Sorry, Ladies: The ‘Sex and the City’ Reboot Won’t Include Mr. Big

Sorry, Ladies: The ‘Sex and the City’ Reboot Won’t Include Mr. Big HBO

As an avid fan of the original series, I had mixed feelings about the news that a Sex and the City reboot is coming to HBO Max. First of all, I’m kinda sick of sequels/prequels and the like and I feel like we need to let things end on a (vaguely – I’ve seen the second movie) high note instead of dragging them out far past their sell-by dates. Second of all, no Kim Cattrall means no Samantha Jones and I’m supposed to believe that she just “drifted apart” from the other three? Sorry, nah. However, the final nail in the coffin for me comes in the form of news that Chris Noth won’t be reprising his role as Mr. Big.

  1. How can you have Sex and the City without Big? I mean, last we saw, he and Carrie finally tied the knot and he even bought her some multi-million dollar apartment complete with giant walk-in closet. Yes, couples get divorced and those two were doomed way before they ever said “I do,” but even divorced couples still have some kind of contact. How will they explain the fact that he’s nowhere around?
  2. If that wasn’t bad enough, Steve Brady won’t be back either! God, time has not been kind to any of these women, from the sounds of it. According to Page Six, David Eigenberg, who plays Miranda’s guy Steve Brady, will also not be back to the reboot. However, there is apparently discussions going on between the actor and show reps to get him back for at least an appearance. Should we just believe they’ve broken up again as well?
  3. I can’t help but wonder… will this series be a hot mess? So many years have passed since the original series and even the second movie, which means these women (the characters they play as well as the actresses) are a lot older and should be beyond much of the drama that propelled the original show. The fact that anyone thinks this reboot is needed, even fans – as I am myself, like I said – is just a bit odd to me. Haven’t we all moved on? Shouldn’t Carrie, Miranda, and Charlotte have moved on?
  4. I mean, I’ll still watch it, of course. What am I, a monster?
Jennifer has been the managing editor of Bolde since its launch in 2014. Before that, she was the founding editor of HelloGiggles and also worked as an entertainment writer for Bustle and Digital Spy. Her work has been published in Bon Appetit, Decider, Vanity Fair, The New York TImes, and many more.
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