Sex and the City has officially been rebooted, and I can’t help but wonder… what the fuck is it going to be about? Honestly. It’s already lost Samantha.
The reboot, titled And Just Like That, consists of 10 half-hour episodes which will premiere on HBO Max. As you probably know by now, the original cast is returning sans Kim Cattrall, most likely because she and Sarah Jessica Parker aren’t exactly mates anymore.
The reboot will follow the women as they navigate love and friendship in their 50s.
Teaser coming in hot.
The new series is intriguing, to say the least, because the happy endings have already been done twice: once in the original series and a second time in the followup films.
Apart from character growth – and hopefully more progressive and tolerant views, re: the horrible biphobic episode – I’m kind of stumped. Samantha’s character will have to be written out, which is already a huge loss. Unless the writers plan on adding in another ginormous spanner in the works, then… what’s the point, you know?
So here’s what I’ve thought up so far, in regards to what the reboot could be about.
Let us begin with the #1 question I have: what happens to Samantha Jones? Cattrall’s absence from the reboot isn’t exactly a surprise, but her absence doesn’t mean Samantha just disappears. She will always be a huge part of Sex and the City.
So, what’s going to happen to her character? Twitter has been discussing this all day and the theories range from death to a (meta) falling out.
The gist of it is in the thread below, or you can read more about it here.
please respond below with your suggested plotline that explains Samantha's absence https://t.co/8UBDhcxfBM
— Taffy Brodesser-Akner (@taffyakner) January 10, 2021
Maybe Samantha just got to a point where she achieved everything she could in New York City, so she relocated to another city/country. I hope so anyway.
Whatever the writers have agreed on, I just hope they give Samantha the justice she deserves… and not just kill her off.
Carrie gets cancelled
I mean, this is absolutely going to happen. Carrie will offhandedly tweet something, and then get cancelled. She might even write about it and make things worse.
Alternatively, Carrie could still be very anti-tech, so she decides to write a dumb article about it, and that’s how she gets dragged online. Either way, I see dragging.
For what it’s worth, Parker gave an interview in 2019 about what she would want to see in a reboot.
“I’m curious, the world has changed even since the movie [2008 and 2010] and I mean, the world has changed so much, technology and social media,” she told Entertainment Tonight.
“They never – which is maybe a virtue too because I would have complicated things even more – so those characters never talked about social media, which I think would be really interesting and just also sexual politics and the #MeToo movement and Time’s Up has really steered conversations about sexual politics, and I think Carrie Bradshaw would just be so greedy to share her feelings and thoughts.”
Big dies (???)
Re: spanner in the works, I wouldn’t be surprised if the writers kill off Big. I don’t think there’s much else the writers can do with their relationship if they want drama. Like, they can’t break them up… again.
After a slight blip with Aidan (John Corbett) in film #2, Carrie and Big declare their love for each other again. Prior to that, Big jilted Carrie at the alter. Really, what could be next?
The reboot could take place a few years after Big’s death when Carrie wants to start dating again. Who knows!
Miranda quits her job
Miranda, having spent the majority of her life dedicated to her career, comes to the revelation that there’s more to life than the nine-to-fucked-hours. As a result, she spontaneously quits her job and struggles to adjust to home life.
This could happen, but I fully expect Miranda to regret her decision and return to work because she loves it and there’s nothing wrong with that.
I think she and Steve (David Eigenberg) will continue to be happy in the reboot though. He was hardly in the second movie after cheating on her in the first. That sounded a lot more blunt than I intended it to, but they really are fine now!
Miranda *actually* runs for Governor of NYC
In March of 2018, Nixon announced her campaign for Governor of New York, challenging Democratic leader Andrew Cuomo.
We can all see this happening, let’s be real.
Charlotte and Harry continue being perfect
I really can’t see anything happening to these two, as boring as that sounds. Perhaps their arc in the reboot will be about their children. Maybe their oldest daughter, Lily, is an aspiring influencer and gets caught up in cyber bullying.
Or, maybe Charlotte’s ex-husband Trey (Kyle MacLachlan) hires Harry (Evan Handler) as his divorce lawyer. Mild awkwardness follows.
Charlotte becomes the Woke Charlotte meme
Remember the Woke Charlotte memes from 2017? Iconic Instagram account @everyoutfitonsatc basically rewrote Sex and the City’s most intolerant and messy moments, using #WokeCharlotte to correct the dialogue.
Kristin Davis, who plays Charlotte in Sex and the City, has commented on some of the pictures, sharing how much she loves Woke Charlotte.
It’s right there.
The pandemic could play a part
Depending on when the series comes out, the backdrop of the reboot could be the coronavirus pandemic/its aftermath. Unless writers want to steer clear of that and make it pure escapism, like Emily in Paris.