We Finally Know How The Sex And The City Reboot Will Explain Samantha’s Absence

The 10-episode revival titled 'And Just Like That' was confirmed in January.

We’ve been all talk about SATC since the reboot was announced last month. In true Carrie style, Sarah Jessica Parker was the one to break the news, sharing a teaser to Instagram announcing that the show was coming back, however, with a new name, a new story and just three members of the quartet.

Following the ladies in New York City, Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte are all set to appear back on our screens, but it was no surprise that Samantha, played by Kim Cattrall turned down the offer to bring the show back to life given her alleged and highly speculated off-screen feud with Sarah Jessica Parker.

Although denied by SJP on countless times, Kim has been very vocal about how working with her SATC co-stars was a nightmare, citing Sarah as “never being her friend.”

So, as the ladies all return without Samantha, it’s led us to wonder what’s going to happen her character? Will she be replaced? Hardly. Killed off? A little grim. “Travelling” and in touch over phone? Potentially.

But now we know and it’s pretty straightforward.

According to HBO Max chief content officer Casey Bloys, Samantha will simply be out of the picture, as a friendship could easily dissolve between people over decades. Samantha will just be seen as an old mate, someone who was once part of the story.


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“It is very much a story about women in their 50s, and they are dealing with things that people deal with in their 50s. 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,” he explained.

And so, there you have it. There will be no Samantha cameo and as SJP said herself, Kim or the character just “isn’t part” of the new season and what the future holds for these NYC gals.

Sex and the City first started in 1998 and is still as loved now as it was then, even if some episodes are a little dated.

As for release date for the new series, we’re still unsure of the nitty gritty but we do know that the show will air on HBO Max.


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