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‘And Just Like That’ a ‘Sex and the City’ reboot trailer drops

Show set to premiere on December 9 stars all of its original leads except Kim Cattrall; trailer features Willie Garson in his final performance as Stanford Blatch

Cynthia Nixon (L), Sarah Jessica Parker (C) and and Kristin Davis (R) in a trailer for the Sex and the City reboot (Screen grab)
Cynthia Nixon (L), Sarah Jessica Parker (C) and and Kristin Davis (R) in a trailer for the Sex and the City reboot (Screen grab)

The much-anticipated first trailer featuring the characters in a revival of the hit show “Sex and the City” was released on Friday.

The show stars all of its original leads except actress Kim Cattrall — the new series, titled “And Just Like That…” will consist of 10 episodes and feature Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis.

Jewish star Parker plays protagonist and narrator Carrie Bradshaw. Nixon and Davis play her best friends, lawyer Miranda Hobbes and art dealer Charlotte York, respectively.

HBO has not specified why Cattrall, who played sexually liberated publicist Samantha Jones, was not returning, although there have been well-documented tensions between her and the other cast members.

The new trailer also features Willie Garson who played Bradshaw’s friend Stanford Blatch in his last performance. The actor died in September at the age of 57.

According to The Guardian, new cast members Sara Ramirez and Sarita Choudhury are joining the show after years of complaints that it was lacking in diversity.

“The incredible lack of diversity was the Achilles’ heel of the show, the first time around,” Nixon said recently, according to the newspaper.

A tease featuring cityscapes of New York City was previously released in January to announce the show. Friday’s trailer was the first time the characters have been seen in footage.

The original “Sex and the City,” which HBO described as “groundbreaking” in its statement announcing the reboot, was created by Darren Star based on Candace Bushnell’s eponymous 1997 book. It premiered in 1998 and ran for six seasons.

The show was also made into two movies that came out in 2008 and 2010. A prequel series, “The Carrie Diaries,” premiered on the CW in 2013 and ran for two seasons.

And Just Like That will premiere on HBO Max on December 9.

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