The scene in which Jack Berger dumps Carrie via post it note is one of Sex and the City's most memorable. It’s a humdinger as far as break ups go, with Berger wanting to end things without any confrontation: ‘I’m sorry. I can’t. Don’t hate me’.
Played by Ron Livingstone, the flawed but relatable character clearly found fans in television-writing duo and couple Gennefer and David Gross. They pitched Livingston their concept for an SATC spin off focusing on Jack Berger back in 2015, and even wrote a pilot episode.
As might be expected, the first glimmer of a SATC spin off has sent fans into meltdown. Popular Instagram account @everyoutfitonsatc posted an excerpt from the script, writing: 'Gennefer and her husband @davidgrosstv wrote a pilot for a Berger-centric SATC spinoff in 2015, wherein Berger finally achieves success in the literary world following the publication of his memoir “Sticky Note”’.
Gennefer commented on the post: ‘Berger is reading an excerpt from a book he wrote about his experience with Carrie, so this part of the pilot is supposed to liken back to the voice of the original show in this scene. That's the whole point. But it's only one page from the pilot, not the entire script, so wait and see...!’.
One Instagram user posted ‘Grosses, you gotta make this! @gennefer @davidgrosstv’ to which Gennefer swiftly responded ‘@kevintcarroll That's the plan, Kev!’. Eek, this might really happen.
When asked why, of all Carrie’s boyfriends, Berger should be the subject of the spin off, Gennefer replied: ‘Because Berger was by far the most grounded of all Carrie's boyfriends, like he actually existed in the real world. The rest were over-the-top caricatures of men like Mr. Big. Berger was funny and flawed and multi-dimensional, which make for the most interesting characters. And his evolution ten years later after the infamous post-it break up is a fun storyline that gives us lots of room to grow and peel the layers’.
Gennefer recently posted a joke tweet about rebooting SATC with Jeff Goldblum playing all four characters, and it went viral with 83,323 likes and 31,535 retweets. Fingers crossed the Berger-based spin off gets the go-ahead. Teen prequel The Carrie Diaries was cancelled in 2014 after two seasons, failing to ever secure a UK broadcaster.