Nicole Ari Parker revealed on Oct. 27 during an interview with Variety that “And Just Like That” would touch on the subject of race.
The “Sex and the City” reboot scheduled to air later this year will star some original cast members, including Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, and Cynthia Nixon. In addition to the returning cast members, the 10-part series will also include newcomers Nicole Ari Parker, Sara Ramirez, Sarita Choudhury, and Karen Pittman.
Parker told the publication because of the lack of diversity in “Sex and the City” — which aired from 1998 to 2004 on HBO — she was “excited” to address the topic of race in the series reboot.
“I’m excited to be a part of something that’s different for them,” referring to the non-white cast additions. “We can talk about the elephant in the room that there were no fully fleshed-out characters of color, but now here’s the four of us.”
She added, “We’re real people, and they’ve been great to work with, and some of our [storylines] deal with race and deal with real experiences. It’s New York City!”
Back in August, Parker’s co-star Sarah Jessica Parker announced that the actress was joining the cast of “And Just Like That” by sharing an upload on her Instagram page. The social media post included images of the original cast members of “Sex and the City” and Parker.
Sarah captioned the upload, “Oh so fine. I’d sing along to 70’s love songs with this trio deep into any night. @justlikethatmax I’ll see you ladies tomorrow! X, SJ.” Nicole Ari later reposted the same photos on her respective Instagram account and wrote, “These Beautiful Beings Thank you #SJP for holding the whole place together on such a long hot night #bestplaylistever.”
“And Just Like That” is set to debut in December on HBO Max.