The divisive Sex and The City reboot has already managed to upset fans after Sarah Jessica Parker confirmed the HBO Max series will address coronavirus.
The Sex and The City cast confirmed Carrie Bradshaw (Parker), Miranda Hobbs (Cynthia Nixon) and Charlotte York Goldenblatt (Kristin Davis) will be back on screens but without Samantha Jones (Kim Cattrall) 11 years after the girls almost killed the franchise entirely with the disastrous movie, Sex and the City 2.
While fans were furious that the reboot, titled And Just Like That, could even take place without Samantha – aka, the sex in Sex and The City – they now have another reason to be upset: Covid-19.
As television has been a saving grace for millions in lockdown, the blissful escape from the horrors of living in a global pandemic, confirmation that the deadly virus will feature in the series hasn’t gone down well.
‘No one wants to watch COVID in tv especially when it hasn’t ended,’ fumed one critic. ‘We wanna get Girfriend continued from that cliffhanger f**k Sex and The City!!!’
Another agreed: ‘Two things wrong with this. 1. Sex and the City isn’t the same without Samantha and 2. NO ONE WANTS COVID IN ENTERTAINMENT. We want to escape, not be forced to confront it at every turn.’
Someone else branded the move ‘f**king insensitive to force us to include the global pandemic which has pretty much ruined all our lives in media that should be an escape right now’.
However, on the other side of the coin, when New York was so badly affected by the coronavirus pandemic, perhaps it would be the elephant in the room if the destruction and devastation caused wasn’t referenced at all.
‘NYC has had 40k+ deaths from Covid,’ hit back one fan. ‘Bodies were stacked in Uhaul trucks outside of hospitals. It was a pretty big deal. Why wouldn’t they include it in the show?’
‘Guys, covid 19 is such a big part of history and of our lives it only makes sense to have that be in TV shows and Movies too,’ tweeted a supporter. ‘It would be weirder if they just ignored it.’
Speaking to Vanity Fair about the pandemic, Sarah said: ‘[It will] obviously be part of the storyline, because that’s the city [these characters] live in, and how has that changed relationships once friends disappear?’
She added: ‘I have great faith that the writers are going to examine it all.’
As it stands, there is no word on how Samantha’s absence will be addressed in And Just Like That, but Kim Cattrall hinted she ‘put herself first’ rather than joining her castmates.
Despite several very public fall-outs, Parker stressed there was no feud with her former co-star and that their famous clashes had nothing to do with Cattrall not reprising her role.
And Just Like That will air on HBO Max in the US.
Credit: Original article published here.