Sarah Jessica Parker Says COVID-19 will be Part of 'SATC' Reboot

Saturday January 30, 2021

Expect the women of "Sex and the City" to be dealing with COVID-19 in the upcoming HBO Max reboot "And Just Like That."

Speaking with Variety, star Sarah Jessica Parker said she's waiting for showrunner Michael Patrick King to hand over scripts to her as he's currently leading a writers room which "otherwise entirely comprises women," the outlet writes.

"It's incredibly diverse in a really exciting way," Parker said of the show's new writers, adding that they will bring the series new "life experience, political world views and social world views."

Parker also said that it was a no-brainer to incorporate the pandemic into the new show's plot given that it is set in New York City.

"[COVID-19 will] obviously be part of the storyline, because that's the city [these characters] live in," she told Variety. "And how has that changed relationships once friends disappear? I have great faith that the writers are going to examine it all."

It was reported earlier this month, HBO Max is rebooting "SATC" with Parker and costars Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis. Kim Cattrall, who played the iconic Samantha Jones, will not be part of the new show. It's unclear how King and co. will write the character out of the show but Parker did say they would not replace Cattrall.

Parker told Variety she's excited to see how the "SATC" women are dealing with their mid-lives.

"I think that Cynthia, Kristin, and I are all excited about the time that has passed," she said. "You know, who are they in this world now? Have they adapted? What part have they played? Where have they fallen short as women, as friends, and how are they finding their way? Did they move with momentum? Are they like some people who are confused, threatened, nervous [by what's happening in the world]? I'm so curious and excited to see how the writers imagine these women today."