In a recent interview with TV line, HBO Max Boss gave subtle hints about how the network hopes to explain Kim Cattrall's absence in the upcoming revival of the hit comedy series "Sex and The City."
HBO Max series, "Sex and the City," is coming back for a revival, but this time, the show will not feature one of the main characters, Kim Cattrall's Samantha Jones.
This might come off as a bit strange to lovers of the show, but according to HBO Max Chief Content Officer Casey Bloys, the revival is not a redo of the previous seasons.
Bloys explains that as against the previous years when they were all in their 30s, the women are now in their fifties dealing with things typical to their age.
Creators of the show believe that just as in real life, friends are allowed to fall apart after a while. They hope this reality explains to viewers why Jones would be absent from the revival.
They hope to portray a relatable story of fifty-something-year-old women living in New York. Therefore, it would feel natural if they don't have the same friends they did years ago.
HBO Max first announced the return of "Sex and the City" in January. The new show will follow the lives of Carrie Bradshaw, Miranda Hobbs, and Charlotte York, acted by Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis, respectively.
The actress has reportedly made it clear over the years that she would not be returning to the series after starring in six seasons.
Shortly after announcing that the show would return, news broke that Cattrall had chosen not to return and would not be replaced by the network.
Though Cattrall is yet to speak about the revival, the actress has reportedly made it clear over the years that she would not be returning to the series after starring in six seasons.
Kim Cattrall at the 36th Deauville American Film Festival on 10th September, 2010 | Photo: Getty Images
While news of Cattrall's absence was met with mixed reactions from fans, the cast and crew members maintained a positive stance about the franchise.
Candace Bushnell, the author of the book on which the series is based, noted that she was not worried about Cattrall's character being absent from the show.
Bushnell explained that she respects Cattrall's decision and was most interested in seeing how creators of the show would come up with a new plot in the actress's absence.
While Cattrall might no longer be physically present in the show, Bushnell believes her character would always be an inspiration to other characters and crew members.