Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis are going to win over $ 1 million per episode on the new season of “Sex and the City” for HBO Max, Variety reported.
“And Just Like That …” is the title of this new television adventure of “Sex and the City” whose main novelty compared to the original series will be the absence of Kim Cattrall, who played “Samantha Jones” on the show. Although HBO Max did not give a concrete explanation about it, it is very possible that Cattrall’s non-participation is due to the public confrontation he has had with Parker for years.
The 10-part, half-hour limited series will begin shooting in New York City in late spring. Michael Patrick King will serve as executive producer along with Parker, Nixon and Davis.
Parker has already confirmed on the networks that the character of Cattrall will not be on the program.
The digital platform detailed in a statement that “And Just Like That …” will explore “the even more complicated reality of life and friendship in its 50 years” of Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker), Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) and Charlotte (Kristin Davis).
Given the high-profile nature of the project, the three-star salary is no surprise.. Earning that figure per episode has become commonplace for many movie stars who have made it to the small screen. Celebrities like Nicole Kidman, Jeff Bridges, Patrick Stewart, Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington They are among the artists who recently obtained those salaries for their roles in major productions on platforms such as Amazon Prime, Netflix or Hulu.
The original series was created by Darren Star based on a book by Candace Bushnell and was broadcast for the first time in 1998. It lasted six seasons until 2004. This television production triumphed among audiences and critics, won three Golden Globes and a Emmy for Best Musical or Comedy Series, and made Sarah Jessica Parker a world star. The story ended on the big screen with two movies (both currently airing on Netflix) featuring the four original leads: “Sex and the City” (2008), it earned more than $ 418 million worldwide on a budget. of USD 65 million, and “Sex and the City 2” (2010), which took more than USD 290 million worldwide with a budget of USD 100 million. The influence of the series is still felt in popular culture and Hollywood writers’ rooms to this day.
It also had a short prequel on television titled “The Carrie Diaries” (2013-2014).
Kim Cattrall has not said – or written – a word, which confirms that he will not be present in this new installment. His absence is nothing new since the actress had already stated in the past that she was not interested in retaking that role. In addition, he had a Hard public confrontation with Sarah Jessica Parker.
The bad relationship between them even reached social networks, when in 2018 Parker publicly gave Cattrall his condolences on the death of his brother and the actress responded: “I do not need your love or your support in this tragic moment. My mom asked me today ‘When will @sarahjessicaparker leave you alone, that hypocrite?’ Your continued contact is a painful reminder of how cruel you really were before and now. “
“You are not my family,” Cattrall wrote in that same publication. “You’re not my friend. So I’m writing to tell you one last time to stop exploiting our tragedy to restore your ‘good girl’ character. “
Own Sarah Jessica Parker made it clear that she has not banned her former co-star for their bad relationship.
“No, I don’t like him. I’ve never said something like that and I never would. Samantha is not part of this story, but she will always be part of ours. It doesn’t matter where we are or what we do ”, The actress responded to one of her followers.