It's been far too long since Carrie, Miranda, Samantha, and Charlotte have graced our televisions and reminded us that womanhood is supposed to be messy, imperfect, and a little dramatic. After the circumstances surrounding the cancellation of the third film installment, fans were doubtful they would ever get the follow-up they craved. But good news: Sex and the City is coming back to TV!
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount Television and Anonymous Content have already snatched up the rights to Is There Still Sex in the City?, an upcoming book by the original author, Candace Bushnell. (Yes, SATC was a book before a TV show.) The book is set to be released in August, with the television version to follow, though an exact date has yet to be announced. Here's everything we know...
Sadly, Bushnell's book isn't exactly a sequel and promises no reunion of the original cast. This time around, the plot will explore life after 50, where the hit series left off, but likely with new characters and romantic stories to explore. Honestly, can you imagine the girls navigating the modern dating scene?
The Amazon description says that Is There Still Sex in the City? gathers Bushnell’s signature short, sharp, satirical commentaries on the love and dating habits of middle aged men and women as they continue to navigate the ever-modernizing world of relationships." Bushnell herself explains in a statement that the need for these stories stems from the fact that a woman's fifties look so much different now than they used to. "At one time, fifty-something meant the beginning of retirement — working less, spending more time on your hobbies, with your friends, who like you were sliding into a more leisurely lifestyle," she said.
Bushnell continued: "In short, retirement-age folks weren't meant to do much of anything but get older and a bit heavier. They weren't expected to exercise, start new business ventures, move to a different state, have casual sex with strangers, and start all over again. But this is exactly what the lives of a lot of fifty- and sixty-something women look like today, and I'm thrilled to be reflecting the rich complexity of their reality on the page and now on the screen."
Surely, Carrie would be proud. As for the rest of us? Bushnell's new script should fill the void that SATC has left in our hearts.
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