Sex And The City returns – but without Kim Cattrall

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Sex And The City will be back with a "new chapter" – but without actress Kim Cattrall.

Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis will star in And Just Like That, a new TV series.

Fans will see their characters Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte in the "even more complicated reality of life and friendship in their 50s".

Cattrall played man-eater Samantha in the hit TV series, which ran from 1998 to 2004.

Rumours of a rift with Parker were fuelled when Cattrall said the cast were "never friends" and that Parker "could have been nicer" after Cattrall turned down another movie.

Parker has now released a trailer, featuring the New York backdrop, on her Instagram account.

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UNITED STATES - JUNE 03: Actresses Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrell, Cynthia Nixon and Kristen Davis (l. to r.) arrive at the Sony Theatre for the screening of the HBO series 'Sex and the City.' (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
(Original Caption) Sarah Jessica Parker and her husband Matthew Broderick. (Photo by Steve Azzara/Corbis via Getty Images)
(L-R) Cast of Sex and the City Kristin Davis, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattral and Cynthia Nixon on the set of the HBO series. (Photo by Dave Allocca/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
382260 05: (L-R) Kristin Davis, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall and Cynthia Nixon star in the comedy series 'Sex And The City' now in its third season. (Photo by HBO/Newsmakers)
382260 11: Actress Sarah Jessica Parker stars in the comedy series 'Sex And The City' now in its third season. (Photo by HBO/Newsmakers)
382260 12: Actress Kristin Davis stars in the comedy series 'Sex And The City' now in its third season. (Photo by HBO/Newsmakers)
382260 13: Actress Cynthia Nixon stars in the comedy series 'Sex And The City' now in its third season. (Photo by HBO/Newsmakers)
370364 06: Cast members Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Sarah Jessica Parker and Cynthia Nixon attend the west coast premiere of the third season of 'Sex and the City' June 1, 2000 at the Directors Guild on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. (Photo by Dan Callister/Liaison)
382260 14: Actress Kim Cattrall stars in the comedy series 'Sex And The City' now in its third season. (Photo by HBO/Newsmakers)
370275 03: Actress Kim Cattrall attends the Home Box Office Premiere of 'Sex And the City,' May 30, 2000 at the UA Theatre in New York City. (Photo by George De Sota/Liaison)
370275 04: Actress Sarah Jessica Parker attends the Home Box Office Premiere of 'Sex And the City,' May 30, 2000 at the UA Theatre in New York City. (Photo by George De Sota/Liaison)
370275 12: Actress Kristin Davis attends the Home Box Office Premiere of 'Sex And the City,' May 30, 2000 at the UA Theatre in New York City. (Photo by George De Sota/Liaison)
UNITED STATES - CIRCA 2000: Kristin Davis arrives with a smile for a screening of the first two episodes of the new season of the HBO series 'Sex and the City' at the Sony Lincoln Square Theaters. She stars in the show. (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
392326 28: Left to right, actresses Kim Cattrall, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis pose for a portrait in an undated photo on the set of the HBO series 'Sex and the City.' (Photo Courtesy of HBO/Getty Images)
Kristin Davis, Sarah Jessica Parker, HBO's Jeff Bewkes, Cynthia Nixon and Kim Cattrall at the New York premiere of HBO's 'Sex and the City' at Lincoln Square Theatres in New York City. 05/30/2001. Photo: Evan Agostini/ImageDirect
Sarah Jessica Parker during HBO's Sex and the City - Fifth Season World Premiere at American Museum of Natural History in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
Cynthia Nixon during HBO's Sex and the City - Fifth Season World Premiere at American Museum of Natural History in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon and Kim Cattrall (Photo by D. Kambouris/WireImage)
NEW YORK - DECEMBER 3: Actress Sarah Jessica Parker and actor Mikhail Baryshnikov film a scene from the hit HBO series 'Sex and the City' in Central Park December 3, 2003 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Mainz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - DECEMBER 1: (L-R) Actress Kristin Davis, Kim Cattrall and Cynthia Nixon films a scene for the hit HBO series 'Sex and the City' outside St. Marks Church in the East Village December 1, 2003 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Mainz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 8: Actress Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall rehearses a scene on the set of the hit HBO series 'Sex and the City' October 8, 2003 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Mainz/Getty Images)
Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Sarah Jessica Parker and Cynthia Nixon (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/FilmMagic)
'Sex and the City' actress Kim Cattrall arrives at the HBO party celebrating the 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Pacific Design Center. (Photo by Paul Mounce/Corbis via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - MARCH 25: (ITALY OUT, NY DAILY NEWS OUT, NY NEWSDAY OUT) Sarah Jessica Parker and her husband Matthew Broderick leave their home for the Plaza Hotel for her 40th birthday party March 25, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Arnaldo Magnani/Getty Images)
SEPTEMBER 18: Sarah Jessica Parker attends SEX and the CITY: The Movie-Extended Cut DVD Launch at New York Public Library N.Y.C. on September 18, 2008. (Photo by CHANCE YEH /Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 18: (L-R) Actresses Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall and Cynthia Nixon attend the 'Sex and the City: The Movie' DVD launch at the New York Public Library on September 18, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker attends the premiere of Sex and the City: The Movie at Radio City Music Hall on May 27, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
UNITED STATES - MAY 27: Cynthia Nixon , Kristin Davis , Sarah Jessica Parker , and Kim Cattrall at the 'Sex And The City' New York Premiere held at Radio City Music Hall (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
BERLIN - MAY 15: Actresses Kristin Davis, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kim Catrall attend the German premiere of 'Sex And The City' at the Cinestar movie theatre on May 15, 2008 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Anita Bugge/WireImage)
BERLIN - MAY 15: Actress Sarah Jessica Parker attends the German premiere of 'Sex And The City' at the cinestar on May 15, 2008 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
(left to right) Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, Kim Cattrall and Sarah Jessica Parker arrive for the world premiere of Sex and the City: The Movie at the Odeon West End, Leicester Square, London. (Photo by Tim Ireland - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
(L-R) Cynthia Nixon, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Sarah Jessica Parker arriving for the UK premiere of Sex and the City 2 at the Odeon, Leicester Square, London (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
Sarah Jessica Parker arriving for the UK premiere of Sex and the City 2 at the Odeon, Leicester Square, London (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
(L-R) Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis and Kim Cattrall arriving for the UK premiere of Sex and the City 2 at the Odeon, Leicester Square, London (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
Kristin Davis at the aftershow party for the new film Sex And The City 2 at the Orangery in London. (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
Kristin Davis arriving for the UK premiere of Sex and the City 2 at the Odeon, Leicester Square, London (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS - MARCH 18: (L-R) Actresses Cynthia Nixon, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kristin Davis arrive at the Warner Bros. Pictures presentation to promote their upcoming film 'Sex and the City 2' at Paris Las Vegas during ShoWest, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners on March 18, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steven Lawton/FilmMagic)
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Words, typed out by her writer character, read "and just like that .. the story continues".

And the US actress wrote next to the trailer: "I couldn't help but wonder... where are they now?"

The show spawned two films, including Sex And The City 2, which was ridiculed by critics and fans.

Plans for a third movie ground to a halt after Cattrall indicated she was not interested.

Parker later said she was "not sure if I can imagine doing another movie without her".

Now she has told a fan on Instagram: "Samantha isn't part of this story. But she will always be part of us, no matter where we are or what we do."

HBO Max said the series would be "a new chapter of the groundbreaking .... Sex and the City... starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis."

The series is based on the book Sex And The City by Candice Bushnell, and the original TV series created by Darren Star.

It "will follow Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte 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."

The 10-episode series will begin production in New York in the late spring.

Sarah Aubrey, HBO's head of original content, said: "I grew up with these characters, and I can't wait to see how their story has evolved in this new chapter, with the honesty, poignancy, humour and the beloved city that has always defined them."

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