Sarah Jessica Parker (55), Cynthia Nixon (54) and Kristin Davis (55) will reprise their Sex and the roles as Carrie Bradshaw, Miranda Hobbes and Charlotte York. But Kim Cattrall (64), who played sex-loving Samantha in six seasons of the TV series and had two big screen outings with the girls, won’t be joining them.
The news didn’t come as much of a surprise to fans of SATC, who have long known that the onscreen besties are – at best – offscreen frenemies, thanks to a feud between that took root in the late ’90s when the show was first cast.
Back then, SJP was a rapidly rising star with several hit movies to her name, including Mars Attacks! The First Wives Club and If Lucy Fell. The series was built around the actress and her character, says Michael Patrick King, the series’ writer and executive producer.