We know that Sex and the City is officially getting a revival on HBO Max
— titled And Just Like That… — and that Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristen Davis will all return, while Kim Cattrall shall not.
Back in February, HBO Max chief content officer Casey Bloys spoke about the absence of one of the fab four 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.”
Now we’ve had some time to digest the fact that Samantha Jones will not be returning to regale us with salacious stories from her adventurous sex life, it’s time to start thinking about which supporting characters might be gracing our screens once more.
John Corbett as Aidan Shaw
Look, I’m not going to mince words here. Carrie was a fool to let Aidan go. He was sexy-as-hell, forgave her for cheating, made gorgeous furniture and was a dog lover for Pete’s sake (please tell me you got that.)
But Carrie just ditched him like a pair of last season Manolos to be with Mr Big aka John who had no dogs, made no tasteful furniture that perfectly embodied a mix of vintage and Mid-Century and broke Carrie’s heart about trillion times.
However, maybe in the reboot she can rectify her mistakes and give things another go with her almost-husband as it’s been reported that Aidan, played by John Corbett, will be making an appearance in And Just Like That…
Corbett told Page Six, “I’m going to do the show” adding, “I like all those people, they’ve been very nice to me.” Corbett told the publication that he is going to be in “quite a few” of the ten episodes that make up the limited series, referring to the opportunity as “exciting.”
Chris Noth as John James Preston aka Mr Big
There is no word yet as to whether Mr Big will feature in any of the new episodes after conflicting reports placed him firmly out of the cast and the actor hinting the opposite on his social media.
Noth also shut down rumours that his character had been killed off in one version of the script for the doomed Sex and the City 3 movie, telling Page Six, “He wasn’t going to die. There’s no way he was dying. That was all a lie.”
Sarah Jessica Parker has also remained elusive when asked if her onscreen husband would be returning, simply saying “Wait and see” which is about as helpful as the heart attack that was allegedly going to kill Big in the third movie.
Jason Lewis as Smith Jerrod
It was (so) fun while it lasted, and we’ll forever be grateful that Sex and the City brought Jason Lewis into our living rooms, but given the fact Samantha won’t be in the reboot, it seems highly unlikely that Lewis will return to play Smith.
Perhaps though, seeing as Smith became a world-famous actor, he could appear by way of a movie billboard in Times Square as a sweet little nod to the character.
Of course, Carrie, Charlotte and Miranda would not be seen dead in Times Square meaning they would never lay eyes on the aforementioned billboard so let’s just strike that idea from the record and never speak of it again.
David Eigenberg as Steve Brady
Eigenberg confirmed that he had been asked to reprise his role as Miranda’s husband Steve, telling E! News’ Daily Pop that he was “pretty sure” he was going to be working on the show and that he was excited by the prospect.
“We never established whether he was Brady Hobbs or Brady Brady Hobbs or Brady Hobbs Brady,” he joked, referring to Steve and Miranda’s son. “So I’m really hoping to see that we’re all going to be together.”
Seeing as Steve is a bar owner, it would be an interesting arc to see how his character copes with the pandemic-induced shutdown that saw bars across New York close and the hospitality industry experience rampant unemployment.
Or, you know — just ten more episodes of him shooting hoops and wearing glasses and just being classic Steve works too.