Caitlyn Jenner tipped to bring some much-needed diversity to upcoming Sex and the City reboot
Caitlyn Jenner is being tipped to star in HBO Max’s upcoming Sex and the City reboot And Just Like That in an effort to bring some diversity to the show.
The reboot of the classic series was confirmed on 10 January, with Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis all set to reprise their roles – but Kim Cattrall, who played fan-favourite Samantha Jones, will not be making an appearance.
Much has been made of the lack of diversity in the original run of Sex and the City, which closely followed four white, cisgender, middle-class women as they explored relationships and sex in New York City.
Ever since its original run, fans have been criticising the show for its general failure to represent LGBT+ characters and people of colour in meaningful ways – and many have wondered if And Just Like That will right those wrongs.
Caitlyn Jenner would be ‘perfect for an appearance’ in reboot
Now, an insider has told The Mirror that bosses working on the show want it to be as diverse as possible – and Caitlyn Jenner is being touted as a perfect fit to appear in the new series in an effort to make it more inclusive.
Caitlyn has been a media fixture in one way or another for going on 50 years. She’s really perfect for an appearance.
“Caitlyn has been a media fixture in one way or another for going on 50 years,” the insider said. “She’s really perfect for an appearance.
“They want new faces for the show, but they want people viewers actually know and care about too.”
The news comes as Jenner revealed that she hasn’t become a “spokesperson” for the trans community because many see her as being too “controversial”.
In an interview with The Skinny Confidential Him & Her podcast, Jenner, 71, said that her background and political beliefs meant she did not receive the warm welcome into the trans community that other public figures, like Elliot Page, did.
Jenner remains a Republican, despite the fact that Donald Trump dedicated much of his presidency to rolling back LGBT+ rights.
Sex and the City spin-off will be made later this year
And Just Like That will comprise of 10 half-hour episodes and is scheduled to kick-off production late spring in New York City, US. Parker, Davis, Nixon and Michael Patrick King will executive produce.
“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,” a statement from HBO Max’s parent company WarnerMedia read.
“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 original series is available to stream on NowTV and Amazon Prime Video, while the first film can be rented on Amazon Prime Video, iTunes or Google Play and it’s sequel is available to stream for free as part of an Amazon Prime membership.
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