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A Sex And The City follow-up is coming – and it's about sex and women past 50

The novel is due Aug 6 and a television series is being developed, but it will not feature Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte or Samantha.

A Sex And The City follow-up is coming – and it's about sex and women past 50

A screengrab from the first season of Sex And The City. (Photo: imdb.com)

Paramount TV announced Wednesday (Mar 27) that it is developing a TV series based on Candace Bushnell’s upcoming novel that picks up where her original work left off. 

Titled Is There Still Sex In The City, the non-fiction book explores sex, dating and friendship in New York City after 50 years old, reported film news site Variety.

The book is due Aug 6, but will not feature Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte or Samantha. Entertainment Weekly reported that the book is “set between the Upper East Side of Manhattan and a country enclave known as The Village”, and “looks at love and life, marriage and children, divorce and bereavement, as well as the very real pressures on women to maintain their youth and have it all”.

“The original Sex And The City book and series served as a groundbreaking touchstone for an entire generation of women, myself included,” Nicole Clemens, President of Paramount Television, said in a statement. “We’re thrilled to be able to continue that conversation from the underrepresented point of view of women in their fifties and answer the question with, ‘Yes! There is more sex in the city!’”

Released as a collection of essays in 1997, Sex And The City was the basis for the hit HBO series and two subsequent blockbuster movies of the same name. Two more of Bushnell’s works have been adapted for the screen: Lipstick Jungle became a television series on NBC, and The Carrie Diaries made it to the CW.

Source: CNA/jv

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