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Sex and the City to add three new characters to diversify cast

·2-min read
Photo credit: New Line Cinema
Photo credit: New Line Cinema

Sex and the City: And Just Like That could be set to introduce three supporting characters of colour.

This news arrives as TVLine reports that returning showrunner Michael Patrick King and his team are looking to diversify the revival series' cast.

In other words, gear up for an expanded social circle for Carrie Bradshaw, Miranda Hobbes and Charlotte York Goldenblatt.

Photo credit: Getty Images - Paramount
Photo credit: Getty Images - Paramount

Related: Sex and the City revival series is bringing back a familiar character

HBO Max chief content officer Casey Bloys previously suggested Carrie actress Sarah Jessica Parker and King "didn't want to tell a story with all-white writers or an all-white cast" because "it's not reflective of New York. So they are being very, very conscious about understanding that New York has to reflect the way New York looks today."

The original series garnered some blowback regarding its lack of diversity, so the move to bring in fresh faces isn't too surprising.

Photo credit: HBO
Photo credit: HBO

Related: Sex and the City's "Mr Big" Chris Noth responds to rumours about reboot return

Meanwhile, Kim Cattrall's central character Samantha Jones will be absent from And Just Like That, with Bloys explaining: "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.

"[Parker and King] are 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."

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