They’re ba-ack! Sex and the City, which first aired in 1998, is returning to a small screen near you on 9 December in a new 10-part series by HBO, And Just Like That.
Style icon Sarah Jessica Parker, 56, slides back into her Manolos in her return as writer Carrie Bradshaw. Joining Parker is Kristin Davis (Charlotte York Goldenblatt) and Cynthia Nixon (Miranda Hobbs). Notably absent is Kim Catrall, who played sexually-liberated Samantha in the original series.
And Just Like That… follows the women, now all in their 50s, as they navigate the “complicated reality of life and friendship” in midlife. Of course, social media is abuzz with commentary on the worth and value of middle-aged women as leading ladies. “[E]veryone has something to say,” Parker told Vogue in an interview for their December 2021 cover story.
“She has too many wrinkles, she doesn’t have enough wrinkles,’” Parker told Vogue. “It almost feels as if people don’t want us to be perfectly okay with where we are, as if they almost enjoy us being pained by who we are today, whether we choose to age naturally and not look perfect, or whether you do something if that makes you feel better. I know what I look like. I have no choice. What am I going to do about it? Stop aging? Disappear?”
I was a huge fan of the original series and am looking forward to settling in to catch up on the women’s lives – and wardrobes – following their 17-year hiatus. I was 24 when it first aired – just graduated from university, flat sharing for the first time in Bondi, and very much living my own, albeit thoroughly low-budget, Sydney version of Sex in the City! A lot of water under the bridge since then, indeed.
And Just Like That… premieres on 9 December 2021.
How to watch And Just Like That
In the US: Exclusively on HBO Max.
In Australia: Double episode premiere from 7pm AEDT on BINGE (new customers get a 14-day free trial), Foxtel, and Foxtel Now.
In the UK/Ireland: Sky Comedy and on streaming service NOW.