Sex And The City revival coming on HBO

(From left) Sarah Jessica-Parker, Kristin Davis, Kim Cattrall and Cynthia Nixon arrive at the premiere of "Sex and the City 2" in London, on May 27, 2010.
(From left) Sarah Jessica-Parker, Kristin Davis, Kim Cattrall and Cynthia Nixon arrive at the premiere of "Sex and the City 2" in London, on May 27, 2010.PHOTO: AFP

WASHINGTON (AFP) - A revival of the hit show Sex And The City (1998 to 2004) will come to HBO Max, the network announced on Sunday (Jan 10), and will star all of its original leads except actress Kim Cattrall.

The new series, titled And Just Like That..., will consist of 10 episodes and feature actresses Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis, HBO said in a statement.

Parker, 55, played protagonist and narrator Carrie Bradshaw. Nixon, 54, and Davis, 55, played her best friends, lawyer Miranda Hobbes and art dealer Charlotte York respectively.

Cattrall, 64, who played sexually liberated publicist Samantha Jones, was not mentioned in the statement. HBO did not specify why she was not returning.

The story will follow the three women as they navigate love and friendship in their 50s. HBO did not specify a premiere date but said that production is set to start in New York City in late spring.

Parker, who will also produce alongside Nixon, Davis and director Michael Patrick King, posted a teaser trailer on Instagram on Sunday.

The short video is a montage of classic New York City shots, intercut with images of Bradshaw's iconic computer screen, on which the phrases "And just like that..." and "The story continues..." are typed out.

Parker's signature voiceover accompanies the clips.

"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, humour and the beloved city that has always defined them," said Ms Sarah Aubrey, head of original content at HBO Max, in the statement.

The original Sex And The City, which HBO described as "groundbreaking" in its statement, was created by screenwriter Darren Star based on Candace Bushnell's eponymous 1997 book. It premiered in 1998 and ran for six seasons.

The show was also made into two movies that came out in 2008 and 2010. A prequel series, The Carrie Diaries, premiered on the CW in 2013 and ran for two seasons.

It is unclear if Star will return for the new series. While promoting his latest project, the Netflix series Emily In Paris (2020 to present), he told industry specialist The Hollywood Reporter in October that he had no interest in returning to Sex And The City.