A spiritual sequel to Sex and the City is coming.
Kim Cattrall may have refused to take part in a third Sex and the City movie, with Sarah Jessica Parker later confirming plans had been cancelled, but that doesn’t mean a follow-up TV series can’t happen.
Candace Bushnell, author of the original Sex and the City book, will release a sequel in August called Is There Still Sex In The City?, and it’s just been announced that Paramount Television and Anonymous Content have acquired the rights to it.
The new TV series, which Candace while executive produce and write the pilot script for, will follow the lives of New York City women navigating friendships, dating, marriage and sex in their 50s and 60s.
“It didn’t used to be this way. At one time, fifty something meant the beginning of retirement – working less, spending more time on your hobbies, with your friends, who like you were sliding into a more leisurely lifestyle,” said Candace.
“In short, retirement age folks weren’t meant to do much of anything but get older and a bit heavier. They weren’t expected to exercise, start new business ventures, move to a different state, have casual sex with strangers, and start all over again.
“But this is exactly what the lives of a lot of fifty- and sixty something women look like today and I’m thrilled to be reflecting the rich complexity of their reality on the page and now on the screen.”
While the deal has been confirmed, there’s no green light to start filming at the moment, and none of the original cast have been slated to return.
“The original Sex and the City book and series served as a groundbreaking touchstone for an entire generation of women, myself included,” said Nicole Clemens, President of Paramount Television.
“We’re thrilled to be able to continue that conversation from the underrepresented point of view of women in their 50s and answer the question with, ‘Yes! There is more sex in the city!”
The original Sex and the City series ran from 1998 to 2004 on HBO, and eventually spawned two big screen spin-offs and a prequel series called The Carrie Diaries. The show was praised for shining a brutal light on dating in your 30s.