'Sex and the City' Is Getting a Follow-Up Series
Published Mar 27, 2019Racy early 2000s hit show Sex in the City is getting a sequel — sort of.
Paramount Television and Anonymous Content have acquired the rights to Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell's upcoming nonfiction book Is There Still Sex in the City?, and while it won't be a direct sequel, it will be once again set in the New York dating scene.
The latest book is due out this August, and explores the lives of 50-somethings in Manhattan, adjusting to life in a digital age where retirement is no longer the norm.
Bushnell is slated to write a pilot, and will be an executive producer alongside Liza Chasin.
"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," Bushnell said in a statement [via The Hollywood Reporter]. "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."
The original Sex and the City series aired on HBO for six seasons from 1998 to 2006. It also spun-off into two feature films.
Bushnell's other novels The Carrie Diaries and Lipstick Jungle were also turned into TV shows.