Sarita Choudhury, Sara Ramirez, Nicole Ari Parker and Karen Pittman have boarded the reboot, finally giving the series the diversity it was painfully missing the first time around.
“Everyone at And Just Like That is thrilled to have these amazing and vibrant actors join the Sex and the City family,” said executive producer Michael Patrick King in a statement.
“Each of them will add their unique spark and big heart to these new characters and the stories we are about to tell.”
Choudhury — who you will recognise from Little Fires Everywhere and Homeland — will play Seema Patel, a self-made, powerhouse Manhattan real estate broker. Parker (Empire, Chicago PD) will portray Lisa Todd Wexley, a documentarian and Park Avenue mother of three, while Pittman (Morning Wars, Luke Cage) will play Dr Nya Wallace, a brilliant and challenging professor at Columbia Law School.
The three actresses join fellow newcomer Sara Ramirez (Grey’s Anatomy) who will be playing the host of a podcast that Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) frequently appears on. Ramirez’s addition to the SATC cast, which was announced earlier in 2021, marks the first nonbinary character to appear in the beloved franchise.
As we know, the series will see Carrie, Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) and Charlotte (Kristin Davis) continue to navigate life, careers and relationships in Manhattan (and Brooklyn) now that they are in their fifties.
Chris Noth has been confirmed to return for the reboot as Carrie’s finance mogul husband John James Preston (aka Mr Big) while Evan Handler and David Eigenberg will once more play Harry Goldenblatt (Charlotte’s husband) and Steve Brady (Miranda’s husband) respectively.
In February 2021, HBO Max chief content officer Casey Bloys spoke about the absence of Kim Cattrall’s Samantha Jones to TV Line saying, “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.”
And Just Like That… premieres December 9 on BINGE.