A 'Sex And The City' Follow-Up TV Series In The Works
'Sex and the City ' is making a comeback -- but not in the way you'd expect.
We may have given up on a third Sex and the City film, thanks to a rumoured feud between cast members, but fans of the hit series can instead look forward to a whole new series based on Sex and the City author Candice Bushnell's forthcoming novel, Is There Still Sex in the City?
The series was picked up by Paramount Television and Anonymous Content, and will be executive produced by Bushnell, but in contrast to the original SATC, the spinoff will instead focus on women in their 50's and 60's as they navigate life in New York City.
"The original Sex and the City book and series served as a groundbreaking touchstone for an entire generation of women, myself included," Nicole Clemens, president of Paramount TV, told Deadline.
"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!'"
Bushnell spoke of her own excitement for the upcoming series, saying:
"It didn't used to be this way. 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."
She continued, "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."
The original Sex and the City series ran from 1998 to 2004 and starred Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, Kim Cattrall, and Kristin Davis and was followed by two movies in 2008 and 2010, as well spawning a spinoff prequel, The Carrie Diaries.
Is There Still Sex in the City? the novel is set to be released in August.