker.