Variety: Lead Stars of 'Sex and the City' Revival to Reportedly Earn More Than $1M per Episode
The lead actresses in the "Sex and the City" revival, set to begin production in New York this Spring, will take home over $1 million per episode each. One actress is noticeably missing from the reboot.
Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis announced on January 10 through social media, the return of the HBO Max series, "Sex and The City." It has now been revealed that each of the ladies will pocket over $1 million per episode!
With 10 new limited episodes announced to stream on the HBO Max service on a yet to be determined date, you can do the math on how substantial Parker, Nixon, and Davis' total earnings will be, at over $1 million for each half-hour installment.
The ladies join the ranks of Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, and Keri Washington with these kinds of series earnings. The 6 stars of "Friends" were the first to reach the $1 million per episode mark on the final two seasons of the NBC sitcom.
Parker dropped the teaser of the show on her Instagram. It depicts shots of the Empire State Building and the Brooklyn Bridge with cab horns wailing in the background, as the title of the reboot "And Just Like That..." is typed on a laptop screen. She captioned it:
"I couldn’t help but wonder... where are they now?"
In addition to their seven-figure check, the three stars will also receive executive producer credits, alongside Michael Patrick King, who directed several episodes of the original series, including writing and directing the two spin-off movies.
Fans will get to follow Carrie (Parker, 55), Miranda (Nixon, 54), and Charlotte (Davis, 55) steering their lives through relationships and friendships just like they used to in their 30s, only this time, the ladies are in their 50s.
"True Blood" and "Gossip Girl" are also scheduled for comebacks.
Fans couldn't help but comment on Parker's post, the noticeable absence of Kim Cattrall, who played Samantha in the first 6 seasons of the show. Cattrall announced in 2019 that she wouldn't return to film another movie installment of the franchise.
"I don’t want to be in a situation for even an hour where I’m not enjoying myself."
"Sex And The City" is the creation of Darren Star, based on Candace Bushnell's book. It aired between 1998 and 2004, with a total of 94 episodes.
Aside from the two films, which grossed $419 million and $291 million respectively, the show also had a prequel series depicting a younger version of Parker's character, titled "The Carrie Diaries" which lasted two seasons on The CW.
Among the millions of delighted fans is Head of Original Content at HBO Max, Sarah Aubrey, who reminisced about growing up with the show, adding she was excited to see how the new story will evolve.
"And Just Like That.." will be one of several reboots by the streaming service, with "True Blood" and "Gossip Girl" also scheduled for comebacks.