Just as we were getting our Dior slip dresses in knots over the possibility of another Sex And The City movie, debating whether Blake Lively should play Samantha or Selena Gomez would make a good Charlotte...they've pulled the rug out from underneath us and are putting the show back on TV. Sex And The City 3: Do You Buy Blake Lively As Samantha?
"Ultimately Darren Star — the man who created the hit series — will have the overall say, but everyone is agreed a TV show is the direction they want to take the franchise in," a source tells the U.K.'s Daily Mail.
Looks like SJP got cold feet about making another film after SATC2 got slammed by critics, even earning itself a Razzie, the crappy-flick award usually reserved for Ashton Kutcher and Lindsay Lohan. Makes sense. Even I dozed off during the endless shots of fancy Abu Dhabi hotel rooms, and thought the whole Aidan kiss was ridiculously hokey and contrived, and I loved the show, and thought the first movie wasn't half bad.
"[Sarah Jessica Parker] was worried about doing another film after the bad reaction to the SATC2 movie, but a TV show is definitely something she wants to happen," says the source. SJP will produce the new TV show. A film isn't completely out of the question — but not currently a priority.
So...are we interested in this? Don't you feel like all the juicy plot lines have dried up and there's nothing new to add? Carrie and Big's (oh, excuse me...John Preston's) major relationship drama on SATC2 was that he likes to stay in and she likes to go out. Not exactly titillating stuff. Somebody cheat and throw dishes at each other already! Then we'll watch.
Besides, the whole reason to watch the show in the first place was the Single People vs. The World conflict. Can these (older than typical) singles hold their own in a world full of people with wedding bands and screaming kids? Now the characters are mostly a bunch of married couples, some with kids to boot. And sure, you could make an interesting show about marriage problems, but it would have to be a completely different show. It's not the reason we loved these characters in the first place; it's what they spent six seasons rebelling against.
"I cannot help but wonder," as Carrie would say, whether this show could be any good, or whether it'll suffer the fate of the unfortunate SATC2.
Would you watch a new Sex And The City show or do you think it's time for Carrie to retire her Manolos?