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Familiar faces join HBO Max's 'Sex and the City' revival

But where is Samantha?

Written by
Andy Kryza

Last month, Sex in the City fans rejoiced at news announcing the return of Chris North’s Mr. Big in HBO Max’s upcoming reboot series And Just Like That. And now, writer Carrie Bradshaw's long-time love interest and (presumably) current husband is being joined by a whole bunch of Ghosts of HBO Prestige Comedies Past. 

The newly announced cast members include David Eigenberg as Miranda’s love interest Steve Brady, Evan Handler as Charlotte’s husband Harry Goldenblatt and Mario Cantone and Willie Garson as Anthony Marentino and Stanford Blatch, former rivals who were married in Sex and the City 2

The actirs join returning stars Sarah Jessica Parker Parker (Carrie), Cynthia Nixon (Miranda) and Kristen Davis (Charlotte). Additionally, John Corbett — who played sexy carpenter-turned-Carrie-boyfriend Aidan — is set to show up, joined by new cast member Sara Ramirez, who will play a podcast host. Both Jennifer Hudson and Justin Theroux have expressed interest in reprising their roles, though it's still premature to say whether that will happen. 

Notably, series favorite Kim Cattrall’s Samantha — who provided a great deal of the sex in the city, and whose trademark snark made her the series' breakout star — will not be returning after a very public falling out with her former co-stars following her refusal to participate in a planned third film. 

Sex and the City became a cultural phenomenon when it ran on HBO from 1998-2004, scoring seven Emmys and eight Golden Globes. It also spawned a well-received 2008 film, a not-so-well received 2010 sequel and a much-forgotten prequel series about Bradshaw's younger years. 

The 10 episode revival will follow the friends as they ease into their 50s while navigating an ever-changing New York. No release date has been announced.  

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