The wait is nearly over for Sex and the City fans, with the new spin-off series And Just Like That… set to land on New Zealand screens next month.
The highly anticipated show – billed as a new chapter of Sex and the City – will air at 1pm each Friday from December 10 on Neon and SkyGo, beginning with a triple-episode premiere. It will also air on Mondays from December 20, at 9.30pm on SoHo.
And Just Like That sees the return of Carrie Bradshaw, and Miranda Hobbes and Charlotte York Goldenblatt, with the trio of New York besties – now in their 50s – exploring the complicated reality of life and friendship.
Recent photos of Sarah Jessica Parker on the set of And Just Like That… show the 56-year-old actress comfortable in her own skin, 15 years on from when the last episode of Sex in the City aired after six seasons in 2004.
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In an Instagram post last week, model and actress Paulina Porizkova, praised Parker for proudly showing off her grey roots and embracing her age publicly.
“I’ve been seeing photos of Sarah Jessica Parker in the media, and every time I think ‘oh thank you thank you!’” the 56-year-old wrote in a caption accompanying a selfie alongside a paparazzi photo of Parker.
“Someone who is my age who looks like me. I see my lines and droops and silver roots mirrored, and I love it.
“She makes me feel like I’m not a freak for aging – because fashionable, beautiful, stylish her – is doing it too.”
When And Just Like That… was announced in January, it was confirmed Parker, and co-stars Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis would be reprising their characters, but dedicated viewers are still coming to terms with the fact the new series will continue without Kim Cattrall, who played the fourth member of their quartet, fan-favourite Samantha Jones.
However, the new 10-episode series is set to include Carrie’s former husband Mr Big, played by Chris Noth, with leaked script details suggesting the famously off-and-on couple have divorced since the original show finished.
Noth was coy for months about whether he would revisit his character, before his return in And Just Like That… was eventually confirmed in May.
Fans will be eager to tune in to find out whether Carrie will get her romantic happy ending after all, after Noth recently gave fans a glimpse of his close relationship with his co-star and friend.
The actor last week shared a cute behind-the-scenes photo of him together with Parker on Instagram, with the caption reading: “Late night finish in the park- love every minute we get to be together.”
The late Willie Garson will also reappear in the new series as Stanford Blatch, after filming scenes for the reboot before he passed away in September, following a battle with pancreatic cancer.
And Just Like That… will air at 1pm each Friday from December 10 on Neon and SkyGo, and on Mondays from December 20, at 9.30pm on SoHo