We love “Sex and the City,” but let’s face it: The show is not known for featuring much diversity. In fact, in 2020, Cynthia Nixon, A.K.A. Miranda, spoke about the lack of diversity on “Today,” noting, “That was something that I was aware of at the time and said at the time and I think a number of us said it.” The star of the beloved HBO series added about the obvious dearth, “Certainly racially but also how the slice of New York City it was showing was so incredibly affluent.”
Now, given the chance to reboot “Sex and the City” as “And Just Like That,” the show’s creators are focusing their efforts on being more inclusive. According to the New York Post, three women of color will join the friends group made up of Sarah Jessica Parker, who plays the iconic fashionista, Carrie, Kristin Davis, the hilarious Charlotte, and Nixon.
Remember, Kim Cattrall has decided not to appear on the revival as Samantha, explaining in part, “I’m lucky enough to have the choice, not that I haven’t worked for it. I have. It’s something I feel very lucky to have and I’m very protective of it. I wouldn’t be any good doing something that I really didn’t want to do” (via ET Online).
What else we know about the new cast members
TV Line reports the somewhat cliquey “SATC” girls will be widening their social circle to include six new friends, and three will be women of color, and series regulars. That means the cast members may appear on quite a few installments of the 10-episode series (via New York Post).
Meanwhile, Michael Patrick King, who ran “SATC,” is returning for “And Just Like That,” per TV Line. Along with Parker, and a more diverse writing team, HBO Max chief content officer Casey Bloys has said King “didn’t want to tell a story with all-white writers or an all-white cast” since “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.”
New York was diverse back when the show originally came out, to be fair. But there’s no doubt fans will be pleased “And Just Like That” is aiming to get it right now.
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