'Sex and the City' is coming back to HBO Max — minus Samantha Jones

Erin Donnelly
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HBO is bringing back Sex and the City with Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon (pictured with Kim Cattrall, second from right, in 2010). (Photo: Samir Hussein/Getty Images)
HBO is bringing back Sex and the City with Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon (pictured with Kim Cattrall, second from right, in 2010). (Photo: Samir Hussein/Getty Images)

Break out the Manolo Blahniks: Carrie and her crew are coming back.

Well, sort of. On Sunday, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis shared a teaser promoting a new limited-edition series follow-up to Sex and the City, titled And Just Like That..., due to air on HBO Max. Kim Cattrall, who has famously clashed with Parker and made plain her objections to reprising her role of saucy Samantha Jones, did not, and will not take part in the revival.

The short trailer features footage of New York City as well as a laptop screen (presumably belonging to writer Carrie Bradshaw) typing out “and just like that ... the story continues.”

“I couldn’t help but wonder ... where are they now?” Parker, who played Carrie in the wildly popular HBO series from 1998 to 2004 and in its two film versions, teased fans.

It’s unclear when the 10-episode series will premiere, though Variety reports that production will begin in late spring. Michael Patrick King will return as executive producer, a role Parker, Davis and Nixon will also take on.

“I grew up with these characters, and I can’t wait to see how their story has evolved in this new chapter, with the honesty, poignancy, humor and the beloved city that has always defined them,” Sarah Aubrey, head of original content at HBO Max, said in a statement.

Parker, Nixon and Davis (as well as Cattrall) were last seen on-screen together in the critically panned 2010 sequel Sex and the City 2.

As the reboot sees the pals now in their 50s, we can’t help but wonder: Will Carrie still be married to Big (Chris Noth)? Is Miranda going to run for governor like Nixon did in real life? And is Charlotte still a wide-eyed romantic? And what happened to Samantha?

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