Samantha, you’re replaced – Sex And The City Spin-Off, ‘And Just Like That…’ got a new actress.
Actress Nicole Ari Parker was hired as a replacement for Kim Cattrall in the new episodes of the cult series Sex and the City after a series of negative reactions to the news that the series, which marked an entire era, will not feature one of the most important characters, Samantha Jones.
Ari Parker, best known to the public for her roles in the series “Empire” and Paul Thomas’ film “Boogie Nights”, will replace Kim Cattrall as the fourth member of the famous group of friends from New York. But Parker will not play Samantha, but a new best friend, Carrie Bradshaw, the author of the documentary “Lisa Todd Wexley.”
Who’s returning from the cast?
The new episodes called “And Just Like That” will be produced by three actresses from the original cast of Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, and Cynthia Nixon, but also directed and produced by Michael Patrick King.
- Sarah Jessica Parker
- Cynthia Nixon
- Kristin Davis
- Chris Noth (Mr. Big)
- Bridget Monyahan (Natashia)
- Julie Halston (Bitsy Von Muffling)
- Mario Cantone (Anthony Marentino)
- David Eigenberg (Steve Brady)
- Willie Garson (Stanford Blatch)
- Evan Handler (Harry Goldenblatt)
- John Corbett (Aiden Shaw)
Who’s new in the cast?
- Sara Ramírez as Che Diaz
- Niall Cunningham as Brady Hobbes
- Alexa Swinton as Rose Goldenblatt (child of Charlotte York-Goldenblatt)
- Cathy Ang as Lily Goldenblatt (child of Charlotte York-Goldenblatt)
- Leroy McClain as Andre Rashad Wallace
Based on the book by Candice Bushnell, the plot of the series “Sex and the City” revolves around fashion-obsessed columnist Carrie (Parker) and her three friends Miranda (Nixon), Charlotte (Davis), and Samantha (Cattrall). It was first shown in 1998, and in six years it won seven Emmys and eight Golden Globes.
After the announcement of the shooting of new episodes in January, many said that now the series, which used to push the boundaries, seems a bit outdated and that it is necessary to add diversity and make some cultural changes.
Chelsea Fairless, the author of the portal “Every Outfit on Sex and the City”, said that the series was “white to be white”.
“No non-white person has ever been a permanent member of the cast,” she said.
That is why, along with Nicole Ari Parker, some non-white characters will appear in the new episodes, played by Sara Ramirez, Karen Pittman, and Sarita Choudhury.
The production company “WarnerMedia” announced that the series will follow the lives of characters who, after the complicated thirties, circulate through an even more complicated reality and friendship in the fifties.
(Updated September 22st) The first clips of new episodes of the series Sex and the City, called “And Just Like That”, appeared on the social network Twitter.
HBO released a trailer for new series and movies coming to the platform on Sunday after the 2021 Emmy Awards, including “And Just Like That.”
In just a few seconds of the trailer, which is dedicated to the popular series, Parker, Nixon and Christine Davis are shown greeting an unknown person, and all three look like fashion icons.
Shortly after that scene, Carrie and Mr. Beast are shown hugging while in the kitchen, and in a split second you can see their kiss.
“Did the directors make them grow old?”, “More like Golden Girls”, “I have a feeling that they suddenly became old, at least they don’t use Botox”, “They are funny”, are just some of the comments of former fans of the cult series ” Sex and the city”
And Just Like That… Plot?
Details are vague, but Variety says that the new series will follow Carrie, Miranda, and Charlotte as they try to navigate friendships and relationships in their 50s.
And Just Like That… Release Date
A total of ten new episodes will be shown on the HBO Max platform and release date is December 9, 2021.