By Laura Harman
The Sex and the City reboot, And Just Like That..., has cast three new faces that you may already recognize from their hefty acting portfolios.
The latest series is a revival of the original show that ran from 1998 to 2004 starring Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw, Cynthia Nixon as Miranda Hobbes, Kristin Davis as Charlotte York and Kim Cattrall as Samantha Jones.
It has been widely publicized that Samantha will be written out of Sex and the City reboot. And with news of Samantha's departure, some fans are wondering if a new leading lady will step into the shoes (ideally Manolo Blahniks) of a Samantha-like character.
Excitingly, it's just been announced that Nicole Ari Parker, Sarita Choudhury and Karen Pittman have been cast in the new series. So who are these characters and will one of them become a member of the lead cast?
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Nicole Ari Parker
Nicole Ari Parker is best known for her television roles in Empire as Giselle Barker and in season eight of Chicago P.D. as Deputy Superintendent Samantha Miller.
But the star has been acting since the 1990s, in films such as Boogie Nights and Stonewall.
In the Sex and the City revival, Nicole will be playing the character Lisa Todd Wexley, a Manhattan mother-of-three and documentarian.
Sarita Choudhury played Anita Rees in the Reese Witherspoon TV series Little Fires Everywhere. She also played Kith Lyonne in Jessica Jones and Prime Minister Jaya Verma in Madam Secretary.
Sarita has also appeared in various films over the years. She starred in both The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 as Egeria. She also played Anna Ran in the 2006 thriller Lady in the Water by M. Night Shyamalan.
She has been cast in And Just Like That... as Seema Patel. Seema is a single, self-made woman who earns a living as a real estate broker.
Karen Pittman is best known for her role as Mia Jordan in The Morning Show and Caroline Hopkins in Evil.
Karen has been cast in the Sex and the City reboot as Dr Nya Wallace. Dr Wallace is a Colombia Law professor who's described as brilliant yet challenging.
“Everyone at And Just Like That… is thrilled to have these amazing and vibrant actors join the Sex and the City family,” said executive producer Michael Patrick King in a statement.
He added, “Each of them will add their unique spark and big heart to these new characters and the stories we are about to tell.”
And Just Like That... is in production this summer but a release date has yet to be announced.
Laura is a news writer for woman&home who primarily covers entertainment and celebrity news. Laura dabbles in lifestyle, royal, beauty and fashion news, and her favourite stories to cover as anything and everything to do with television and film. She is also passionate about feminism and equality and loves writing about gender issues and feminist literature.
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