'Sex And The City' HBO Max Revival: Fans warn network against killing Cattrall's Samantha, say 'she was the best'

Titled 'And Just Like That…' it will star Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis. But Kim Cattrall, who played Samantha Jones, is officially not returning to the series

                            'Sex And The City' HBO Max Revival: Fans warn network against killing Cattrall's Samantha, say 'she was the best'
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'Sex And The City' is officially getting revived at HBO Max. The romantic dramedy was a hit among audiences across the globe with viewers living the time of their lives through main characters Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda. But all good news doesn't come without bad. The revival of the show will not include Samantha.

This is the latest in a line of reboots and revivals for HBO Max, including 'Gossip Girl' and 'True Blood'. The new 'SATC' 10-episodic series is going to be titled 'And Just Like That…' and will star Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis following their characters as they navigate their friendship in their 50s. But Kim Cattrall, who played Samantha Jones in the original series, is officially not returning to the series. 

It had long been a topic of discussion over coffee tables, old friends meeting over brunches and cocktails — when will 'Sex And The City' return? There were reports on and off that the show, which had inspired two feature films, would be returning to television sooner or later, but only speculations on what could come next.

And so, it wasn't long before many fans of the franchise had predicted that Cattrall wouldn't return owing to the very public feud she had with Sarah Jessica Parker who allegedly treated the actress terribly on set. While she couldn't care more to return to the show, in October 2017, Cattrall was vocal about seeing her part being recast in a bid to improve the original comedy's inclusivity.

"It's a great part,” she said at the time. "I played it past the finish line and then some, and I loved it. And another actress should play it. Maybe they could make it an African-American Samantha Jones, or a Hispanic Samantha Jones."

Since fans of the franchise have discovered this official news, they are hardly happy with many of them saying she is "the sex" in 'Sex And The City'. "Sex and the city without Samantha is just 'the city' #SexAndTheCity," one tweeted. "I just don’t think I can watch a reboot if Samantha isn’t part of it #SexandtheCity," another added.




Now the more important question that arises is what are the makers going to do with Samantha? "Since Kim Cattrall will not be returning as Samantha they better not kill off her character. My ideal explanation for why she's not around in the reboot is she got back with Smith and they are off traveling the world. #SexandtheCity #AndJustLikeThat," a viewer speculated on social media.

Others are calling the channel to talk about the departure and not just leave it as the elephant in the room. "I am very excited about the #SexandTheCity revival, but let's make something VERY CLEAR @HBO .....ADDRESS SAMANTHA'S DEPARTURE, do not ignore it!"




In fact, many would rather pass on the new installment than watch without Cattrall's Samantha. "#SexAndTheCity back with no Samantha? PASSSS! Rather see new #Friends eps with the characters as they are now!" one said. "#SexAndTheCity without Samantha is like strawberries without the cream. She was the best character by far. Such a shame #SarahJessicaParker was such a b***h to #KimCattrall. If she hadn't have been, then maybe Kim would have considered returning. I won't be watching," another added.




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