Sex and the City, the show, hit HBO at exactly the right time and was thus embraced by viewers as an iconic piece of television history. Sex and the City, the movies, were simply a way to bait fans into what would become a monstrous franchise that hardly resembles what it once was. And so it should come as no surprise that the series’ executive producer, Michael Patrick King, revealed to Entertainment Weekly that there was still one story that needed to be told through Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda.
King says, “Sarah Jessica and I both know what that final chapter is. That doesn’t mean it will or should be told, but I do think there’s one story left. Whether it ever happens is a whole other situation. But there’s four girls, and those girls are still in my mind. There are other stories to tell and characters that haven’t even been written yet.”
He goes on to say, “It’s a very interesting balance of zeitgeist and letting go and coming back and figuring out if you’re done or you’re not done. I listen to people a lot, actually,” says King. “What I do know is that there’s interest, but with interest comes non-interest. It’s all really about the stories, and if you actually think you have something left to say that would make it exciting and worthwhile for the fans’ time, that’s really the question. Not whether you can get away with it, not whether anybody will buy it, not whether you can make money on it. It’s really like, is there enough or more to say that would justify people risking seeing their favorite characters again? And I think there’s one chapter left.”
This revelation comes on the heels of Sarah Jessica Parker telling InStyle in Janaury that she, too, felt the franchise was in need of a third movie installment.