A Sex and the City reboot is reportedly happening at HBO Max. A limited series reboot is apparently in the works with all original stars returning, except Kim Cattrall, who has said on numerous occasions that she would not be returning. Sarah Jessica Parker recently said that she is still interested in returning, though she doesn't like the word "reboot." She said, "I wouldn't call it a reboot, I would call it a 'revisit.'" Parker and HBO Max have yet to officially confirm the news.
When asked what a possible Sex and the City reboot could look like, Sarah Jessica Parker said, "I'd like to see where all of them are. I'm curious, the world has changed even since the movie... technology and social media." A lot has changed since we last saw all of the characters together. Parker adds, "sexual politics and the #MeToo movement and Time's Up... I think Carrie Bradshaw would just be so greedy to share her feelings and thoughts." Fans have been asking for another movie or a revival series for years now.
Sex and the City starred Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw, Cynthia Nixon as Miranda Hobbes, Kristin Davis as Charlotte York, and Kim Cattrall as Samantha Jones. Parker, Nixon, and Davis have all expressed interest in returning, but Cattrall isn't interested at all. Amid the new HBO Max rumors, Cattrall says, she feels "lucky" not having to participate. "I'm lucky enough to have the choice, not that I haven't worked for it. I have," she says. "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."
Kim Cattrall has been criticized by Sex and the City fans for not wanting to reunite with her old co-stars. However, she wants to cover some new ground. "I want to use my platform to tell stories about women my age who have gone through loss. Loss is the biggest headache for my '60s so far, I've lost my father. I've lost my brother," says the actress. In addition, she and Sarah Jessica Parker reportedly really did not get along while making the series, which Cattrall has addressed several times over the years.
Kim Cattrall will not return if the Sex and the City reboot ends up happening. For now, it looks like the rest of the cast will have to go on without her, which will lead to a new stories. As for replacing Cattrall, Sharon Stone's name has come up more than once. Back in September of this year, Stone said it would be an "honor" to work with Cynthia Nixon again, but doesn't think she'd take on the role. For now, we'll just have to wait and see if HBO Max goes forward on the Sex and the City reboot without Cattrall. Deadline was one of the first outlets to report on the potential reboot series.