Kim Cattrall Hints At A 'Sex & The City' Spinoff & It Could Be Samantha's Time To Shine
It might be time to pour some champagne and break out your favorite designer shoes, because Kim Cattrall hinted that a Sex and the City spinoff could actually be happening, according to her latest tweets. Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte, and Samantha last reunited on the big screen in 2010's Sex and the City 2, but the ladies seem to have always shined brightest on HBO. Cattrall retweeted a video by talk show host Wendy Williams talking the rumored spinoff and the actor added, "I'm so unbelievably flattered & moved. Can't WAIT 2 get back 2 the serious business of making u all laugh! Fingers x'd." You guys, that is the closest thing to a confirmation of a Sex and the City spinoff the universe has offered up yet.
Rumors of a spinoff or reunion have been circulating for a long time now, but for the most part the actresses who brought the iconic pals to life have stayed mum on the subject. However, Cattrall definitely sounds excited about the prospect of stepping back into Samantha's Manolos again. When a fan pressed Cattrall for more details there was no backtracking from the fan favorite, she simply reiterated that her fingers were crossed. It's not a confirmation, but I'll take it.
Of course, if there is a spinoff on the horizon, the question is would Sex and the City pick up where it left off with all four women dealing with their modern lives and problems, or would the spinoff focus in on one woman in particular? Like, say, Cattrall? Right now, she is the only one talking which could mean a Samantha spinoff is being discussed. Go ahead and freak out, you know you want to.
The topic at hand on The Wendy Williams Show that sparked the renewed rumors was why the world needs a Samantha-centric spinoff. And honestly, a Samantha spinoff is the best possible outcome. Carrie was the lead in the original Sex and the City, and out of the four women, Samantha is the only one who is still rocking a single life. As a sexual woman who is dealing with getting older, running a business, and making sure her life stays fabulous, Samantha is by far the most relevant of the original four characters for a 2016 audience.
The potential for Samantha's friends to come in and out of her busy life would always be there, but seeing Samantha deal with being a woman approaching 60 and navigating a changing New York City would be fascinating on its own. While Samantha garnered the biggest laughs, Cattrall never shied away from making her character a layered, beautifully complex woman. From her battle with cancer to her struggles with monogamy, Samantha always felt real even as she was dropping hilarious truth bombs on her friends.
Not all spinoffs are a good idea, but a return to the world of Sex and the City through the eyes of Samantha is a brilliant one. Cattrall has always been a leading lady, and now is the perfect time for her to headline her own show. The world needs Samantha's wit, wisdom, and killer fashion sense now more than ever. Be part of the revolution and let Samantha take the world by storm at 60, HBO. It's what the public wants.