The boys are officially back in town. After weeks of speculation about Sex and the City‘s upcoming resurrection, And Just Like That… four of the original show’s favorite characters are (finally!) Confirmed to return. HBO Max announced on Wednesday that David Eigenberg‘s Steve Brady, Evan Handler‘s Harry Goldenblatt, Willie Garson‘s Stanford Blatch, and Mario Cantone‘s Anthony Marentio will all appear in the 10-event collection.
“Everyone at And Just Like That… is thrilled to be able to continue the storylines of these beloved Sex and the City characters with the actors who made them so lovable,” executive producer Michael Patrick King said in a statement. This quartet joins formerly confirmed cast members Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie, Cynthia Nixon as Miranda, Kristin Davis as Charlotte, Chris Noth as Mr. Big, also Sara Ramirez, as nonbinary podcast bunch Che Diaz. (John Corbett declared his return to the series in April, although HBO Max has yet to validate.)
News that more OG cast members have been coming is no doubt a source of relaxation to die-hard fans. All four men played central roles in the lives of Carrie, Miranda, and Charlotte. The two Eigenberg and Handler depict spouses of fundamental characters–that the former is Miranda’s lovable bar owner husband, the latter is Charlotte’s spouse, an endearing (if messy) lawyer. Meanwhile, Stanford and Anthony began Sex and the City as reliable friends of Carrie and Charlotte, respectively. Then the pair found improbable love with each other, tying the knot at a Liza Minnelli-officiated ceremony during Sex and the City two . (Go right ahead and re-watch.)
And Just Like That… is charged as a continuation of Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte’s”journey from the complicated reality of life and friendship in their 30s to the even more complicated reality of life and friendship in their 50s.” But because the show was declared in January, viewers have scrambled to ascertain who will be in the cast. That trepidation was perhaps due to Kim Cattrall‘s exit from the franchise following six seasons and 2 movies invested playing the sex-positive Samantha Jones.
When it comes to announcing extra cast members, timing is of the essence. Generation on Sex and the City‘s revival starts this summer.
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