‘Sex and the City’ alum, Kim Cattrall, is heading to a different reboot, not necessarily the one fans may have wanted. The Golden Globe recipient will star in the reimagining of ‘Queer As Folk,’ which will premiere on the Peacock streaming service.
Variety previously announced the reboot a few months back, with the streaming service greenlighting the series with a straight-to-series order. Before heading over to Peacock, the rebooted series was set to air on Bravo, the outlet announced in 2018.
Lisa Katz, the President of scripted content for NBCUniversal said “‘Queer as Folk’ was more than just a show, it was a ground-breaking and necessary voice for so many people. Stephen’s new version for Peacock arrives at yet another pivotal moment in our culture.”
According to Deadline, Cattrall’s character in the reimagined version is described as a “martini-soaked, high society Southern debutante with trailer park roots.” Sounds a little similar to…well, you know.
Currently shooting in New Orleans, the series will follow three gay characters living in Manchester and will “explore a diverse group of Louisiana residents whose lives are transformed in the aftermath of a tragedy.”
The ‘Filthy Rich’ star will join previously announced cast members Ryan O’Connell, Jesse James Keitel, Candace Grace, Johnny Sibilly, Devin Way, and Fin Argus.
This isn’t the only show the English-born Canadian-American actress has on her plate. The Blast also reported the 65-year-old star will appear in the ‘How I Met Your Mother’ reboot called ‘How I Met Your Father’ in a major recurring role which is set to premiere on Hulu soon.
Cattrall recently wrapped a comedy film called ‘About My Father,’ produced by Lionsgate, starring alongside Robert DeNiro, which is inspired by the life of stand-up comedian Sebastian Maniscalco.
The film will follow Maniscalo, who tells his old-school Italian immigrant father Salvo (De Niro) that he is going to propose to his all-American girlfriend. Salvo insists on crashing a weekend with her tony parents. Though cultures clash and it seems that the two families have nothing in common, by the end of the weekend, they’ll be ‘la famiglia’.
Cattrall is set to play Tigger, Ellie’s powerhouse mother, a U.S. Senator.
While fans are happy to see Cattrall thriving and living her best life with her new roles, social media is still upset with Cattrall not returning as the iconic Samantha Jones in the ‘Sex and The City’ reboot, ‘And Just Like That…,’ set to premiere next month on HBO Max.
When speaking with Vogue, Sarah Jessica Parker commented on the absence of Cattrall, sharing the series will “have some new people, and we have some people who aren’t back anymore,” Parker and Cattrall had, what the media has categorized as a “feud” for years, with Cattrall firing shots at her former costars and expressing they were “never friends, they were coworkers.”
“We’ve never been friends. We’ve been colleagues and in some ways, it’s a very healthy place to be because then you have a clear line between your professional life and relationship and your personal,” the SATC slum told Piers Morgan on ITV.
“This is really where I take to task the people from Sex and the City and specifically Sarah Jessica Parker, is that I think she could have been nicer. I really think she could have been nicer. I don’t know what her issue is,” she continued. “The thing that still bothers me is this feeling of being in some way made to be the baddie. I never asked for any money, I never asked for any projects, to be thought of as some kind of diva is absolutely ridiculous.”