Three of the four stars of the popular HBO series Sex and the City will reunite for a new show that picks up with the same characters roughly two decades on, the network said on Sunday.
The new ten-episode, half-hour series will air on HBO Max and star Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis in the roles they made famous during the late 1990s and early 2000s.
The show will be titled And Just Like That and begin production in late spring, HBO 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," Sarah Aubrey, head of original content at HBO Max, said in a statement announcing the new series.
The show's leading lady Jessica Parker also celebrated the news on social media, captioning a teaser clip with the words: "I couldn't help but wonder... where are they now?"
The network did not say why Kim Cattrall, who played Samantha Jones on Sex and the City, was not cast in the new production. However, Cattrall has made no secret of her stance on playing sexually liberated publicist Samatha Jones.
"It's a no from me," Cattrall told the Daily Mail in 2019.
"You learn lessons in life and my lesson is to do work with good people and try and make it fun."
Two years earlier, Cattrall suggested the role should be recast with a non-white actress while speaking to Piers Morgan.
"It's a great part," she told Morgan in 2017.
"I played it past the finish line and then some, and I loved it. And another actress should play it. Maybe they could make it an African-American Samantha Jones, or a Hispanic Samantha Jones."
In that same interview, Cattrall said her co-star Jessica Parker "could have been nicer".
A year later, a grief-stricken Cattrall publicly lashed out at Jessica Parker, who expressed her sympathy over the death of Cattrall's brother in an Instagram comment.
"You are not my family. You are not my friend. So I'm writing to tell you one last time to stop exploiting our tragedy in order to restore your 'nice girl' persona," Cattrall replied in 2018.