Kim Cattrall's absence from Sex And The City reboot explained

Kim Cattrall’s absence from Sex And The City reboot explained by fading friendship between the women

It seems as if art will imitate life in the Sex And The City reboot on HBO Max.

The absence of Kim Cattrall, who had a ‘falling out’ with Sarah Jessica Parker, will be explained away as her character Samantha no longer being friends with Carrie, Charlotte and Miranda.

‘Just as in real life, people come into your life, people leave,’  HBO Max chief content officer Casey Bloys told TVLine Wednesday. ‘Friendships fade, and new friendships start.’

Plot: The absence of Kim Cattrall’s Samantha in the Sex And The City reboot at HBO Max will be explained away as her character no longer being friends with Carrie, Charlotte and Miranda

Parker along with original co-stars Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis are being paid $1 million an episode for 10 30-minute episodes of the new show titled And Just Like That.

They will play their beloved characters as 50-something women navigating life and love in New York City. 

‘It is very much a story about women in their 50s, and they are dealing with things that people deal with in their 50s,’ Bloys explained.

‘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.’

Ill will: Cattrall, who starred in all six seasons of the HBO series as well as two Sex And The City movies, had a falling out with Parker whom she has claimed ‘could have been nicer’ 

Rationale: ‘Just as in real life, people come into your life, people leave,’ HBO Max chief content officer Casey Bloys told TVLine Wednesday. ‘Friendships fade, and new friendships start’

‘They’re trying to tell an honest story about being a woman in her 50s in New York… and the friends that you have when you’re 30, you may not have when you’re 50,’ Boys said

Reunited: Parker along with original co-stars Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis are being paid $1 million an episode for 10 30-minute episodes of the new show titled And Just Like That 

Cattrall, who starred in all six seasons of the HBO series as well as two movies, had a very public falling out with Parker whom she has claimed ‘could have been nicer’.  

Sex And The City author Candace Bushnell has also previously spoken about how she thinks the new show will work out just fine without fan favorite Samantha.

In mid-January, Bushnell told PageSix.com: ‘You know what, I think it’s fine… I also think it will be interesting…. there’s a lot of interesting characters like Miranda. 

‘We are all Mirandas. Miranda is an interesting character — but I don’t know what they’re gonna do.’

Bushnell added: ‘Samantha is always going to be an inspiration to them… So somehow, I imagine she’ll be there in spirit and as an inspiration that gives them a chance of exploring sexuality with different characters.’ 

Opinion: Candace Bushnell, who wrote the book on which TV series Sex And The City was based, told PageSix.com the reboot titled And Just Like That will work ‘fine’ without Cattrall

MIA: Bushnell said: ‘Samantha is always going to be an inspiration to them… So somehow, I imagine she’ll be there in spirit and as an inspiration’

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