Written by By Saraya Pryor, CNN
As the fifth season of HBO’s “Sex and the City” finale looms, the series is set to premiere a whole new spin-off in June. But that doesn’t mean the show, set in New York City and featuring the lives of several female friends, has any plans to move from the Big Apple.
“It’s like Sex and the City . You just get to keep going with it,” writer and producer Michael Patrick King told CNN. “The characters are real and they actually live in New York and are not better or worse or older or younger than they were three years ago.”
Each year, hundreds of “Sex and the City” fans descend on San Diego for the annual convention of comic book fans known as Comic-Con. Women dressed in their favorite outfits will be able to see their beloved fictional city pop up in a “Sex and the City” inspired exhibit, which will include artifacts from the original sets.
But the series is only getting more fanfare outside of its annual premiere. The original cast, including Sarah Jessica Parker (Carrie), Cynthia Nixon (Miranda), Kristin Davis (Charlotte) and Kim Cattrall (Samantha), reunited at the end of last year for an 11-minute film.
The new series “Sex and the City: The Movie,” will premiere on June 9, but a trailer was released a month early, with the cast as giddy as ever.
“Sex and the City: The Movie”
The “Sex and the City” set from “Sex and the City: The Movie”
“I felt in my heart that the show and the film were such a tremendous artistic statement that it wasn’t going to matter if we didn’t get the chance to make another movie,” Cattrall said. “I just felt I had to call each one of them and say, ‘It’s done. We’re so sorry we couldn’t make the story you deserve.’”
While the show originally aired from 1998 to 2004, the actresses have kept busy since. Parker and Cattrall starred in 2010’s “Sex and the City 2,” but after just 11 days, the movie failed to break the record set by the original “Sex and the City” film in 2008.
While casting has not yet been announced for the new series, the cast did suggest a few potential cast members. “I love Kristen Davis’ incredible ability to play a character who’s so complex and multidimensional and vice versa — someone who’s so complex but also someone who needs a hug,” Cattrall said.
“You know something, I think a Cattrall/Parker romance would make everyone swoon,” Parker added.