Ahead of its upcoming Sex and the City revival, HBO Max has announced that all six seasons of the award-winning dramedy series have been newly remastered into HD quality which are now available for streaming on HBO Max. Production on the sequel series titled A Just Like That… is set to begin this coming spring in New York City.
Starting today, February 12, this new version of Sex and the City marks the first time that the iconic HBO series will be available in 16:9 full frame aspect ratio, giving audiences a greater, extended frame for wide screen viewing. With more resolution, the series will be seen in a whole new way, offering enhanced & richer color and additional depth that was not possible in standard definition.
The series was originally shot on film and mastered in standard definition as high definition capabilities were unavailable at the time of filming. Over the past year, the series was updated from scratch as film negatives from the show were meticulously scanned at 4K to create HD masters.
The new Max Original series is based on the book “Sex and the City” by Candice Bushnell and the original TV series created by Darren Star. The series will follow Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte as they navigate the journey from the complicated reality of life and friendship in their 30s to the even more complicated reality of life and friendship in their 50s. The ten-episode, half-hour series is scheduled to begin production in New York late spring.
And Just Like That… is executive produced by Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, and Michael Patrick King.
The original Sex and the City series was set and shot in New York City, Nominated for over 50 Emmy Awards and winning seven, the HBO show had 94 episodes broadcast over six seasons, premiering on June 6, 1998 and concluding on February 22, 2004. It was followed by a Sex and the City movie in 2008, which was followed by Sex and the City 2 in 2010, both of which were successful at the box office. A Sex and the City 3 was developed in 2016 but ultimately cancelled reportedly due to co-star Kim Cattrall’s unwillingness to revisit the part of Samantha. Cattrall does not appear to be involved in the revival either