Grey’s Anatomy star and Tony Award winner Sara Ramirez will be the new (and perhaps most interesting) character in the Sex and the City revival, the Hollywood Reporter announced.
The HBO revival titled “And Just Like That” will feature ten episodes following Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker), Miranda (Cynthia Nixon), and Charlotte (Kristin Davis), who will try to keep the audience hooked despite the deafening absence of Samantha (Kim Catrall).
Cattrall has been honest about her reservations on returning to play the show’s most honest character. “I played it past the finish line and then some, and I loved it, and another actress should play it,” she told Piers Morgan in 2017. “Maybe they could make it an African-American Samantha Jones or a Hispanic Samantha Jones or bring in another character.”
But Sara Ramirez’s character will have nothing to do with the legendary Samantha. Instead, Ramirez will take on the regular role of Che Diaz (they/them), a non-binary, queer comedian who hosts a podcast on which Carrie regularly appears. Che is a big presence with a big heart whose outrageous sense of humor and progressive, humane take on gender roles has made them and their podcast very popular, as the Reporter described them.
And it’s about time!
“As out-there as sex on the original series could be (and let’s be honest, Samantha had most of it), SATC has maintained a narrow definition of sex — messy, funny, and real, but always between men and women — long past its expiration,” them.‘s Naveen Kumar wrote in January.
We couldn’t agree more.