As our newsfeeds remain dominated by coverage of And Just Like That…, the Sex and the City reboot is missing one key character: Kim Cattrall as Samantha Jones; the fan-favourite vixen-in-large who defined the cult-classic show. There’s been talk of trying to convince Cattrall to come back, but as each day goes on, that looks less and less likely.
In a development that has remained a secret until now, it looks like Cattrall has joined the cast of Peacock’s Queer As Folk in a reoccurring role.
Cattrall will play the role of a lush, good southern lady of high status, but who comes from the lands of a poverty-stricken trailer park. I don’t know about you, but this feels like the perfect role for Cattrall. It strangely channels the same lux nature of Samantha Jones, but with a twist that takes her out of the streets of Manhattan and into the New Orlean’s universe.
Queer As Folk follows the story of a rag-tag group of friends as their lives have been transformed and irreversibly changed by the aftermath of a tragedy. The Peacock special, which was picked up last April by the streaming service, is a re-imagination of the original show, created by British director Russell T. Davis.
As it stands right now, it seems like Cattrall has no intention of going back to being friends with Carrie Bradshaw, and it looks as though she’ll be pretty booked in the near future. Cattrall has also landed a major, reoccurring role in Hulu’s How I Met Your Mother spinoff, How I Met Your Father, as well as wrapping up filming for a Sebastian Maniscalco biopic titled About My Father.
While we will miss Cattrall in And Just Like That…, we still have the legacy of Samantha Jones to keep us going, and with the reboot, it gives the show more room to craft new stories and experiences for the Sex and the City universe.