“As I sat in my apartment thinking about the new Sex and the City revival, I thought to myself… can a revival, revive all?”
Well, it won’t revive Samantha, that’s for sure.
But what we do know is that Grey’s Anatomy alum Sara Ramírez is set to bring some color and non-binary realness to the HBO Max revival titled And Just Like That… from Executive Producer Michael Patrick King and starring original cast members Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis.
Ramírez joins as a series regular as “Che Diaz” (they / them), a non-binary, queer, stand-up comedian that hosts a podcast on which Carrie is regularly featured. Che is a big presence with a big heart whose outrageous sense of humor and progressive, human overview of gender roles has made them and their podcast very popular.
The revival is a described as a new chapter of Sex and the City and follows the three women from the original as they navigate the journey from the complicated reality of life and friendship in their 30s to the even more complicated reality of life and friendship in their 50s. The ten-episode, half-hour series is scheduled to begin production in New York this summer.
“Everyone at And Just Like That… is beyond thrilled that a dynamically talented actor such as Sara Ramírez has joined the Sex and the City family,” said King “Sara is a one-of-a-kind talent, equally at home with comedy and drama – and we feel excited and inspired to create this new character for the show.”
Executive producers are King, Parker, Davis, Nixon, Julie Rottenberg, Elisa Zuritsky and John Melfi. Writers include King, Samantha Irby, Rachna Fruchbom, Keli Goff, Julie Rottenberg and Elisa Zuritsky. The HBO series Sex and the City was created by Darren Star and based on the book “Sex and the City” by Candace Bushnell. The original series was released in 1998. Yes, you’re that old.
Fun fact: Tony winner Ramírez made history playing the longest-running LGBTQ+ character on TV, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Callie Torres on Grey’s Anatomy.