Five Ways Sex and the City Reboot Can Explain Samantha’s Absence

Sarah Jessica Parker responds to fan questions about Kim Cattrall after new ‘Sex and the City’ series revival

Ever since Sarah Jessica Parker announced the Sex and the City girls would be back - minus one - in the upcoming HBO Max series And Just Like That..., fans have been wondering how the revival will deal with the fact that Kim Cattrall's Samantha Jones won't be a part of it.

The original HBO series fourth star, Kim Cattrall, will not return as Samantha.

She declined to participate in a third film.

"It's not quite as black and white as that". The casts posted a teaser trailer on Instagram last Sunday; a short video is a montage of classic New York City shots, intercut with images of Parker's character Carrie Bradshaw's iconic computer screen, on which the phrases "And just like that..." and "The story continues..." are typed out. "We loved her so. X". "There'll be lots of interesting new characters that we're excited about".

Another commenter suggested that Parker and Cattrall, 64, "dislike each other" and Parker quickly shut down the notion, responding, "No".

She also told a fan, "No, I don't dislike her", referring to Cattrall. I've never said that.

Kim apparently never wants to play Samantha again or be part of any future SATC movies.

'I absolutely love Sex and the City and whilst I'm saddened Samantha will not return, I applaud doing what's best for you and think this is great example of putting yourself first.

"The new Max Original series is based on the book, Sex and the City, by Candice Bushnell and the original TV series created by Darren Star". In 2008, Oscar victor Jennifer Hudson famously played Carrie Bradshaw's southern assistant in the Sex and the City film. The series will have 10 half-hour episodes and will start production in New York City by spring. No release date has been announced.

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