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And Just Like That… premiere: The Sex and the City ladies return in their 50s

23 years after the original TV series debuted – and 11 years since the second movie – the ladies of Sex and the City have returned in And Just Like That…

The 10-episode series is being billed as ‘the next chapter of Sex and the City,’ with Sarah Jessica Parker (Carrie Bradshaw), Cynthia Nixon (Miranda Hobbes) and Kristin Davis (Charlotte York) all returning… though Kim Cattrall’s Samantha Jones will not be back.

While the show loses one original cast member, it gains three new ones with Sarah Ramirez (Che Diaz), Nicole Ari Parker (Lisa Todd Wedley), Karen Pittman (Dr. Nya Wallace) and Sarita Chouhdury (Seema Patell) joining the ladies.

They’re back!: 23 years after the original TV series debuted – and 11 years since the second movie – the ladies of Sex and the City have returned in And Just Like That…

Trio: The 10-episode series is being billed as 'the next chapter of Sex and the City,' with Sarah Jessica Parker (Carrie Bradshaw), Cynthia Nixon (Miranda Hobbes) and Kristin Davis (Charlotte York) all returning... though Kim Cattrall's Samantha Jones will not be back

Trio: The 10-episode series is being billed as ‘the next chapter of Sex and the City,’ with Sarah Jessica Parker (Carrie Bradshaw), Cynthia Nixon (Miranda Hobbes) and Kristin Davis (Charlotte York) all returning… though Kim Cattrall’s Samantha Jones will not be back

The episode begins at fictional New York hotspot Clee, where Carrie is waiting with Charlotte and Miranda.

‘Remember when we legally had to stand six feet apart from one another?’ Carrie asks, as Miranda says she misses it, as a crowd walks through them.

They recognize an old friend, Bitsy Von Muffling (Julie Halston), who wonders how they should greet each other, post-COVID.

She asks where the ‘fourth musketeer’ is, referring to Samantha Jones (Kim Cattrall), as Charlotte says she’s, ‘no longer with us.’

Bitsy becomes quite sad, thinking Samantha had passed away, but Miranda adds she’s not dead and Carrie confirms she’s in London. 

Ramirez’s Che Diaz is a non-binary (they/them) stand-up comedian who hosts a podcast that Carrie frequently appears on.

She is described as, ‘a big presence with a big heart whose outrageous sense of humor and progressive, human overview of gender roles has made them and their podcast very popular.’

Parker’s Lisa Todd Wexley, a Park Avenue mother of three who also works as a documentarian, married to a successful hedge fund manager Herbert (Hamilton’s Christopher Jackson).

Che: Ramirez’s Che Diaz is a non-binary (they/them) stand-up comedian who hosts a podcast that Carrie frequently appears on

Mother of three: Parker's Lisa Todd Wexley, a Park Avenue mother of three who also works as a documentarian, married to a successful hedge fund manager Herbert (Hamilton's Christopher Jackson)

Mother of three: Parker’s Lisa Todd Wexley, a Park Avenue mother of three who also works as a documentarian, married to a successful hedge fund manager Herbert (Hamilton’s Christopher Jackson)

Pittman’s Dr. Nya Wallace is described as, ‘a brilliant, challenging Columbia Law professor,’ who is married to Andre, a successful musician (LeRoy McLain).

The final new character is Chouhdury’s Seema Patel, described as a, ‘single, self-made powerhouse Manhattan real estate broker.’ 

Filming started in New York City back in June, with production wrapping just days ago, with filming also taking place in locales such as Paris.

Nya: Pittman's Dr. Nya Wallace is described as, 'a brilliant, challenging Columbia Law professor,' who is married to Andre, a successful musician (LeRoy McLain)

Nya: Pittman’s Dr. Nya Wallace is described as, ‘a brilliant, challenging Columbia Law professor,’ who is married to Andre, a successful musician (LeRoy McLain)

Seema: The final new character is Chouhdury's Seema Patel, described as a, 'single, self-made powerhouse Manhattan real estate broker'

Seema: The final new character is Chouhdury’s Seema Patel, described as a, ‘single, self-made powerhouse Manhattan real estate broker’

Photos taken from the Paris set caused quite the uproar among fans, as Parker’s Carrie Bradshaw was spotted kissing a new character, played by Jon Tenney.

Fans began wildly speculating about the marital status of Carrie and her long-time on-and-off lover Mr. Big (Chris Noth), who finally tied the knot at the end of the first Sex and the City movie.

The trailers released for the new 10-episode series seem to indicate that they’re still quite the happy couple, though given their on-and-off history, it’s possible they could split at some time in the series.

Marital: Fans began wildly speculating about the marital status of Carrie and her long-time on-and-off lover Mr. Big (Chris Noth), who finally tied the knot at the end of the first Sex and the City movie

Marital: Fans began wildly speculating about the marital status of Carrie and her long-time on-and-off lover Mr. Big (Chris Noth), who finally tied the knot at the end of the first Sex and the City movie

Happy couple: The trailers released for the new 10-episode series seem to indicate that they're still quite the happy couple, though given their on-and-off history, it's possible they could split at some time in the series

Happy couple: The trailers released for the new 10-episode series seem to indicate that they’re still quite the happy couple, though given their on-and-off history, it’s possible they could split at some time in the series

Still, while promoting the show Tuesday night on The Late Show with Steven Colbert, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis essentially confirmed that they filmed ‘fake scenes’ to throw rabid fans off. 

‘Yes, definitely!’ Davis exclaimed, while Nixon shook her head with a wry smile and said, ‘Absolutely not.’

Colbert pointed at Davis and said, ‘I believe you,’ and when Colbert asked again, Nixon shrugged and conceded, ‘It might be true.’

Fake scenes: Still, while promoting the show Tuesday night on The Late Show with Steven Colbert, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis essentially confirmed that they filmed 'fake scenes' to throw rabid fans off

Fake scenes: Still, while promoting the show Tuesday night on The Late Show with Steven Colbert, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis essentially confirmed that they filmed ‘fake scenes’ to throw rabid fans off

They didn’t mention any specific scenes, so it’s unclear if the Paris kissing scene with Jon Tenney was ‘fake’ or not.

Other returning stars include Mario Cantone (Anthony Marentino), Evan Handler (Harry Goldblatt), David Eigenberg (Steve Brady), and the late Willie Garson, who filmed three episodes as Carrie’s longtime friend Stanford Blatch, before passing away from pancreatic cancer in September at age 57. 

And Just Like That… was created by Michael Patrick King, based on the books by Candace Bushnell. 

Passing: Other returning stars include Mario Cantone (Anthony Marentino), Evan Handler (Harry Goldblatt), David Eigenberg (Steve Brady), and the late Willie Garson (above), who filmed three episodes as Carrie's longtime friend Stanford Blatch, before passing away from pancreatic cancer in September at age 57

Passing: Other returning stars include Mario Cantone (Anthony Marentino), Evan Handler (Harry Goldblatt), David Eigenberg (Steve Brady), and the late Willie Garson (above), who filmed three episodes as Carrie’s longtime friend Stanford Blatch, before passing away from pancreatic cancer in September at age 57


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