Are you ready? ‘Cause I’m not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing…
Sex and the City is reportedly returning as a TV series.
“Hollywood bosses are said to have met this week to discuss the return.” (Digital Spy)
Apparently Sarah Jessica Parker is “reluctant” to make another film after Sex and the City 2 did so poorly. Instead of taking that as a hint to let the franchise go, they continue to ponder ways to jeopardize the legacy by floating around rumors about a prequel (Elizabeth Olsen = Carrie, Blake Lively = Samantha, Selena Gomez = Charlotte, Emma Roberts = Miranda …seriously).
This latest news of a show isn’t to say that a prequel won’t happen, “but they want to make the TV series before doing another film,” an insider told Digital Spy.
Sarah Jessica Parker would reportedly produce, but it’s show creator Darren Star who has the final say about whether or not a TV series revival will happen.
I wasn’t thrilled about the idea of a prequel (I really don’t see how they could make it work), but I’m really not sure a new TV show is the right answer.
A few questions:
Will the new TV series start off right from where the second movie ended?
What sort of stories would the women be engaging in?
Would the devoted Sex and the City audience return in the same numbers as the first time around?
When Sex and the City premiered on HBO (way back in 1998), it was unique. There was no other show that featured such bold and brash women talking openly about their sexuality. We got a glimpse of the fashionable lives of successful New York women.
Now, that’s not so uncommon. Now, it’s practically too common.
Also, TV programming has changed drastically in the years since the show went off air. We’ve been Hills-ed and Glee-ed up the wazoo. Can the antics of Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda, and Samantha compete against the onslaught of Gossip Girls and True Bloods?
If Sex and the City returns to TV, will you watch out of excitement or morbid curiosity?
Do you want the show to return or would you rather stick with the tried & true re-runs?
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