Earlier this year, HBO Max confirmed that Sex and the City would indeed be returning to the small screen — minus Samantha. “Just as in real life, people come into your life, people leave,” HBO Max’s chief content officer, Casey Bloys, explained to TV Line. “Friendships fade, and new friendships start. So I think it is all very indicative of the real stages, the actual stages of life…. They’re trying to tell an honest story about being a woman in her 50s in New York. So it should all feel somewhat organic, and the friends that you have when you’re 30, you may not have when you’re 50.” Or, the same husbands, apparently. On Thursday, February 18, Page Six reported both Miranda Hobbes’ and Carrie Bradshaw’s husbands will not be returning either and, well, we have some questions.
Let’s start with Samantha. How will Carrie, Miranda, and Charlotte address growing apart? Will there be a new, more diverse addition to the friend group in Sam’s stead? Will ‘Woke Charlotte’ have stepped in to make the circle more inclusive? How are she and Harry? Do they have any more children? Wait — have Lily and Rose gone off to college yet? Are they friends with Miranda’s son, Brady? Will the show address real-life Miranda (Cynthia Nixon’s) gubernatorial run? Can Miranda finally be a lesbian? Is Carrie a lesbian now that she is also single? Did Carrie get to keep the penthouse apartment? Or will Carrie move back into her old apartment? This better not mean Carrie’s revolving door of an ex-fiancé slash boyfriend Aidan is making his way back to her. Seriously, the possibilities are endless when it comes to storylines for the new reboot.
And we know this, because, to quote our girl Carrie, we’ve been going over this and over this reboot in our minds for years (like, way before it was confirmed). And for years, the writers have kept (possible) secrets like this? We will finally see if any of our speculation is true when the show returns later this year.