Candace Bushnell To Write New ‘Sex And The City’ Follow Up Series
Paramount Television and Anonymous Content have acquired the rights to develop a series for Candace Bushnell’s follow-up book, Is There Still Sex in the City?. The show is a follow up to HBO’s Sex and the City but focuses on love and dating after 50.
Bushnell, the bestselling author behind Sex and the City, Four Blondes, Lipstick Jungle, The Carrie Diaries and One Fifth Avenue, will write the pilot script and serve as an executive producer on the project. Liza Chasin from 3dot Productions and Robyn Meisinger from Anonymous Content, where Chasin’s 3dot is under a first-look TV production deal.
“The original Sex and the City book and series served as a groundbreaking touchstone for an entire generation of women, myself included,” President of Paramount Television, Nicole Clemens said. “We’re thrilled to be able to continue that conversation from the underrepresented point of view of women in their 50s and answer the question with, ‘Yes! There is more sex in the city!”
However, the book, doesn’t follow the lives of the original cast but rather is set between the Upper East Side of Manhattan and a country enclave known as The Village. The book looks at love and life from all angles—marriage and children, divorce and bereavement, as well as the very real pressures on women to maintain their youth and have it all.
“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,” said Bushnell. “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.”
Though the deal has been confirmed, there is no date to start filming. And none of the characters from the original Sex and the City have been slated to return or make a reappearance in the new show.
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