If a cat has nine lives, the Sex And The City franchise has ninety. Just when you thought we could stop praying to Kim Cattrall, patron saint of putting a stinky franchise out of its misery, SATC author Candace Bushnell popped out like a whack-a-mole to inform the world she’s coming out with what we need least: a follow-up SATC TV series.
Deadline says just because it doesn’t live on in movies doesn’t mean TV networks can’t milk the SATC cow. The new endeavor, Is There Still Sex In The City?, will focus on love and dating after 50. Candace is writing the pilot, executive producing, AND writing the book the series will be based on. The book will come out in August. Damn, sis, you really know how to get every possible coin out of your drunk dating life.
The book and show will go back and forth between the Upper East Side and some country spot simply known as “The Village,” which sadly doesn’t sound like the West Village. Instead, this whole thing is going to focus on marriage, kids, divorce, and death and how women feel pressured to maintain their youth and have it all, per Candace:
“It didn’t used to be this way. At one time, fifty something meant the beginning of retirement—working less, spending more time on your hobbies, with your friends, who like you were sliding into a more leisurely lifestyle. In short, 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.”
“Casual sex with strangers” must mean a Samantha Jones-esque Memaw will be in the revamped show. I didn’t see “self-absorbed whiners,” so I guess Carrie Bradshaw will be left out. Honestly, as long as they throw in a few gay GILFs who do more than oooh and ahhh over the widowed woman’s purses, I’ll probably watch. The supporting cast from the original SATC need to make a check somehow!