After a third movie in the long-running series was scuttled, there may be hope again for more of Carrie Bradshaw and her friend.
HBO Max is considering a new limited series version of Sex And The City, but this time without Kim Cattrall’s Samantha, Page Six reported on Tuesday.
According to a ‘well-placed industry insider,’ Cattrall, 64, isn’t interested in revisiting the series after years of publicly feuding with series star Sarah Jessica Parker, 55.
More nights on the town: Sex And The City will return to HBO Max as a limited series that doesn’t feature Kim Cattrall, 64, Page Six reported on Tuesday; publicity still for Sex And The City: The Movie
Aside from Cattrall, Parker is expected to return, as well as the other lead actresses: Kristin Davis, 55, who plays Charlotte, and Cynthia Nixon, 54, who plays Miranda.
Cattrall’s absence shouldn’t be surprising, as she has said multiple times that she’s no longer interested in returning to the franchise.
The original series ran from 1998–2004, and two films followed in 2008 and 2010.
A ‘well-placed industry insider’ said Cattrall wouldn’t return after years of feuding with Sarah Jessica Parker, 55, and requests for increased compensation; still from Sex And The City
Back in October 2017, the Filthy Rich actress told Piers Morgan there wouldn’t be a third Sex And The City film featuring her.
‘Not for me. That was part of turning 60. That was a very clear moment of how many years do I have left and what do I want to do with it? What haven’t I done?’ she mused.
She also echoed the feelings of many fans that the franchise went downhill with its final two movies, with the second film being singled out for extra criticism.
‘I feel that the show was the best when it was the series and the bonus was the two movies.’
No thanks: Back in October 2017, the Filthy Rich actress told Piers Morgan there wouldn’t be a third Sex And The City film featuring her; still from Sex And The City: The Movie
In September 2019, Parker told Entertainment Tonight that she was interested in filming ‘some episodes of Sex And The City,’ though she reject the term reboot.
‘I wouldn’t call it a reboot, I would call it a “revisit,”‘ she clarified.
‘I’d like to see where all of them are,’ she continued, adding that the characters could confront all the ways culture has changed since the series finale in 2004.
She thought evolving ‘technology and social media’ could create fodder for new storylines, while changes in ‘sexual politics’ and the development of ‘the #MeToo movement and Time’s Up’ were worth exploring.
‘I think Carrie Bradshaw would just be so greedy to share her feelings and thoughts,’ she added.
Back for more: In September 2019, Parker told Entertainment Tonight she was interested in exploring ‘social media’ and ‘the #MeToo movement and Time’s Up’ on a revived SATC; still from Sex And The City: The Movie
Parker and Cattrall’s long public feud would seemingly make it impossible for Cattrall to return to the show.
Their biggest conflict came into view in 2018, when the wife of Matthew Broderick shared her condolences with Cattrall in an Instagram comment after her brother’s death was reported.
Cattrall was seemingly furious and responded to the comment in a separate post.
‘Your continuous reaching out is a painful reminder of how cruel you really were then and now,’ she wrote.
‘Let me make this VERY clear. (If I haven’t already),’ she continued. ‘You are not my family. You are not my friend.’
Brutal: Over the years, Cattrall has feuded with Parker over money. In 2018, she lashed out publicly on Instagram after Parker shared her condolences following her brother’s death; seen together in 2002
Over the years, Cattrall has claimed many of their disagreements were over money.
In 2008, The Telegraph reported that Parker was given an executive producer credit (which doesn’t necessarily imply any additional duties or creative control) that bumped her salary up an additional $300,000.
Cattrall then negotiated for a higher salary as well, but instead of bonding together or trying to raise all their salaries, the lead cast were angered by her move and ‘wouldn’t even sit with [Cattrall] at mealtimes.’
When the four actresses were in discussion for a third Sex And The City movie, Cattrall was allegedly the one who quashed the deal after she told Warner Bros. she would only appear in it if the studio produced films she had in development, which it refused to do.