Why The Next Series Of Sex And The City Will Be The Most Groundbreaking Yet

Yep, there’s a new Sex And The City series in the works!

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by Phoebe Parke |

When Sex And The City aired in the US on June 6 1998, it was pretty groundbreaking. Never before had we seen women on screen talk so candidly about their sex lives, and be so open about their needs, wants and desires.

Six seasons, two films and a very public fallout later, everyone thought we’d seen the last of Sex And The City, but the author of the original books has written a new novel that has been picked up for TV.

According to Deadline, Sex And The City author Candice Bushell has written a novel called Is There Still Sex in the City? She will also serve as executive producer and script writer for a TV show based on the book, which will be created by Paramount Television and Anonymous Content.

Unfortunately we don’t think we’ll be seeing Sarah Jessica-Parker back on our screens, but the series will feature women in their 50s and 60s – something extremely rare on screen today.

‘The original Sex and the City book and series served as a groundbreaking touchstone for an entire generation of women, myself included,’ Nicole Clemens, president of Paramount TV, told Deadline.

‘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!'’

READ MORE: The 22 Things We Never Knew About Men Until We Watched Sex And The City

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The 22 things we never knew about men until we watched Sex And The City

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Sex And The City but with older women? If this is anything like Grace And Frankie, sign us up.

Bushnell spoke to Deadline about how important it is that the women are older than the usual protagonists we see on the small and big screens.

‘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.’

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