A new Sex and the City TV series is in the works


After all the off-screen drama that occurred between Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall, there may never be a Sex and the City 3, but there will be another television show centred around the same idea, written by the author of the original novel and TV show, Candice Bushnell.

Deadline is reporting that Bushnell has a new book due out in autumn entitled ‘Is There Still Sex In The City?’, which has been picked up by Paramount Television and Anonymous Content.

The novel will tell a similar story about female friendship and women navigating their love lives in New York City, but this time the focus will be on those in their 50s and 60s. This, Bushnell hopes, will make the show as groundbreaking as the original was.

“It didn’t used to be this way,” she told Deadline. “At one time, 50-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. 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 50 and 60-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.”

Nicole Clemens, president of Paramount TV, echoed this statement: “The original ‘Sex and the City’ book and series served as a groundbreaking touchstone for an entire generation of women, myself included. We’re thrilled to be able to continue that conversation from the underrepresented point of view of women in their 50s and answer the question with, ‘Yes! There is more sex in the city!'”

Aside from the original television series (which ran for six years), there have been two-spin off movies and also a prequel, which followed the early life of Carrie Bradshaw, entitled The Carrie Diaries. This next series will likely feature none of the original cast and will tackle issues for a whole new set of women.

From Harper’s Bazaar UK

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