Fans are very excited for Sex & The City to be making a comeback and now there’s even bigger news.

The show has always been forward-thinking and pushed many boundaries over the years.

It’s now been confirmed that actor Sara Ramirez has been cast as the very first non-binary character.

It’s as part of a push for diversity by executive producers Sarah Jessica Parker and Michael Patrick King.

You might recognise Ramirez from Grey’s Anatomy.

They will star in the Sex and the City reboot And Just Like That.

New Star

So who will they play?

Ramirez will be ‘a nonbinary, queer stand-up comedian who hosts a podcast on which Carrie Bradshaw is regularly featured’.

The actor came out as nonbinary last August. They explained on Instagram that they have the ‘capacity to be’ both a ‘girlish boy’ and a ‘boyish girl’.

A press release confirmed: “Che is a big presence with a big heart whose outrageous sense of humor and progressive, human overview of gender roles has made them and their podcast very popular.

Executive producer Michael Patrick King said: “Everyone at And Just Like That… is beyond thrilled that a dynamically talented actor such as Sara Ramírez has joined the Sex and the City family. Sara is a one-of-a-kind talent, equally at home with comedy and drama – and we feel excited and inspired to create this new character for the show.”

Kim Cattrall

Meanwhile, original cast member Kim Cattrall said that she wanted to see her part recast in a way that makes the iconic comedy series more inclusive.

But she also revealed she would not be returning to the show.

In addition to Ramirez, TVLine also reported that the reboot will feature three Black female characters as season regulars.

As such, they will be added to the friendship group of Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte.

HBO Max chief content officer Casey Bloys told TVLine: “[Parker and King] are trying to tell an honest story about being a woman in her 50s in New York.”

“So it should all feel somewhat organic, and the friends that you have when you’re 30, you may not have when you’re 50.”

All-White

Bloys said Parker and King ‘didn’t want to tell a story with all-white writers or an all-white cast’ as this wouldn’t be ‘reflective of New York’.

And Just Like That will begin production this summer in New York.

Fans will get to see 10 half-hour episodes.

The news comes the day after singer Demi Lovato revealed they are non-binary and will be using the pronouns they/them.

Supporters of the former Disney star have been praising them for their honesty and candour talking about their experiences.

Will you be watching?

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