Three-fourths of the original Sex and the City cast is reprising roles in the reboot series, and just like that … more stars join the party.
According to Page Six, John Corbett will be returning as the hapless furniture designer, Aidan Shaw, the ex-fiancé to Carrie Bradshaw. Despite getting the boot several times throughout the original series and the 2010 movie, Corbett’s character has found his way back yet again.
“I’m going to do the show,” he told Page Six. And apparently, he’ll be in many of the 10 episodes HBO Max is producing. “I think I might be in quite a few.”
Aidan Shaw was one of Carrie’s great loves but, of course, Mr. Big (Chris Noth) always got in the way. Carrie cheated on Aidan with Mr. Big, and the couple could never recover from the infidelity. Shaw still found his way into the movie sequel, having run into Carrie in Abu Dhabi and sharing a romantic meal and kiss- that still wasn’t enough to keep her away from Mr. Big.
Chris Noth won’t be returning for the reboot, however, which might be an opening for the rustic furniture designer to slip in and finally win back his ex-fiancée.
John Corbett is not the only star heading back to the city. Screen Rant reported that David Eigenberg will be reprising his Sex and the City role. His character, Steve Brady, was Miranda’s partner in the series.
Eigenberg confirmed that “they have called me,” a reference to the producers of the reboot show, And Just Like That. Since his role in Sex and the City, David has starred in Chicago Fire, but he is still “very excited to see Miss Cynthia Nixon in her portrayal of Miranda and also their son Brady Brady…I’m really hoping to see that we’re all going to be together.”
The character Eigenberg plays was a fan favorite ever since he was introduced in the Season 2 episode “The Man, The Myth, The Viagra.” The character was a bartender with who Miranda had a one-night stand. As one of the more interesting story arcs of the Sex and the City supporting cast, both Eigenberg and his on-screen love, Miranda, will be a welcomed addition to the reboot story- supposedly focusing on a realistic perspective of New York City during the coronavirus pandemic.
Sadly, the show will have to go on without Samantha Jones played by Kim Cattrall. Sarah Jessica Parker, who is executive producing the project, has no plans to replace Kim.
Instead, Parker revealed that they “have New York City as a great character. There will be lots of interesting new characters that we’re excited about.”
TV Line reported on more Sex and the City reboot details. Sarah Jessica Parker will be joined by original co-stars Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis. Samantha’s absence will be noticed, but HBO Max’s Chief Content Officer Casey Bloys doesn’t see it as a problem for the plot. “They’re not trying to redo Sex and the City,” Bloys said, speaking of the executive producers and writers of And Just Like That.
“They’re not trying to say that these characters are reliving their 30s. It is very much a story about women in their 50s, and they are dealing with things that people deal with in their 50s.”
Bloys said the reality is that friends come and go. So, he continued, it’s not unrealistic that Samantha would be out of the picture. “People come into your life, people leave,” he explained.
“Friendships fade, and new friendships start. So I think it is all very indicative of the real stages, the actual stages of life … They’re trying to tell an honest story about being a woman in her 50s in New York. So it should all feel somewhat organic, and the friends that you have when you’re 30, you may not have when you’re 50.”
The 10-episode revival of Sex and the City will appear on HBO Max and production is expected to start soon.