A Follow-Up To Sex & The City Is Officially In The Works

After seemingly endless back and forth about whether there would be a third Sex & The City film, there’s some good news for diehard Bradshaw fans at last: a follow-up to the original comedy series is now in the works, Deadline reports. The surefire hit will take inspiration from Candace Bushnell’s forthcoming memoir, Is There Still Sex In The City? Bushnell, whose 1996 memoir of the same name inspired the stylish programme, is due to release the follow-up on August 8 with Little Brown Books. Its focus? What it’s like to be in your fifties, single, and out-and-about in Manhattan in the age of swiping right.

“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,” said Bushnell in the announcement. “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 series will be developed by Paramount Television and Anonymous Content – and rather than a direct sequel to the Emmy-winning programme, it will centre on sex, love, romance, and everything in between from the point of view of middle-aged New Yorkers. Instead of taking place exclusively in the city, moreover, it will be set between the Upper East Side and a country retreat, referred to only as The Village. Further details about the plot of the TV series are still under wraps, but, if the book is any indication, it’s going to be juicy. Included its pages? A look at what it’s like to go on Tinder as a 50-year-old divorcee and a study of the relationships between cougars and their accidental “cubs”. All I have to say is: cosmopolitans all around.


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