A 'Sex and the City' follow-up series is coming to TV soon

A 'Sex and the City' follow-up series is coming to TV soon

Iconic 90s TV show Sex and the City is set to return to our screens after a decade and a half absence.

The announcement was made by The Hollywood Reporter, where it was revealed that the television rights to Is There Still Sex in the City? have been obtained by Paramount Television and Anonymous Content.

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This is the followup book by Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell, which is set to be released this August. It explores that largely unwritten about topics of sex, dating, and friendships in women over 50.

It is believed that the new TV series will be released soon after the book.

However, while the characters from the original series might have permanently secured themselves a place in our hearts, the odds of the likes of Carrie and Samantha returning for the follow-up are highly unlikely.

The Sex in the City girls holding drinks. Credit: HBO

Bushnell has reflected on how different life is for modern women over 50 compared to their predecessors:

"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," she said in a statement.

"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 Sex in the City girls laughing. Credit: HBO

President of Paramount TV, Nicole Clemens, said: "The original Sex and the City book and series served as a groundbreaking touchstone for an entire generation of women, myself included. We're thrilled to be able to continue that conversation from the underrepresented point of view of women in their fifties and answer the question with 'Yes! There is more sex in the city!'"

Bushnell is set to write the series' pilot, which will be produced by Chasin of 3dot Productions.

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