Steve Brady, Anthony Marentino, Harry Goldenblatt, and Stanford Blatch are coming back
As someone who’s re-binging the entire Sex and the City series from top to bottom for the umpteenth time, the upcoming SATC revival, And Just Like That…, couldn’t get here sooner. Every time a SATC update is released, us diehard fans of the hit HBO series get that much more excited — and the most recent news about the series slated to premiere early next year might just be the most exciting one yet. Four more actors are confirmed to reprise their SATC roles: those who play Steve Brady, Anthony Marentino, Harry Goldenblatt, and Stanford Blatch.
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— Mario Cantone (@macantone) June 9, 2021
“Everyone at And Just Like That… is thrilled to be able to continue the storylines of these beloved Sex and the City characters with the actors who made them so lovable,” Executive Producer Michael Patrick King said in a statement, per Deadline.
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Joining Sarah Jessica Parker (Carrie Bradshaw), Cynthia Nixon (Miranda Hobbes) and Kristin Davis (Charlotte York), along with and Chris Noth (John James “Mr. Big” Preston), in And Just Like That… are Mario Cantone (Anthony), David Eigenberg (Steve), Willie Garson (Stanford) and Evan Handler (Harry). The four newly added cast members will help tell the story of Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte as they continue to navigate love and friendship in their 50s.
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— Evan Handler (@EvanHandler) June 9, 2021
“I think that Cynthia, Kristin, and I are all excited about the time that has passed,” Parker told Vanity Fair. “You know, who are they in this world now? Have they adapted? What part have they played? Where have they fallen short as women, as friends, and how are they finding their way? Did they move with momentum? Are they like some people who are confused, threatened, nervous [by what’s happening in the world]? I’m so curious and excited to see how the writers imagine these women today.”
Grey’s Anatomy‘s Sara Ramírez will also join the And Just Like That… cast. Announced last month, Ramírez will play the character of Che Diaz, a non-binary, queer standup comedian who hosts a popular podcast that Carrie appears on.
The new series was announced in January via teaser trailer posted by Parker, Nixon and Davis. The short video shows clips of NYC cut with scenes of a computer screen with the words “And just like that” typed out.
“I couldn’t help but wonder, where are they now?” Parker captioned the teaser.
According to Deadline, the 10-episode, half-hour series is schedule to begin production this summer in New York.
Of course, the filming will move forward without the fourth OG character, Samantha Jones, played by Kim Cattrall.
“We’re not looking to create a fourth character. We have New York City as the fourth character,” SJP told TMZ. “There will be lots of interesting, new characters we are super excited about.”
Parker also told Vanity Fair that the show’s storyline will also “obviously” include the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Because that’s the city [these characters] live in,” she said. “And how has that changed relationships once friends disappear? I have great faith that the writers are going to examine it all.”
Parker added that they’re equally as excited about the team of writers they put together.
“It’s incredibly diverse in a really exciting way,” Parker said, adding that the writers will pepper the series with fresh “life experience, political world views, and social world views.”