The SATC author revealed that the brand new collection was at all times meant to function simply the trio of Carrie Bradshaw, Miranda Hobbs and Charlotte York, performed by Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis, respectively.
“It by no means was on the radar as 4 as a result of Kim Cattrall, for no matter cause, didn’t want to play Samantha anymore whereas we have been doing the [third] film,” King advised the journal.
Whereas a script was created for a 3rd movie, Cattrall, 65, determined she did not want to be part of it. “I can’t. My coronary heart isn’t in it anymore,” the How I Met Your Father actress replied to an Instagram person in 2017 who requested her to “discover a approach” to make the follow-up to 2010’s Intercourse and the Metropolis 2. “I’ve moved on. 61 isn’t 53 or 41.”
The film was finally scrapped, and King understood that it was unlikely that any SATC-related project would ever function Cattrall, who had been vocal about being executed with the franchise for years previous to turning down the movie. In 2018, she even referred to as out her costar Parker, 56, for being “cruel.”
“I by no means thought, ‘Oh, there’s a gap I've to fill,’” he mentioned about Cattrall not being on board. “Samantha doesn’t not exist of their lives. [And Simply Like That] was born of those three characters: What’s their life, and who can I usher in to tell it?”
The unique collection, which aired on HBO from 1998 to 2004, checked out how 4 girls navigated friendship and relationships of their 30s and 40s. Now in their 50s, Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte are nonetheless attempting to determine how to be good partners and pals — with assist from some new faces together with documentarian and mom of three Lisa Todd Wexley (Nicole Ari Parker) and podcast host Che Diaz (Grey’s Anatomy’s Sara Ramirez).
For anybody who assumes that is simply one other reboot of a traditional collection, King guarantees that And Just Like That will offer something new for followers of the outdated present.
“Hear, I wouldn’t do that once more if I wasn’t excited in regards to the thought,” the 2 Broke Girls cocreator advised THR on Wednesday. “And although individuals assume this can be a franchise that they’re acquainted with, there’s one thing new on this model. This isn’t what was; it’s what’s subsequent.”
The primary two episodes of And Simply Like That begin streaming on HBO Max Thursday, December 9, with the following eight being launched every subsequent Thursday.