An HBO exec just spilled.
Will she be killed off? Will she be recast? It turns out the art will imitate life a lot more closely than anyone predicted.
An HBO executive has just revealed how Samantha will be written out of the upcoming “Sex And The City” revival: They ain’t friends any more.
Speaking to TVLine, HBO Max chief content officer Casey Bloys explained that with the new series, “they’re not trying to re-do Sex and the City.”
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“They’re not trying to say that these characters are reliving their 30s. It is very much a story about women in their 50s, and they are dealing with things that people deal with in their 50s.”
He continued: “just as in real life, people come into your life, people leave. Friendships fade, and new friendships start. So I think it is all very indicative of the real stages, the actual stages of life… They’re trying to tell an honest story about being a woman in her 50s in New York.”
“So it should all feel somewhat organic, and the friends that you have when you’re 30, you may not have when you’re 50.”
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Last month HBO announced that the multi Emmy-winning show was being continued in a sequel series, entitled “And Just Like That …”, with Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis reprising their respective roles as Carrie Bradshaw, Miranda Hobbes and Charlotte York-Goldenblatt.
But the excitement surrounding the announcement was somewhat overshadowed by the absence of scene-chewer Samantha Jones, played by Kim Cattrall.
While the revelation was sad, it was hardly surprising; Parker and Cattrall’s reportedly chilly relationship has been well-documented since the second film’s release in 2010.
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