Unhappy information for New York Metropolis: it’s been bumped right down to “seventh lead character” for And Simply Like That…, the Intercourse and the Metropolis reboot. That’s as a result of whereas Kim Cattrall’s Samantha Jones shouldn’t be returning, the present will successfully change her with three fully new girls.
“Simply as in actual life, individuals come into your life, individuals depart. Friendships fade, and new friendships begin. So I believe it’s all very indicative of the actual levels, the precise levels of life,” HBO Chief Content material Officer Casey Bloys told TV Line about Samantha’s departure from the collection. “So it ought to all really feel considerably natural, and the buddies that you’ve got whenever you’re 30, you could not have whenever you’re 50.”
Samantha’s absence might be addressed within the first episode. Bloys, nonetheless, provides that she won’t be killed off.
As for these three new girls, nicely, there’s not a lot to know but, however Bloys guarantees that they are going to be girls of colour. The present may also add three different characters of colour in distinguished supporting roles.
The announcement of three new girls coming in with the addition of assorted new supporting associates would really feel utterly regular if we have been speaking about, say, a season of Bravo’s Actual Housewives. These girls get shuffled out and in with gorgeous regularity. However tv audiences have a notoriously rocky time dealing with drastic modifications to fictional good friend teams, significantly in comedies.
The unique collection finale of Will & Grace toyed with the concept that the generally necessary, significant friendships in a single’s life don’t final perpetually by imagining a future the place Will and Grace grow to be estranged for many years. Audiences completely hated it, and that complete plot was utterly forgotten when the present was revived in 2017. And whereas The Workplace had some success with shuffling characters out and in of the present’s principal forged, when Steve Carell’s Michael Scott left, so do did many common viewers.
Oh nicely, we suppose there’s a motive the reboot received’t be titled Intercourse and the Metropolis within the first place.
Different particulars about And Simply Like That… are scarce for the time being. Although there’s been news that John Corbett’s Aidan Shaw will return in some method, the fates of different characters from the unique collection stay up within the air. We’re nonetheless ready on official affirmation for whether or not or not Evan Handler’s Harry, David Eigenberg’s Steve, Mario Cantone’s Anthony, or Willie Garson’s Stanford are returning.
Nonetheless, the Samantha substitute information doesn’t simply add some much-needed illustration to the present’s forged; it additionally means we’re about to enter a brand new golden age of “Which Intercourse and the Metropolis character are you?” quizzes.