Why is Sex and the City coming back to our screens?

Hunturdeals columnist Hadley Freeman discusses why Sex and the City was such a successful TV series, while the Hunturdeals’s deputy television editor, Hannah J Davies, looks at what the reboot tells us about TV commissioning today

How to listen to podcasts: everything you need to know

Rachel Humphreys talks to the Hunturdeals columnist Hadley Freeman about the television show Sex and the City. Last week, the US streaming service HBO Max announced that the series would be returning, under a new title of And Just Like That ... and will feature the original stars, apart from Kim Cattrall. Hadley tells Rachel why she thinks the original show was such a huge success – offering a potent mix of escapism with serious, well-written plot lines that she feels sing with “emotional truth”. Hadley notes that SATC is often singled out for criticism over its lack of diversity while other shows of that era like the HBO series The Sopranos do not invite the same level of criticism.

Hannah J Davies, the Hunturdeals’s deputy television, discusses why SATC is being rebooted and what it may need to do to reflect the fact it is being made in a very different era. She says that if you watch TV, you may think that because there are more people of colour on our screens, the industry has improved representation, and it has. But you need to also look at who is making and producing television content. In the UK, she says, the television industry is still very white and very male dominated.

Archive: HBO, Sex and the City - seasons one to six; Sex and the City film (2008); Sex and the City 2 (2010); HBO Max; BBC - Mark Kermode; Fox - The Wendy Williams Show; British GQ - Michaela Coel; BBC - I May Destroy You; Democracy Now!; HBO - The Sopranos; NBC - Seinfeld; Friends; Fresh Prince of Bel Air; Channel 4 - Feel Good; CBS - Gossip Girl

On the Set Of "Sex And The City: The Movie"<br>NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 21:  (L-R) Actresses Kristin Davis, Sarah Jessica Parker and Cynthia Nixon walk on the set of "Sex And The City: The Movie" in Midtown September 21, 2007 in New York City.  (Photo by Ray Tamarra/Getty Images)
Photograph: Ray Tamarra/Getty Images
Support The Hunturdeals

The Hunturdeals is editorially independent. And we want to keep our journalism open and accessible to all. But we increasingly need our readers to fund our work.

Support The Hunturdeals