As soon as HBO Max’s Sex and the City revival was announced, fans all had the same question: what about Samantha? With Kim Cattrall confirming that she wouldn’t be reprising her iconic role, conversation immediately shifted to how writers were going to explain Samantha’s absence — especially considering the other three ladies are returning.
Well, the answer’s a lot less dramatic than most are expecting. No, Samantha Jones hasn’t been killed off. HBO Max chief content officer Casey Bloys told TVLine that it’s merely a case of friends drifting apart.
The new Sex and the City is very much a story about women in their 50s, and they are dealing with things that people deal with in their 50s. Just as in real life, people come into your life, people leave. Friendships fade, and new friendships start. So I think it is all very indicative of the real stages, the actual stages of life.
The friends that you have when you’re 30, you may not have when you’re 50. Makes sense! That doesn’t mean the decision to not include Samantha, one of the best parts of SATC, in the revival comes without controversy with Sarah Jessica Parker.
Source: Hollywood Life