While attending a virtual event for the Central Park Conservancy's Playground Partners program, the 55-year-old actress discussed the upcoming HBO series and revealed a very interesting detail about the show's beginning stages. As it turns out, Parker originally wanted And Just Like That to be a podcast that focused on behind-the-scenes moments throughout the franchise.
‘Sex and the City’ Reboot Came Close to Only Being a Podcast, According to Sarah Jessica Parker
Parker explained, "We weren’t planning it. Michael Patrick King and I hadn’t discussed it. It actually happened during shelter in place, I was listening to a podcast and it occurred to me that Michael Patrick and I had never talked about our experience working and producing the show. We started talking about maybe doing a podcast and as we were talking about that we just realized 'Why are we doing a podcast? Should we maybe think about a new chapter?'"
The actress also revealed that New York and the current pandemic were her biggest inspirations for the reboot. She continued, "This city was experiencing something so unimaginable, so unique. New York shut down in a way that also affects lots of other people because it’s the center of finance, it’s the center of culture (arguably) and its silence was deafening."
Per HBO Max's press release, And Just Like That will 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." In addition to Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis will be reprising their roles for the reboot, but unfortunately, Kim Cattrall, who played Samantha Jones, will not be returning.
We're certainly glad that the team decided to move forward a whole new chapter—although we're all for a new podcast, too.
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