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Nostalgia has quickly become the most popular and profitable trends in Hollywood. As such, a ton of properties that have given revivals and long awaited sequels. Many were hoping that the Sex and the City franchise would meet a similar fate, as the script for a third feature film was being developed. Plus, many of the cast had previously expressed their interest in returning to their iconic roles from the HBO series, and its accompanying movies. But now it looks like Sex and the City 3 is officially dead in the water, at least according to star Sarah Jessica Parker.
It's over. We're not doing it. ... I'm disappointed. We had this beautiful, funny, heartbreaking, joyful, very relatable script and story. It's not just disappointing that we don't get to tell the story and have that experience, but more so for that audience that has been so vocal in wanting another movie.
Well, this sucks. Looks like we're going to have to watch old reruns if we want more of Carrie's narration, and the love lives of the four friends.
Sarah Jessica Parker's statement to Extra seems to put the story to bed once and for all. Because while the fandom has been calling for a new adventure for the girls, the third movie is officially on ice. And considering how strongly Parker thought about the now dead script, it's a wonder that the threequel didn't end up bring produced.
After all, the Sex and the City property is still very much at the forefront of pop culture. Both the TV series and the two movies are constantly played on syndication, so Carrie, Samantha, Miranda, and Charlotte have never really left our minds. Sarah Jessica Parker is back on HBO in Divorce, which would presumably only add to how bankable a third movie could be. So it's unclear what exactly went wrong to put the kabosh on the developing film.
Well, that was awkward. It's unclear if Kim Cattrall's earlier attitude about a threequel factored into why Sex and the City 3 got the axe, but we can assume that it didn't help.
While there won't be a third Sex and the City movie in theaters, I have to wonder if HBO is debating possibly making it for TV. The premium network has made a ton of fantastic films, so producing one for Sex and the City (or even another season) doesn't seem completely out of the question. And if a film is strong enough, they could end up raking up some Emmy nominations for the TV movie category.