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Sex and the City reboot cast: Meet the new additions and stars returning for And Just Like That

Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte dust off their Manolo Blahniks for HBO Max's revival series.

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Published: Thursday, 6th January 2022 at 9:50 pm

After 17 years, the stars of Sex and the City have finally returned to the small screen with HBO Max's revival series And Just Like That.

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Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis have all reprised their roles as Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte for the new run, the first two episodes of which are now available.

However, there is one notable absence from the cast – with Kim Cattrall having declined to return as Samantha.

Read more: And Just Like That review: This is not Sex and the City as you know it

And Just Like That follows the three women as they navigate parenthood, friendship and New York in their fifties and sixties, with the 10-parter airing on Sky Max and NOW in the UK.

Aside from the main trio (formerly a quartet), a number of familiar faces also return, from Mr Big and Steve Brady, to Harry Goldenblatt and Stanford Blatch (played by the late Willie Garson).

Meanwhile, the show sees a host of new talent join its cast, including Grey's Anatomy star Sara Ramirez and Homeland's Sarita Choudhury.

Read on for everything you need to know about the cast and characters in the Sex and the City revival. Very mild spoilers follow.

Sex and the City: And Just Like That cast

Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis are all reprising their roles from Sex and the City.

The series follows protagonist Carrie Bradshaw (Parker) and her female friends: the conservative Charlotte York (Davis), and sharp-witted lawyer Miranda Hobbes (Nixon),

Mario Cantone (Anthony), Willie Garson (Stanford), David Eigenberg (Steve) and Evan Handler (Harry) are all starring in the revival of Darren Star's classic series. John, AKA Mr Big himself (Chris Noth), also stars in the series.

As for brand new additions, Sex and the City features its very first non-binary character, played by Grey's Anatomy's Sara Ramírez.

Sarah Jessica Parker plays Carrie Bradshaw

Sarah Jessica Parker
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Who is Carrie Bradshaw? Our protagonist, published author and former resident sex columnist, our style-conscious heroine Carrie is now married to the wealthy Mr Big (real name John) following a tumultuous dating life almost as varied as her extensive walk-in wardrobe.

And Just Like That picks up with Carrie in a new chapter of her life, enjoying her marriage to Big and having branched out from book writing into podcasts.

Where have I seen Sarah Jessica Parker before? She's best known for her award-winning stint as Carrie Bradshaw, but you might also recognise her from the likes of The Family Stone, Hocus Pocus, Glee, Divorce, and The First Wives Club.

Cynthia Nixon plays Miranda Hobbes

Cynthia Nixon
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Who is Miranda Hobbes? A quick-witted lawyer married to Steve, the father of her child. She's long been the "sensible" one of the central friendship group, preferring to make choices based on logic rather than the heart (with the exception being her decision to forgive Steve his infidelity and meet him on Brooklyn Bridge in the Sex and the City film).

And Just Like That finds Miranda having left her high-powered position at her law firm behind, embarking on a Master's degree in human rights.

Where have I seen Cynthia Nixon before? An activist as well as an actress, she previously launched a high-profile campaign for the role of Governor of New York. Other projects she's starred in have included A Quiet Passion, Amadeus, The Women, and more recently Ratched.

Kristin Davis plays Charlotte York Goldenblatt

Kristin Davis
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Who is Charlotte York? Former gallerist and mother-of-two Charlotte is blue-blooded and conservative, preferring a string of pearls over a personalised gold necklace (à la Carrie). But she's also probably the character who grew and changed the most over the course of the original series, setting aside her aspirations for what she thought of as a picture-perfect, fairytale romance and family when she fell in love with divorce lawyer Harry, for whom she converted to Judaism.

In And Just Like That, she is the proud mother of Lily (Cathy Ang), an overachiever, and Rose (Alexa Swinton), who seems to be rebelling against her mother's idea of the feminine ideal.

Where have I seen Kristin Davis before? Davis is best known for her role as Charlotte York, but she's also appeared in the likes of Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Bad Teacher, and Deck the Halls. And for those who've been rewatching classic sitcoms over lockdown, you'll spot her in cameo roles on the likes of Friends, Seinfeld, and Will & Grace.

Chris Noth plays Mr Big/ John Preston

Chris Noth as Big with a cigar in And Just Like That
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Who is Mr Big/ John Preston? Carrie's on/off romantic interest throughout the original Sex and the City series, he's introduced as a "major tycoon, major dreamboat, and majorly out of [Carrie's] league," hence his moniker. In the series, his real name wasn't revealed until the final episode. Following the two film versions, he's now Carrie's husband.

Big returns in And Just Like That, with executive producer Michael Patrick King previously explaining: "How could we ever do a new chapter of the Sex and the City story without our Mr Big?"

Where have I seen Chris Noth before? Doctor Who fans will remember that he recently played the antagonist Robertson in the 2021 New Year's special Revolution of the Daleks (reprising his role from the 2018 episode Arachnids in the UK). He's also starred in Gone, The Equaliser, Manhunt: Unabomber, Law & Order, Catastrophe, and The Good Wife.

Evan Handler plays Harry Goldenblatt

Harry and Charlotte in And Just Like That
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Who is Harry Goldenblatt? The divorce lawyer who Charlotte hired following the end of her first marriage, and who would later become her second husband and father to their two children.

Where have I seen Evan Handler before? In addition to his role in the Sex and the City franchise, he's also starred in the likes of Ransom, Californication, American Crime Story, Power, The Breaks, and The Good Fight.

David Eigenberg plays Steve Brady

Steve and Miranda in And Just Like That
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Who is Steve Brady? A bartender who becomes Miranda's on-again, off-again boyfriend, by whom she becomes pregnant with their son. A single mother for a time, she later reunites with Steve and marries him. They had a rough patch when Steve cheated on her, but they later reconciled and, thankfully, he makes a welcome return in And Just Like That.

Where have I seen David Eigenberg before? Alongside his role as Steve, David Eigenberg is probably best known for his long-running role as firefighter Christopher Herrmann, whom he's played in Chicago Med, Chicago P.D., and Chicago Fire.

Nicole Ari Parker plays Lisa Todd Wexley

Nicole Ari Parker as Lisa Todd Wexley in And Just Like That
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Who is Lisa Todd Wexley? A brand new character, Lisa is friends with Charlotte. A Park Avenue mother (with her own very critical mother in tow) she is also married.

Where have I seen Nicole Ari Parker before? She's known for playing Giselle on Empire, and has otherwise starred in the likes of Soul Food, Younger, Blue Streak, and Boogie Nights.

Karen Pittman plays Dr Nya Wallace

Nya Wallace in And Just Like That
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Who is Dr. Nya Wallace? A Columbia Law professor, and brand new character, Nya Wallace leads Miranda's human rights course,

Where have I seen Karen Pittman before? Pittman played Mia on the recent Apple TV hit The Morning Show, and has starred in Marvel's Luke Cage, Yellowstone, Homeland, and Evil, among other projects.

Sara Ramirez plays Che Diaz

Sara Ramirez on stage as Che Diaz in And Just Like That
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Who is Che Diaz? Che Diaz is a non-binary, queer comedian who hosts a podcast on which Carrie regularly appears.

Where have I seen Sara Ramirez before? Ramirez is best known for playing Calliope Torres on Grey's Anatomy, Kat Sandoval on Madam Secretary and their roles in Sofia the First, NYPD Blue and You've Got Mail.

Willie Garson plays Stanford Blatch

Willie Garson
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Who is Stanford Blatch? Stanford is Carrie's longtime best friend, who is married to Charlotte's friend Anthony Marantino.

Where have I seen Willie Garson before? Garson has appeared in Sex and the City and its two film spin-offs as well as White Collar, Little Manhattan, Hawaii Five-0 and Stargate SG-1. Willie Garson died in September at the age of 57, and appears in And Just Like That posthumously.

Mario Cantone plays Anthony Marantino

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Who is Anthony Marantino? Anthony became Charlotte's best friend after acting as her wedding planner. He is married to Carrie's friend Stanford.

Where have I seen Mario Cantone before? He is best known for playing Anthony in Sex and the City and its two film spin-offs as well as Chappelle's Show, All My Life, Men in Trees and AJ and the Queen.

Sarita Choudhury plays Seema Patel

Sarita Choudhury as Seema Patel in And Just Like That
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Who is Seema Patel? A new addition to the Sex and the City universe, Seema is a Manhattan real estate broker who becomes a new friend to Carrie.

Where have I seen Sarita Choudhury before? She will play Mother in the upcoming film The Green Knight, and is known for roles in Homeland, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, and Blindspot.

Cathy Ang plays Lily Goldenblatt

Cathy Ang
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Who is Lily Goldenblatt? Lily is the eldest daughter of Charlotte and Harry, who they adopted at the end of the last series.

Where have I seen Cathy Ang before? Ang has appeared in Netflix's Over the Moon, Ramy and is due to star in upcoming film My Best Friend's Exorcism.

Alexa Swinton plays Rock Goldenblatt

Alexa Swinton as Rock Goldenblatt
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Who is Rock Goldenblatt? Rock is the younger child of Charlotte and Harry. As Rock discovers their identity, Charlotte must learn to embrace the changes.

Where have I seen Alexa Swinton before? Swinton is best known for appearing in M. Night Shyamalan's Old, Billions, Emergence and Sometime Other Than Now.

Niall Cunningham plays Brady Hobbes

Niall Cunningham
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Who is Brady Hobbes? Brady is the teenage son of Miranda and Steve.

Where have I seen Niall Cunningham before? Cunningham is best known for playing Tyler Hughes on sitcom Life in Pieces and for appearing in Curb Your Enthusiasm, Awkward and Okja.

Cree Cicchino plays Luisa Torres

Cree Cicchino
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Who is Luisa Torres? Luisa is the girlfriend of Miranda's son Brady.

Where have I seen Cree Cicchino before? Cicchino has appeared in Mr. Iglesias, the Sleepover, Me, Myself & I and Game Shakers.

Isaac Powell plays George

Isaac Powell
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Who is George? George is a student at New York's Fashion Institute of Technology who is unconstrained by gender norms.

Where have I seen Isaac Powell before? Powell has appeared in Dear Evan Hansen, Modern Love, American Horror Story: Double Feature and upcoming film Cat Person.

Brenda Vaccaro plays Gloria Marquette

Brenda Vaccaro
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Who is Gloria Marquette? Gloria is Mr. Big's long-time secretary.

Where have I seen Brenda Vaccaro before? Vaccaro has appeared in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Once Is Not Enough, The Smurfs, The Golden Girls, Friends and You Don't Know Jack.

Ivan Hernandez plays Franklyn

Ivan Hernandez
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Who is Franklyn? Franklyn is a sound engineer who works on Che Diaz's podcast.

Where have I seen Ivan Hernandez before? Hernandez has appeared in Devious Maids, The Good Wife, NCIS, Gossip Girl and Criminal Minds.

Bridget Moynahan plays Natasha Naginsky-Mills

Bridget Moynahan as Natasha in And Just Like That
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Who is Natasha Naginsky-Mills? Fans of Sex and the City will remember Natasha as Mr Big's ex-wife who he cheated on with Carrie. Following the events of the premiere, Carrie has a difficult reunion with her former love rival.

Where have I seen Bridget Moynahan before? Outside of Sex and the City, Moynahan is known for her role in the television show Blue Bloods, the feature film Coyote Ugly, plus supporting roles in the films Serendipity, Prey, John Wick, and John Wick: Chapter 2.

Jonathan Groff plays Dr Paul David

Jonathan Groff as Dr Paul David in And Just Like That
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Who is Dr Paul David? Carrie and Anthony pay a visit to plastic surgeon Dr Paul in episode six of the series, with Anthony contemplating cosmetic surgery after his split from Stanford. However, Carrie also seeks the thoughts of Dr Paul on her visit.

Where have I seen Jonathan Groff before? Groff is best known for his roles on Netflix crime drama Mindhunter, musical series Glee, HBO drama Looking, and his Broadway roles, including in the hit show Hamilton. Groff also voice Kristoff in Frozen and Frozen II and starred as Smith in The Matrix Resurrections.

Why isn't Samantha in Sex and the City: And Just Like That?

Samantha in Sex and the City
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Samantha Jones, played by Kim Cattrall, is missing from the Sex and the City revival, with the iconic quartet now a trio (mild spoilers ahead).

And Just Like That addresses Samantha's absence in the very first episode, explaining that she and Carrie had a falling out. It's revealed that Sam now lives in London and hasn't contacted any of them since the friendship break-up.

However, later in the series, Carrie makes contact with Samantha via text messages.

Back in a 2017 interview with Piers Morgan, Cattrall said she wouldn't return to the role of Samantha, and that she hoped "another actress [would]... play it".

"I played it past the finish line and then some and I loved it and another actress should play it," she said. "Maybe they could make it an African-American Samantha Jones or a Hispanic Samantha Jones, or bring in another character."

When the reboot came around, SJP addressed Samantha's absence in response to a fan's question on social media.

"Samantha isn't part of this story. But she will always be part of us. No matter where we are or what we do."

Cattrall also had a long-standing public feud with co-star Parker, and previously told her former co-star via Instagram that she was "cruel," adding: "You are not my family. You are not my friend."

Cattrall told Morgan: "This is really where I take to task the people from Sex and the City and specifically Sarah Jessica Parker, is that I think she could have been nicer. I really think she could have been nicer. I don't know what her issue is.

"The thing that still bothers me is this feeling of being in some way made to be the baddie. I never asked for any money, I never asked for any projects, to be thought of as some kind of diva is absolutely ridiculous."

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