Is there a trailer for the ‘Sex and the City’ reboot?

Yes, HBO released the first trailer for And Just Like That on 12 November. In addition to offering a first glimpse at the reboot’s new cast members, it also confirms that the series will premiere on 9 December in both the US and UK.

What will the plot of the ‘Sex and the City’ reboot be?

HBO Max’s synopsis claims that And Just Like That will “follow Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte as they navigate the journey from the complicated reality of life and friendship in their thirties to the even more complicated reality of life and friendship in their fifties”.

Further details have gradually been revealed via paparazzi shots taken during filming. It seems that Big’s second wife, Natasha (on whom Big famously cheated with Carrie all over Manhattan), will feature in the series in some capacity. Bridget Moynahan – who played the 26-year-old Ralph Lauren executive in the franchise – has been papped on set. If that weren’t evidence enough of possible trouble in paradise for Carrie and Big, then photographs that emerged in October – which capture Bradshaw enjoying a loved-up stroll with a silver fox that is definitely not John James Preston – certainly are.

Who exactly is this interloper tampering with the couple’s happy ending? US actor Jon Tenney, who some may recognise as Simon Craig, the handsome younger doctor who toyed with widow Nora Walker’s emotions in Brothers and Sisters

Who is writing and producing the ‘Sex and the City’ revival?

Emmy-winning director Michael Patrick King, who wrote and directed the original series and films, will return to executive produce alongside Parker, Nixon, and Davis. Happily, King is also collaborating with an all-female writing team on the scripts – with Nixon giving  of the crew on Instagram. “So excited for this amazing writers’ room, hard at work creating our new show!” she wrote, with a level of enthusiasm that Miranda Hobbes would surely not tolerate. “Wish I was a fly on that virtual wall!” Among those pictured: genius essayist and comedian Samantha Irby; Parks and Recreation alumna Rachna Fruchbom; critically acclaimed documentarian and playwright Keli Goff; and original Sex and the City writers Julie Rottenberg and Elisa Zuritsky, who recently collaborated with SJP on Divorce.

Where does the name of the ‘Sex and the City’ reboot come from?

Carrie Bradshaw had a number of sayings that she repeated (ad nauseam) throughout Sex and the City, including “I couldn’t help but wonder…” (Uttered by the New York Star columnist during virtually every one of her late-night writing sessions, usually through a haze of Marlboro Light smoke). “And just like that…” is another Bradshaw catchphrase, which she used in situations ranging from Charlotte’s “white knight” of a date casually assaulting someone at lunch to Samantha cruising a Catholic priest – as one does.

Which cast members are returning for the ‘Sex and the City’ revival?

There’s been a lot of back and forth between the cast of the original HBO series and the team behind the remake, but, with a few notable exceptions, the majority of Carrie Bradshaw’s Chanel-clad coterie will now be returning along with Nixon and Davis. Most recently confirmed? Mario Cantone and Willie Garson as Anthony Marentino and Stanford Blatch, along with David Eigenberg as Miranda’s husband Steve Brady and Evan Handler as Charlotte’s partner Harry Goldenblatt.

Right, and what about Chris Noth? Will Big be in the ‘Sex and the City’ reboot?

Yes. “How could we ever do a new chapter of the Sex and the City story without our Mr Big?” Michael Patrick King said in a statement about the casting news, to which the only possible reply is: “With great ease?” On 2 August, the first pap shots of SJP and Noth together on set landed, with the two appearing to fight with each other outside a car while Carrie, again, wears a bird on her head. When will this woman learn?

Okay, and Aidan? Is John Corbett really coming back for the ‘Sex and the City’ revival, too?

He is indeed. In a move that appears to confirm postmodernist scholars’ belief that time is cyclical rather than linear, John Corbett will reprise for “quite a few” episodes, in spite of the fact that Aidan dated Carrie for less than a year decades ago and is basically an extra from Seven Brides for Seven Brothers who somehow wound up in Manhattan circa the ’90s. I can already hear Carrie’s voiceover: “I couldn’t help but wonder… Should I revive this centuries-old love triangle and leave yet more emotional devastation in my wake in the name of sexual anthropology?”

More importantly, what about Kim Cattrall? Why is Samantha Jones not in the ‘Sex and the City’ reboot?

Devastatingly, it seems that Kim Cattrall has officially declining to return as the fiery PR executive whose voracious libido and pun mania single-handedly made Sex and the City so compelling. HBO executive Casey Bloys even confirmed how Samantha will be written out of the storyline. “Just as in real life, people come into our life, people leave,” he said in an interview with TVLine. “Friendships fade, and new friendships start. So I think it is all very indicative of the real stages, the actual stages of life… They’re trying to tell an honest story about being a woman in her 50s in New York. So it should all feel somewhat organic, and the friends that you have when you’re 30, you may not have when you’re 50.” Although apparently you will still have your old furniture-whittling lovers?

Are there any new characters in the ‘Sex and the City’ reboot?

A number of fresh characters will be introduced in And Just Like That. First up, Grey’s Anatomy’s Sara Ramírez will star as Che, a non-binary stand-up comedian who regularly hosts Carrie on their wildly successful podcast, with Ivan Hernandez appearing as Franklyn, their sound engineer. Also joining Carrie, Miranda, and Charlotte’s circle: Sarita Choudhury as a formidably wealthy real estate broker named Seema Patel; Nicole Ari Parker as Lisa Todd Wexley, a Park Avenue-based mother who makes documentaries; and Karen Pittman as the high-powered lawyer and Columbia professor Dr Nya Wallace. Oh, and in a stroke of genius casting, Emmy-winner Brenda Vaccaro will be introduced as Mr Big’s long-time secretary Gloria Marquette – God love her. In terms of the younger SATC generation, Niall Cunningham is the grown-up Brady Hobbes, with Cathy Ang and Alexa Swinton as Lily and Rose Goldenblatt, respectively. Dear Evan Hansen’s Isaac Powell will also play George, a Fashion Institute of Technology student, while Cree Cicchino will make her debut as Brady Hobbes’s girlfriend Luisa.