Nicole Ari Parker and Karen Pittman have joined the cast of the upcoming reboot of the 90s hit sitcom, “Sex and the City.”
In the reboot, Parker (“Empire,” “Soul Food”) portrays Lisa Todd Wexley, a Park Avenue mother of three and documentarian per The Hollywood Reporter.
Pittman (“The Morning Show,” “Luke Cage”) will play Dr. Nya Wallace, a brilliant, challenging Columbia Law professor. Sarita Choudhury (“Homeland,” “Blindspot”) has also been cast and she will play Seema Patel, a single, self-made powerhouse Manhattan real estate broker.
“Everyone at And Just Like That… is thrilled to have these amazing and vibrant actors join the Sex and the City family,” executive producer Michael Patrick King said in a statement. “Each of them will add their unique spark and big heart to these new characters and the stories we are about to tell.”
Original cast members Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis will all be returning. Kim Cattrall won’t return to reprise her role as Samantha Jones.
“They’re not trying to say that these characters are reliving their 30s. It is very much a story about women in their 50s, and they are dealing with things that people deal with in their 50s,” said HBO Max’s chief content officer Casey Bloys.
“In real life, people come into your life, people leave. Friendships fade, and new friendships start. So I think it is all very indicative of the real stages, the actual stages of life … They’re trying to tell an honest story about being a woman in her 50s in New York. So it should all feel somewhat organic, and the friends that you have when you’re 30, you may not have when you’re 50.”
The HBO sitcom ran from 1998-2004. There were reports for years that Cattrall and Jessica Parker couldn’t stand each other.