The new episodes will examine love and dating after 50.
Following what seems like a decade-long back and forth, HBO's Sex and the City is getting a followup TV series, according to Deadline.
The fail-safe hit will be based on Candace Bushnell's forthcoming memoir, Is There Still Sex In The City?
Bushnell's newest piece – whose 1996 memoir of the same name acted as inspiration for the forward-thinking hit we've all watched endlessly – is due for release on 8 August with Little Brown Books.
Its focus? Love, life and being single in Manhattan over 50 – all during the age of swiping right.
Rather competitively, both Paramount Television and Anonymous Content have acquired the rights to Is There Still Sex in the City? to develop as a TV series.
Bushnell will write the pilot script and serve as an executive producer on the project, along with Liza Chasin from 3dot Productions and Robyn Meisinger from Anonymous Content, where Chasin’s 3dot is under a first-look TV production deal.
“It didn’t used to be this way. At one time, fifty-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,” said Bushnell in the announcement.
“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 fifty- and sixty-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.”
The follow-up will be set almost exclusively between the Upper East Side and a country retreat, referred to only as The Village.
Further details are as-of-yet entirely under wraps, but if the groundbreaking nature of Bushnell's original work is any indication then it's going to be juicy.
“The original Sex and the City book and series served as a groundbreaking touchstone for an entire generation of women, myself included,” said Nicole Clemens, President of Paramount Television.
“We’re thrilled to be able to continue that conversation from the underrepresented point of view of women in their 50s and answer the question with, ‘Yes! There is more sex in the city!”