Updated 27 May: Despite reports suggesting Chris Noth had decided not to reprise his role as Mr. Big in the upcoming Sex And The City reboot, it has now been confirmed that he will be returning to the screen as the iconic character.
“I’m thrilled to be working with Chris again on And Just Like That,” the series’ executive producer Michael Patrick King said in a statement released on Wednesday. “How could we ever do a new chapter of the Sex And The City story without our Mr. Big?”
Not only does this announcement mark the end of rumours that the show’s producers were going to kill off Big for the reboot but it also raises some pretty big questions: are Carrie and Big still together? And if so, how has their relationship fared over the years?
If you’ve been keeping up with all the latest updates from the SATC reboot, you’ll know that it was previously confirmed that Carrie’s ex-fiancé Aidan (John Corbett), whom she shared a kiss with in the second SATC movie, no less, will also be returning to the screen for the TV reboot.
“I’m going to do the show,” he told the New York Post, admitting the gig is “very exciting” for him.
“I think I might be in quite a few [of the 10 episodes],” Corbett added.“I like all those people, they’ve been very nice to me.”
Although Corbett’s words don’t give much away, this writer can’t help but wonder: could Aidan be set to cause more problems for Carrie and Big?
Of course, we won’t know for sure until the series hits our screens. But for the time being, we do have some details about what to expect from this iconic reboot. Keep reading to check out everything we know about HBO’s And Just Like That so far.
What’s the plot of And Just Like That?
The revival will follow Carrie, Miranda, and Charlotte as “they navigate the journey from the complicated reality of life and friendship in their 30s to the even more complicated reality of life and friendship in their 50s,” according to an HBO Max news release.
“The [coronavirus pandemic will] obviously be part of the storyline, because that’s the city [these characters] live in,” she previously revealed in an interview with Vanity Fair.
“How has Covid-19 changed relationships once friends disappear? I have great faith that the writers are going to examine it all.”
Is there a trailer for And Just Like That?
“I couldn’t help but wonder … where are they now?” she captioned it.
Check it out:
Who stars in the cast of And Just Like That?
What, no Samantha?
Noticeably missing from the production is Kim Cattrall, who played Samantha in the series that ran on HBO from 1998 to 2004.
This should come as little surprise to fans of the show, though, as Cattrall vowed in July 2019 that she would “never” appear in another SATC movie or series.
“Never,” she said. “It’s a no from me.”
How many episodes of And Just Like That will there be?
The new series will be comprised of 10 episodes, each of which will clock in at about 30 minutes long.
When will And Just Like That be available to stream?
It will be a wee while before we’re able to watch the SATC reboot, as production isn’t scheduled to begin in New York until the “late spring” of 2021, according to the release.
No date has been given for streaming.
Kayleigh Dray is Stylist’s digital editor-at-large. Her specialist topics include comic books, films, TV and feminism. On a weekend, you can usually find her drinking copious amounts of tea and playing boardgames with her friends.