Upon the announcement that the Sex and the City revival, And Just Like That..., has officially received the green light, it was also revealed that Kim Cattrall wouldn't be joining the rest of the leading ladies for the HBO Max reboot. And according to an OK! source, that's given stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis the power to decide what happens to Cattrall's character, Samantha Jones.
"Sarah, Kristin and Cynthia are not just the stars of the reboot — they are also the executive producers, which means the three of them are the boss," notes the source. "They will get to decide if Kim Cattrall’s character literally lives or dies."
While it's been known for years that SJP and Cattrall have never seen eye to eye, the source says Davis and Nixon also have a vendetta against Cattrall, who was the main reason as to why the third SATC movie, which had a script in the works, never made it to the big screen.
According to reports, the actress wouldn't sign a contract unless Warner Bros. gave her a separate deal for solo projects; she denied the accusations and said she just wasn't interested in returning to the franchise.
"There is no love lost between the gang of three and Kim. Now that they are coming back in charge, they can have their revenge," the source shares. "All three of them are sick about talking about Kim, and they are going to make it clear that even if Kim changes her mind and wants to join them for another film down the road, that will not be possible.”
However, countless fans were disappointed at the idea of the series continuing without Cattrall's iconic character — but SJP is reassuring them that the best is yet to come.
"Samantha isn’t part of this story. But she will always be part of us. No matter where we are or what we do," Parker expressed on Instagram.
And as for the idea that they hire another actress to portray Samantha, “We have some new stories to tell. We are excited,” Parked replied.
Original producer Michael Patrick King will also be returning for the revival, which received an order for 10 half-hour episodes and is set to commence filming in Manhattan this spring.