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Will Samantha Jones Be Killed Off in the 'Sex and the City' Reboot?

Gabrielle Bernardini - Author

Jan. 11 2021, Updated 12:45 p.m. ET

And just like that ... our favorite foursome threesome will be walking the streets of Fifth Avenue once again.

On Jan. 10, Sarah Jessica Parker announced that a Sex and the City reboot is coming to HBO Max. Reports initially surfaced of a revival in December and according to Page Six, the hit series will continue to follow our favorite New York City women while they navigate life in the Big Apple in their 50s.

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But, is everyone from the OG cast on board to revive their characters? Kim Cattrall, who played Samantha Jones, has publicly feuded with her co-star SJP (who played Carrie Bradshaw). So, will Samantha be in the Sex and the City reboot? Keep reading to find out more!

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Will Samantha be in the 'Sex and the City' reboot?

Sorry, Samantha fans, Kim will not be in the upcoming HBO Max reboot. Following Sarah's post about the show's revival, one fan reportedly commented (via Page Six) on the actress' Instagram announcement, “Happy to see you back but will miss Kim/Samantha."

Sarah replied, "We will too. We loved her so. X” 

While there have been no further details as to how the series will address Samantha's absence, some have questioned if the character will be killed off. But, we're hoping that's not the direction the writers take!

So, why is Kim not joining her fellow co-stars, Sarah, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis, in the highly anticipated reboot? 

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Rumors of a third movie have plagued Hollywood for years after the success of the 2010 movie, but Kim would always shut down the possibility that she would ever revisit her role as the powerful PR rep. 

"It's a no from me," she told Mail Online. "You learn lessons in life and my lesson is to do work with good people and try and make it fun." 

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Kim has also previously addressed her relationship with Sarah off-screen, claiming that the two are not friends and that the actress "could have been nicer."

"The answer was always no and a respectful, firm, no," she told Piers Morgan for ITV's Life Stories. 

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She added, "I never asked for any money, I never asked for any projects — to be thought of as some kind of diva is absolutely ridiculous. This isn’t about more money. This is not about more scenes. It’s not about any of those things. This is about a clear decision, an empowered decision in my life to end one chapter and start another."  

It's hard to imagine Sex and the City without the iconic character, so would the series potentially recast the role of Samantha?

During her 2017 interview with Piers, Kim spoke about the show's lack of diversity, saying, "I played it past the finish line and then some, and I loved it. And another actress should play it. Maybe they could make it an African-American Samantha Jones, or a Hispanic Samantha Jones.” 

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Sarah Jessica Parker previously revealed her thoughts about a 'Sex and the City' reboot.

Sarah was seemingly always ready to once again step into Carrie's Manolo Blahnik shoes.

The actress spoke with Entertainment Tonight in September 2019 about reviving her role as the famed writer, saying she would be interested in doing “some episodes of Sex and the City,” adding, “I wouldn’t call it a reboot, I would call it a ‘revisit.'” 

She continued, “I’d like to see where all of them are. I’m curious, the world has changed even since the movie… technology and social media ... sexual politics and the #MeToo movement and Time’s Up… I think Carrie Bradshaw would just be so greedy to share her feelings and thoughts.” 

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