For anyone out there hoping to see in some shape or form a Sex in the City movie, even without Kim Cattrall on board, it does seem as though that ship has officially sailed off into the distance.
Today, series star Cynthia Nixon officially revealed that she is running for Governor of New York, something that has been absolutely in the works for a long time to the point where nobody can be altogether surprised by it. This is a move that she is making at a time in which many non-politicians are entering the political realm; we don’t want to go too far down the rabbit hole here of political discourse, so let’s just emphasize what this means for anyone hoping to see the great HBO series in some shape or form: It’s over and done. It’s virtually impossible for Nixon to act while running for office, and if Cattrall doesn’t want to do more that means you’re missing half of the core cast.
At the end of the day, some things are just suited for a very particular period in history and it absolutely seems as though Sex in the City is one of them. It was a huge part of the pop-culture conversation in its era and we really hope that we don’t end up seeing it back now in some other form. We’ve already had one reboot-of-sorts in The Carrie Diaries, and while it had its moments it was hardly ever canon to the original series. We’d rather just see the entire franchise fade away so that there can be another great series of its kind rise to prominence. There is a massive hole in the market right now for a female-focused premium cable comedy that actually discusses issues of the day — while there may be some out there, they don’t have anywhere near the sort of audience that Sex in the City had during its heyday. This is a chance for us to see that explored and we’re very much looking forward to whatever a network and a writer come up with.
Now, we can say goodbye to Carrie, Miranda, Samantha, and Charlotte — we probably should have done so years ago, but the talk about future reunions and the like built up false hope for a little while.
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