Pour us a cosmo! After much speculation, Chris North is officially set to play John James "Mr. Big" Preston in HBO Max's And Just Like That..., a sequel series to Sex and the City.
"I’m thrilled to be working with Chris again on And Just Like That…" executive producer Michael Patrick King shared of the news. "How could we ever do a new chapter of the Sex And The City story without our Mr. Big?"
The series — which as of now, consists of 10 half-hour episodes — will follow lifelong pals Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker), Miranda Hobbes (Cynthia Nixon) and Charlotte York (Kristin Davis) 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."
Actress Kim Cattrall has opted not to return to the series as fan-favorite Samantha Jones, but HBO Max chief content officer Casey Bloys revealed to TVLine that her character's absence will be acknowledged in the series.
"Just as in real life, people come into your life, people leave. Friendships fade, and new friendships start," he noted. "So I think it is all very indicative of the real stages, the actual stages of life. They’re trying to tell an honest story about being a woman in her 50s in New York. So it should all feel somewhat organic, and the friends that you have when you’re 30, you may not have when you’re 50."
Bloys also noted that they're bringing on a new team of diverse writers for the revival.
"[We] didn’t want to tell a story with all-white writers or an all-white cast. It’s not reflective of New York," he pointed out. "So they are being very, very conscious about understanding that New York has to reflect the way New York looks today."
The streaming service has yet to announce a premiere date for the series, but production is expected to begin in Manhattan sometime this summer.