'Sex and the City' Casts Sara Ramirez as First Non-Binary Character | 22 Words

Sex and the City is officially making that much-anticipated comeback - and today, some very exciting and progressive news has dropped...

Now, Sex and the City is a true classic.

And one that we're simply not ready to let go of.

Fans have been longing for another installment of the popular franchise...

Which originally aired from 1998 to 2004 on HBO, before having 2 spin-off movies.

And this year, fans got the news they'd been waiting for ...

Back in January, Cynthia Nixon, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kristin Davis all shared a sneak peek for And Just Like That, which will be the next installment of the series.

Parker was the first to share the exciting update.

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"I couldn't help but wonder... where are they now? X, SJ @HBOMax@JustLikeThatMax#AndJustLikeThat #SATCNextChapter."

In the video, Parker can be heard typing on her computer: "And just like that..." appears on the screen, followed by "the story continues..."

Nixon and Davis both shared the trailer to their Instagram accounts too.

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"You, me, New York... anything is possible," Nixon posted, while Davis wrote, "Anything is possible... Meet you there!"

The official press release read...

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"HBO Max has given a series order to AND JUST LIKE THAT... a new chapter of the groundbreaking HBO series, Sex and the City, from executive producer Michael Patrick King and starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis."

It continued...

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"The new Max Original series is based on the book, Sex and the City, by Candice Bushnell and the original TV series created by Darren Star. The series will follow Carrie, Miranda, and Charlotte as they navigate the journey from the complicated reality of life and friendship in their 30s to the even more complicated reality of life and friendship in their 50s. The ten-episode, half-hour series is scheduled to begin production in New York late spring."

Parker, Davis, and Nixon will also be executive producers on the show.

While also reprising their original roles as Carrie Bradshaw, Charlotte York Goldenblatt, and Miranda Hobbes.

In a statement, Sarah Aubrey, the head of original content at HBO Max, said she was excited for fans to see how the characters have developed since the original.

"I grew up with these characters, and I can’t wait to see how their story has evolved in this new chapter, with the honesty, poignancy, humor, and the beloved city that has always defined them," Aubrey said.

But now, there's been some even more exciting news.

Actor Sara Ramirez is set to play the first ever non-binary character in the franchise.

They're set to play a character described as "a nonbinary, queer stand-up comedian who hosts a podcast on which Carrie Bradshaw is regularly featured."

They're "a big presence with a big heart whose outrageous sense of humor and progressive, human overview of gender roles has made them and their podcast very popular," per a press release.

"Everyone at And Just Like That… is beyond thrilled that a dynamically talented actor such as Sara Ramírez has joined the Sex and the City family."

"Sara is a one-of-a-kind talent, equally at home with comedy and drama – and we feel excited and inspired to create this new character for the show."

This news comes after Sarah Jessica Parker and Michael Patrick King made clear their desire for a more inclusive cast.

There are also set to be more Black characters in the reboot, as per TVLine.

This is in the aim to make the show more "reflective of New York."

As they "'didn't want to tell a story with all-white writers or an all-white cast."

We're feeling pretty excited about this news!

Will you be tuning in?

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