Contributed by Lauren Taylor
The ‘Sex and the City’ revival entitled ‘And Just Like That’ is set to air December 2021, added its newest addition to the cast, Nicole Ari Parker. She announced that the show will address race this time around.
According to The Jasmine Brand, Parker said “I’m excited to be a part of something that’s different for them. We can talk about the elephant in the room that there were no fully fleshed-out characters of color, but now here’s the four of us.” She went on to say, “We’re real people, and they’ve been great to work with, and some of our [storylines] deal with race and deal with real experiences. It’s New York City!”
Joining Nicole Ari Parker in the reboot will be Sara Ramirez, Sarita Choudry, and Karen Pittman, who are all people of color. Parker will play Carrie Bradshaw’s best friend, a character named Lisa Todd Wexley. It is reported that Kim Cattral, who starred as Samantha Jones in the original, will not be returning to appear in the reboot. This was announced back in August around the same time news broke of Parker joining the cast.
Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, and Cynthia Nixon will reprise their original characters.
For original fans worrying about the new storylines, Parker reassured them saying, “We’re grown a** women, so we know how to keep it sexy. It’s piping hot.”
Catch the reboot ‘And Just Like That’ in December on HBO.