A ‘Sex and the City’ follow-up series is in the works

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Words by Tara Smith

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Sex and the City fans, it’s time to get Carried away once more.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, a Sex and the City follow-up has been confirmed, with the potential to be produced into a full-blown series.

The story is based on SATC author Candace Bushnell’s upcoming book, Is There Still Sex in the City? which Paramount Television has just landed rights to.

But instead of following Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda, the story will focus on the love and dating habits of middle-aged men and women on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

“It didn’t used to be this way. At one time, fifty-something meant the beginning of retirement — working less, spending more time on your hobbies, with your friends, who like you were sliding into a more leisurely lifestyle,” Bushnell said in a statement.

“In short, retirement-age folks weren’t meant to do much of anything but get older and a bit heavier. They weren’t expected to exercise, start new business ventures, move to a different state, have casual sex with strangers, and start all over again. But this is exactly what the lives of a lot of fifty- and sixty-something women look like today, and I’m thrilled to be reflecting the rich, complexity of their reality on the page and now on the screen.”

Bushnell will write a pilot script and executive produce with Liza Chasin (known for her work on Les Misérables and About a Boy). If it is successful in getting the go-ahead for a series, it will be the fourth book of Bushnell’s to be adapted for TV.

For fans who can’t wait around for the arrival of the TV version, the Is There Still Sex in the City? book is due out August 6.

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