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Sex and the City fans are unlikely to get that movie threequel that's been a long-held pipe dream. That news broke a while ago, and since then, things have looked grim for anyone getting more, well, sex in the city. For those still wanting additional action, however, there is positive news on the television front, as the beloved HBO comedy is getting a TV sequel.
Yes, you are reading that correctly. Candace Bushnell’s upcoming new book -- Is There Still Sex in the City? -- is already getting the TV treatment, per Deadline's report. Paramount Television and Anonymous Content have purchased the rights to produce the adaptation, though the book is still some time away from its release. Bushnell is already confirmed for involvement, though, as she's signed on to write the script for the pilot and will also executive produce.
Now for the question most Sex and the City fans probably want to know: will the original cast of talented actresses return for the follow-up? Well, if any or all of them are, they are remaining very quiet about it on the social media front. No one's involvement got mentioned in the announcement, and as of this story's publication, none of the series’ stars have said anything about reprising their roles for the follow-up.
Could recasts be in the offing? It is likely too soon to say. A Sex and the City series without the original stars may be a tough thing for fans to process. What will the book entail?
It is said to revolve around friendships between women in their 50s. The book takes place between Manhattan’s Upper East Side and The Village, a “country enclave.” Imagine the conversations that Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda, and Samantha could have.
The chance for fans to see more of the characters from Sex and the City hit a significant speed bump in 2017. Sarah Jessica Parker shared that plans for a third movie were "over." The series had previously ventured out with two successful film sequels, one in 2008 and another in 2010, after ending its initial television run in 2004. The franchise's return was imminent, but it wasn't clear until now how it might happen.
News of Sex and the City 3 not coming around led to a lot of headline-making stories involving Kim Cattrall and Sarah Jessica Parker's friendship and/or feuding. All of which indicated that if Sex and the City returned, it would do so without Cattrall as Samantha Jones. So, fans can likely put that hope behind them.
As for the movie's plot, it was going to feature a pretty surprising storyline: the death of Mr. Big. A TV sequel centered on the show’s original characters could theoretically bring that and other plots to life. Would Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, and Cynthia Nixon be willing to return? Will there be a Samantha recast?
Candance Bushnell’s new book will not get released until August 6, 2019. Meaning fans should probably not expect the television adaptation to arrive until 2020.