Not holding again! Intercourse and the Metropolis writer Candace Bushnell weighed in on the upcoming HBO Max revival, And Simply Like That, and hinted that the streaming giants might not have the purest intentions.
The follow-up to HBO’s unique Intercourse and the Metropolis sequence, which was primarily based on Bushnell’s books, is about to premiere later this 12 months. Whereas followers are eagerly awaiting the return of Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker), Charlotte (Kristin Davis) and Miranda (Cynthia Nixon), the 62-year-old novelist has blended emotions about bringing again the beloved characters.
“HBO’s going to earn money on it. They’re going to use it as a lot as they will,” Bushnell informed The New York Publish in an interview printed on Saturday, October 16. “They rebooted Gossip Woman. In the event that they didn’t reboot Intercourse and the Metropolis, it could be actually unusual.”
The Connecticut native added, “I don’t know something about what the brand new present’s going to be about. … [But] after all I’m going to look at it. I hope it runs for six seasons.”
The One Fifth Avenue author mentioned she’ll “receives a commission a little bit bit of cash” from the extremely anticipated sequence. Greater than 20 years after the unique present debuted, Bushnell is ready to view the difference with a vital eye.
“I don’t take a look at the TV present the way in which different individuals take a look at it,” she informed the outlet. “I don’t parse each little bit. It’s an incredible present, it’s actually humorous. However there are followers who … it’s like, that present actually guides them.”
Bushnell’s books — and subsequently, the unique HBO sequence — have been impressed by her personal work as a New York-based columnist. Nevertheless, the Lipstick Jungle writer has tried to place a long way between herself and the fictional Carrie.
“The truth is, discovering a man is perhaps not your finest financial selection in the long run. Males may be very harmful to ladies in a whole lot of other ways. We by no means speak about this, however that’s one thing that ladies want to consider: You are able to do quite a bit much less … when you need to depend on a person,” Bushnell famous. “The TV present and the message weren’t very feminist on the finish. However that’s TV. That’s leisure. That’s why individuals mustn’t base their lives on a TV present.”
Whereas SATC could be her most widely known work, Bushnell is equally happy with what she’s completed after the present took off. “I don’t take into consideration the present that a lot,” she mentioned. “I’ve written, I don’t know, seven books since then. Each has been about ladies at a special time of their lives, in order that’s what I’m actually concerned about.”
The revival was confirmed in January after years of hypothesis concerning the subsequent chapter within the SATC story. On the time, HBO Max introduced that And Simply Like That will comply with Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte as they navigate their complicated friendships of their 50s. Whereas OG forged member Kim Cattrall received’t be returning, the sequence has enlisted newbies Sara Ramirez and Nicole Ari Parker.
Earlier than the mission was formally within the works, the Divorce alum, 56, admitted that issues must be very totally different as a way to make SATC work within the trendy world.
“You couldn’t make it at present due to the dearth of range on display. I personally suppose it could really feel weird,” she informed The Hollywood Reporter in 2018. “You’d need to acknowledge the town will not be hospitable to those self same concepts. You’d appear like you have been generationally faraway from actuality, however it could be actually attention-grabbing to see 4 numerous ladies experiencing NYC their manner.”
Together with Nixon, 55, Davis, 56, and the Hocus Pocus star, Chris Noth, David Eigenberg and the late Willie Garson are reprising their roles as Mr. Large, Steve Brady and Stanford Blatch, respectively.
And Simply Like That premieres on HBO Max in December.
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