Samantha Jones Will Be Replaced By Three New Characters

The more, the merrier?

5/4/2021 12:31:00 AM

The more, the merrier?

Time to update those 'Which ‘Sex and the City’ character are you?' quizzes.

by05.03.21Getty ImagesSad news for New York City: it’s been bumped down to “seventh lead character” forAnd Just Like That..., theSex and the Cityreboot. That’s because while Kim Cattrall’s Samantha Jones is not returning, the show will effectively replace her with three entirely new women.

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“Just as in real life, people come into your life, people leave. Friendships fade, and new friendships start. So I think it is all very indicative of the real stages, the actual stages of life,” HBO Chief Content Officer Casey BloysTV Lineabout Samantha’s departure from the series. “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.”

Samantha’s absence will be addressed in the first episode. Bloys, however, adds that she will not be killed off.As for those three new women, well, there’s not much to know yet, but Bloys promises that they will be women of color. The show will also add three other characters of color in prominent supporting roles. headtopics.com

The announcement of three new women coming in with the addition of various new supporting friends would feel completely normal if we were talking about, say, a season of Bravo’sReal Housewives. Those women get shuffled in and out with stunning regularity. But television audiences have a notoriously rocky time coping with drastic changes to fictional friend groups, particularly in comedies.

The original series finale ofWill & Gracetoyed with the idea that the sometimes important, meaningful friendships in one’s life don’t last forever by imagining a future where Will and Grace become estranged for decades. Audiences absolutely hated it, and that entire plot was completely forgotten when the show was revived in 2017. And while

The Officehad some success with shuffling characters in and out of the show’s main cast, when Steve Carell’s Michael Scott left, so do did many regular viewers.Oh well, we suppose there’s a reason the reboot won’t be titled Read more: W magazine »

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