HBO's Sex & The City was the cable channel's biggest hit of the 1990s and the first HBO series to spawn big-screen spinoffs. It was a cultural touchstone, with women sorting themselves into Carries (Sarah Jessica Parker), Mirandas (Cynthia Nixon), Charlottes (Kristen Davis), and Samanthas (Kim Cattrall). But the newly announced reboot of the series is only bringing back three out of the four original actors. The show, titled And Just Like That..., will only star Parker, Nixon, and Davis. Of course, this omission of Cattrall means fans can't help but wonder: What will happen to Samantha in the Sex & The City reboot?
For some viewers, the idea of Sex & The City without Samantha is hard to swallow. The show worked because of the balance between the four characters. Each represented a specific type of woman: Charlotte was the dreamer to Miranda's practical go-getter, while Samantha was the "just sex please" man-eater to Carrie's hopeless romantic.
But Cattrall made i clear long before the reboot was ever announced that she was no longer interested in reprising the fan-favorite role. Moreover, there have been rumors of bad blood between Parker and Cattrall that would probably make a cast reunion pretty uncomfortable. Whatever really went down behind the scenes, it's pretty clear Cattrall won't show up in this continuation of the series. But what does that mean for her character? There are several options: