Sex And The City Is Definitely Coming Back But Don't Call It A Sequel

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We couldn't help but wonder when it would return.

Ever since the last episode aired in 2004 we couldn't help but wonder, “Is there still sex in the city?”

We spent years debating who was the Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha in our friendship groups while pretending to actually like cosmopolitans and telling exes with new girls, “Your girl is lovely Hubbell.”

We've watched the DVD box set so many times the episodes are starting to skip, but we were longing for our favourite honest, strong and relatable women to return to our small screens. 

And even though Kim Cattrall has decided to stomp all over any possibility of movie sequel because she no longer believes they are each other’s soul mates, Sex And The City author Candace Bushnell is providing a glimmer of hope. 

Well, a different kind of hope. 

Bushnell has been sitting at her Apple laptop in a rent-controlled apartment overlooking the park writing her new book, Is There Still Sex In The City? (Nb: there is no evidence of whether this is actually how she writes her books, but if Carrie writes like that, we can abso-f***ing-lutely assume Bushnell does too).

Is There Still Sex In The City? is due out in August and Paramount has already snapped up the rights. The book takes a look at sex, dating and friendship - everything we love about the ‘90s/’00s series - but what those things look like after the age of 50.

Bushnell said in a statement:

"It didn't use to be this way. 

"At one time, 50-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. 

"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 50 and 60-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."

We expect a lot of references to the modern world in this next instalment of our dating bible, eg plenty of swiping left and sliding into randoms’ DMs. After all, we’re looking for love. Real love. Ridiculous, inconvenient, consuming, can’t-live-without-each-other love.

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Written By Christina Cavaleri