According to a new report from the not-always-reliable British publication The Daily Mail, plans are supposedly in the works to bring the hugely successful HBO series Sex and the City back to television. According to the unsubstantiated report, Sarah Jessica Parker and co-stars Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis and Kim Cattrall are all on board with the return of the TV series … all that is needed, the report claims, is for series creator Darren Star to get on board as well. Now, I do not personally believe this report just yet … but if, strangely enough, this turns out to be true … I will be ECSTATICALLY happy.
The stars of Sex and the City are reportedly keen to put the lukewarm reaction of last year’s movie sequel behind them by making another series of the hit TV show. Sarah Jessica Parker and her co-stars are said to be happy to ditch further Hollywood outings and return to the small screen, following the critical backlash and mediocre box office success of Sex and the City 2, reports Britain’s Mail on Sunday. An insider tells the paper, “Ultimately Darren Star – the man who created the hit series – will have the overall say, but everyone is agreed a TV show is the direction they want to take the franchise in. Sarah Jessica Parker will be producing. She was worried about doing another film after the bad reaction to the Sex and the City 2 movie, but a TV show is definitely something she wants to happen.” The girls’ return to TV would mean the much discussed big screen Sex and the City prequel will be put on hold. The film, which charts the early lives of Carrie, Charlotte, Samantha and Miranda, has been heavily speculated recently, with actresses Blake Lively, Selena Gomez and Emma Roberts all linked to the movie. The insider adds, “They want to make the TV series before doing another film.”
As unlikely and too-good-to-be-true as this news is, I can’t help but get a wee bit excited by the prospect that SaTC might be back on TV again. While I really didn’t enjoy the second Sex and the City movie all that much, I didn’t loathe it … and I would still be up for a third movie. I find it very unlikely that the plan is seriously to do a TV show again AND THEN make more movies. BUT … we shall see. If this story keeps going around, I’m sure we’ll hear something official soon enough. What do y’all think? Would YOU be interested in watching Sex and the City again on TV?