“Sex and the City” fans are finally getting what they’ve been dreaming of.
According to Deadline, the much-loved HBO show is getting a follow-up, with the upcoming series set to focus on love and dating after 50.
It’ll be titled, “Is There Still Sex in the City?” and will be based around Candace Bushnell’s upcoming book.
Paramount Television and Anonymous Content were said to have acquired the rights to the novel, with Bushnell now set to write the pilot script and serve as an executive producer, along with Liza Chasin from 3dot Productions and Robyn Meisinger from Anonymous Content.
A synopsis for the book reads, “Set between the Upper East Side of Manhattan and a country enclave known as The Village, ‘Is There Still Sex in the City?’ gathers Bushnell’s signature short, sharp, satirical commentaries on the love and dating habits of middle aged men and women as they continue to navigate the ever-modernizing world of relationships.”
Bushnell explained of the premise of the book, “It didn’t used to be this way. 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.”
Casting has yet to be announced on the spin-off series, but no doubt fans are hoping for some SATC regulars to be involved in some way.
“Is There Still Sex in the City?” will be released August 6.