Since Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis announced their return for HBO Max’s “ And Just Like That … ”, there has been speculation about the lack of a fan-favorite character played by Kim Cattrall.
After Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis announced on Jan. 10 that they were bringing the Sex and the City gang together for an HBO Max revival, and just like that … Twitter went wild with speculation about how that would be new series that would explain the lack of fan-favorite character Samantha. Kim Cattrall is not part of the limited series thanks to a longstanding feud with Parker.
Her exit from the franchise begs the question of how Samantha’s absence from the series is explained. The online sports betting Bovada charges potential action points by allowing players to hedge bets on Samantha’s whereabouts. The bets in order include: She died (+130); moved out of New York (+250); not mentioned at all (+450); still lives in New York (+450); and limited to one prison or facility (+750). Death is the best bet yet, with a return of $ 30 on a $ 100 bet.
A Bovada spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter that the bet is the second most popular bet on a fiction TV show in the company’s history. The company plans to keep the prop available for betting until filming starts in the spring. It could remain active until the premiere date, which has not yet been announced, if no spoilers break out by then.
As of now, the only statements that have come up regarding Cattrall’s absence came from Parker on Instagram, where she replied to a follower and said, “Samantha is not part of this story. But it will always be part of us. No matter where we are or what we do. “
A version of this story first appeared in the January 20 issue of Hollywood Reporter magazine. Click here to login.