Sex and the City revival shocks fans with major death in first two episodes

Sex and the City revival shocks fans with major death in first two episodes

Original Sex and the City stars (left to right) Kristin Davis, Sarah Jessica Parker and Cynthia Nixon reprise their roles in the SATC revival, And Just Like That. © IMAGO/EntertainmentPictures

The short answer is yes.

Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis return as their iconic characters, Carrie Bradshaw, Miranda Hobbs and Charlotte York-Goldenblatt in the long-awaited revival.

The girlfriends are closer than ever, despite being just one person – Samantha Jones, played by Kim Cattrall.

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The first two episodes that dropped on Thursday tastefully handle the absence of the sexually proud PR, while introducing some colorful new characters that will surely bring some juiciness to the reboot.

But the series wasted no time in kicking things off with a bang as a major character was heartbreakingly killed off.

In the HBO Max series And Just Like That, John James Preston, played by Chris Noth, tragically dies of a heart attack.

In the HBO Max series And Just Like That, John James Preston, played by Chris Noth, tragically dies of a heart attack. © IMAGO/ZUMA Wire

Much like its predecessor, And Just Like That doesn’t just focus on sex.

Ageism, parenthood, friendship, heartbreak and more will be featured prominently in the series.

One scene showed the trio discussing Miranda’s gray hair – which she wears proudly because she doesn’t let age define her, although Charlotte tries to persuade her to go back to her bright red tresses.

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It’s obvious that things have changed in the city of Manhattan and among the group of besties.

Two out of three girlfriends are parents of teenagers.

Miranda’s son Brady is the most sexually active young adult who can’t stop fucking his girlfriend.

Seriously, who’s okay with having sex with their girlfriend while their parents are right next to them?

Charlotte’s daughters, Lily and Rose, are night and day. Lily is the piano protege while Rose is more of a tomboy who enjoys skateboarding in the family’s luxury apartment.

As for Carrie, she is fortunately in love with the always charming John James Preston aka Mr. Big, played by Chris Noth.

The duo opted to remain childless but remain just as magical and appealing as they were in SATC.

But Carrie’s life is forever changed when tragedy strikes and Mr. Big suddenly dies of a heart attack.

For SATC fans, this was a blow as Carrie and Big’s romance was central to the series and movies.

Just when it looked like the two would have their happily ever after, Big dies in Carrie’s arms, leaving her alone to pick up the pieces.

Fortunately, she has her two best daughters in her corner who have held her hand through the tragic ordeal.

But it’s clear that Big’s death will play a major role in Carrie’s story, especially since her other ex, Aidan Shaw, played by John Corbett, will appear on the show.

There’s also the mystery man that SJP was spotted smooching on set during the show’s production.

But how will Carrie continue?

Although Kim has explicitly stated that she has no plans to return to the franchise, will her character make amends with Carrie?

New episodes for And Just Like That will be released every Thursday exclusively on HBO Max.