On a very basic level, it’s just a TV. But there is TV that comes and goes, and then there is TV that defines the times. Hullabaloo, who received the news that Sex and the City will receive the 2021 rankings, places him firmly in the last category.
The excitement comes on the heels of confirmation from US broadcasting service HBO Max about long-standing rumors that the prestigious TV brand’s video-on-demand arm was considering commissioning a revival of the 1990s and 2000s show, Sunday night, three of the four stars from the original show, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristen Davis shared a trailer for the series on social media platforms.
The reboot will be titled And Just Like … and will be produced by Parker, Davis, Nixon and Michael Patrick King.
The promise is that the key elements will be the same – the glamor and candor of the women talking about their lives and sexuality, and the stunning sights of New York City. But there will be one major difference that actually causes a degree of suspicion and reflection: Kim Cattrall, who played the fourth member of the original group, Samantha, will not return to the rebooted series.
In her amazingly successful heyday, there were frequent accounts of friction between the cast and two years ago Cattrall made it clear that she felt her association with the series ended.
“I crossed the finish line playing Samantha Jones because I loved sex and the city,” she said. “It was a blessing in many ways but after the second movie I settled down. I couldn’t understand why they wouldn’t replace me with another actress instead of wasting time on bullying. Doesn’t mean no.”
First aired in 1998, Sex and the City revolves around the fashion-forward Sex and Relationships columnist Carrie Bradshaw (Parker) and her three friends, Miranda (Nixon), Charlotte (Davis) and Samantha (Cattrall).
The show ran for six seasons, and won seven Emmy Awards and eight Golden Globes.
Based on author Candice Bushnell’s book created for television by Darren Starr, the series has been praised for its frankness about sexuality and criticized for its lack of diversity and its poor handling of some issues. The main direction of the plot focused on the once again broken relationship between Carrie and her main love interest, Mr. Page.
The television series was followed by two feature films in 2004, both written and directed by King. Although commercially successful, they did not do well with critics, with Sex and the City 2 (2010) receiving a particularly critically acclaimed reception.
The trailer for the weekend, consisting mainly of footage from New York, reveals a bit about the storyline of the new series. A statement from HBO Max’s parent company, WarnerMedia, declaring the reboot was similarly ambiguous, saying that the series “will follow Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte as they navigate the journey from the complex reality of life and friendship in their 30s to the more complex reality. Life and friendship in the 1950s.” Age “.
The enthusiastic responses on Twitter and Instagram indicated that there was still a large audience for the show but there were also dissenting voices from some who said the original series was from its time and now looks out of date. The focus on three straight white women and their particularly close cultural circle will likely need a specific rethink in current times.
Taking a cultural look at the series in 2018, Chelsea Ferles, fashion editor, designer and co-founder of Every Outfit on Sex and the City and # WokeCharlotte meme told The Guardian, “This show was white the way it is. They never had someone of color like it.” Normal series. ” She said some cruel scenes that would be offensive now: Samantha wears an African wig after chemotherapy, “Ghetto Gold” Carrie sports did not register as offensive on first view.
“I am white and have not been a particularly educated or good ally at that point in my life.” But she added, “I dealt with some strange issues in the 1990s, because that’s my community.”
The new series will consist of 10 episodes, each of half an hour long, and is scheduled to begin production in late spring in New York this year.