Sarita Choudhury, Nicole Ari Parker and Karen Pittman are the latest additions to the cast of HBO Max’s upcoming Sex and the City revival, And Just Like That…
They join original cast members Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis, who are reprising their roles as Carrie Bradshaw, Miranda Hobbes and Charlotte York in the 10-episode series.
Also returning to the SATC universe are Chris Noth (Mr. Big), David Eigenberg (Steve), Evan Handler (Harry), Willie Garson (Stanford) and Mario Cantone (Anthony). Kim Cattrall, who played SATC’s fourth leading lady, Samantha Jones, famously declined to be a part of the project.
While it’s not known how the trio crosses paths with Carrie and co, brief details have been given about the new characters. Choudhury (Little Fires Everywhere, Homeland) will play Seema Patel, a single, self-made Manhattan real estate broker. Parker (Empire, Chicago PD) has been cast as Lisa Todd Wexley, a documentarian and mother of three. And Pittman (The Morning Show, Luke Cage) will play Dr. Nya Wallace, a brilliant and challenging Columbia Law professor.
The casting of Choudhury, Parker and Pittman, alongside Grey’s Anatomy star, Sara Ramirez as the show’s first non-binary character, follows a call for more diversity from fans of the comedy-drama. It was previously reported that the revival would include six new characters—at least three of whom would be women of colour. HBO Max chief content officer Casey Bloys said that he and show writer, Michael Patrick King “didn’t want to tell a story with all-white writers or an all-white cast” because “it’s not reflective of New York. [It] has to reflect the way New York looks today.”
And Just Like That…, which began filming in New York last week, will follow Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte as they navigate the challenges of life and friendship in their 50s. A release date for the show has yet to be announced.
Words by Bec Oakes
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