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Sex and the City has die-hard fans that will make your average Trekkie or Whovian look utterly well adjusted. These fans are so committed that even the critically-trashed Sex and the City 2 hasn’t killed their appetite for more about Carrie Bradshaw and her friends. Unfortunately, if you’re waiting for Sex and the City 3 you’ll need to keep waiting. Possibly forever.
Series star Sarah Jessica Parker was on NBC’s Today this morning where she was asked about the rumored third outing. While she confirmed what we already knew - that she and producer Michael Patrick King have a story in mind for another movie - there have been no talks about actually turning the idea into a film. When host Matt Lauer followed up by saying "it's not front burner, it's not back burner," Parker confirmed by saying that there is no oven, much less any burners.
Sarah Jessica Parker tried to be as clear as possible that just because there’s an idea doesn’t mean the idea will ever happen. It echoed what King said last year when he originally stated there was an idea for a story. He followed up on that by saying, "That doesn't mean it will or should be told." The idea that a creator has an idea that should not be told is not something you often hear. One has to wonder if there’s a degree of fear due to the poor reception the second film received. There are a lot of people who might argue that was a story that should not have been told.
Fans looking for more Carrie Bradshaw have had to go cold turkey since the prequel series The Carrie Diaries was cancelled by The CW in early 2014. It’s actually been over 10 years since the last episode of the original series aired on HBO. It has to be said that the show has done a great job staying in the pop culture consciousness. That fact alone is the major reason that a third film is something Sarah Jessica Parker is routinely asked about.
As things are, it may be left to Sex and City fans to make another movie happen. If the people who can make a sequel happen aren’t discussing it, it may be up to the fans to get them to focus. Are you a Sex and the City fan who wants to see the third movie happen? Let us know. Maybe they’ll be able to hear you. If they can’t find a studio, there’s always Kickstarter, assuming people would be willing contribute. It worked for Veronica Mars. Until then, you can rewatch the entire series on Amazon Prime and HBO GO right now.