The new series, reportedly in development with Paramount TV, is based on Bushnell’s new book, Is There Still Sex in the City? According to the book’s blurb on Amazon (it’s not published until 6 August) the story revolves around “short, sharp, satirical commentaries on the love and dating habits of middle aged men and women as they continue to navigate the ever-modernizing world of relationships.”
So, this one is going to be a lot more ‘modern day’ than we’re used to. After all, Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda never had to battle their way through the online dating minefield because apps like Tinder never existed then.
What’s that? Sex and the City is returning to our screens? Yes, but… with a twist.
Our favourite HBO series came to a halt after two films but there is news that it’s set to live on in a different kind of sequel, based on a new book from Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell.
It also seems like we’re in store for our protagonists to be older than SATC. The book blurbs says, “Bushnell documents 21st century dating phenomenon, such as the “Unintended Cub Situation” in which a sensible older woman suddenly becomes the love interest of a much younger man, the “Mona Lisa” Treatment – a vaginal restorative surgery often recommended to middle aged women, and what it’s really like to go on Tinder dates as a fifty something divorcee.”
The author told The Hollywood Reporter that the age was a huge focal point in her new book. “[Retirement-age] folks weren’t meant to do much of anything but get older and a bit heavier…they weren’t expected to exercise, start new business ventures, move to a different state, have casual sex with strangers, and start all over again. But this is exactly what the lives of a lot of fifty- and sixty-something women look like today, and I’m thrilled to be reflecting the rich, complexity of their reality on the page and now on the screen.”
Put that pre-order in pronto…