'Sex and the City' reboot will incorporate COVID-19 in the storyline 

WION Web Team
New DelhiUpdated: Feb 01, 2021, 10:20 AM IST


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Actress Sara Jessica Parker has revealed that the upcoming show 'Sex and the City' will have coronavirus as part of the plot. 

It's been a year since the COVID-19 pandemic gripped the world. The new normal now entails a lot of safety guidelines which everyone has to follow- from film sets to offices to public spaces. So it seems normal to incorporate COVID -19 within the storyline of upcoming films.  Actress Sara Jessica Parker has revealed that the upcoming show 'Sex and the City' will have coronavirus as part of the plot. 

The popular show is set for a revival on OTT platform HBO Max. 

While specific plotlines for each of the characters in the HBO Max revival titled `And Just Like That` have been kept under wraps, Parker confirmed that the limited series will incorporate the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speaking to Vanity Fair Friday, Parker said that she is eagerly awaiting scripts from showrunner Michael Patrick King, who is leading an all-female writers` room."It`s incredibly diverse in a really exciting way," Parker said of the show`s new writers, who will infuse the series with new "life experience, political world views, and social world views."

Parker said writing the ongoing coronavirus pandemic into the plot was a no-brainer, given that the series` setting is New York City. 

"COVID-19 will obviously be part of the storyline because that`s the city (these characters) live in. And how has that changed relationships once friends disappear? I have great faith that the writers are going to examine it all," the actor said.

Parker also said that she is excited to see how the women will tackle mid-life in the upcoming revival of the much-loved series."I think that Cynthia, Kristin, and I are all excited about the time that has passed," said Parker."You know, who are they in this world now? Have they adapted? What part have they played? Where have they fallen short as women, as friends, and how are they finding their way? Did they move with momentum? Are they like some people who are confused, threatened, nervous [by what`s happening in the world]? I`m so curious and excited to see how the writers imagine these women today," she added.

The revival will follow Carrie Bradshaw (Parker), Charlotte York (Kristin Davis), and Miranda Hobbes (Cynthia Nixon) as they navigate love and friendship now in their 50s. 

The upcoming series will consist of 10 half-hour episodes and is set to begin production in New York City in late spring. Kim Cattrall, who played Samantha Jones in the original series, will not be returning. 

Along with Patrick King, the revival will be executive produced by Parker, Nixon, and Davis.No release date for the show has been announced yet. Fans of the show have long sought another instalment of the popular franchise, which originally aired as a TV show on HBO from 1998 to 2004, and scored two spin-off movies.