Following Willie Garson’s death from pancreatic cancer in September 2021 at the age of 57, showrunners decided not to write a death for his iconic character Stanford Blatch in the upcoming revival And Just Like That. In an interview with The New York Times on Friday, December 3, showrunner and executive producer Michael Patrick King revealed that none of the major characters from Sex And The City die in the new series.During the interview, Michael discussed fan theories about the latest teaser for the upcoming show, including that Samantha (Kim Cattrall) and Mr. Big (Chris Noth) were dead because they didn’t appear in the clip.
“Nobody is dead,” Michael told The New York Times. Willie died while working on the show, and he had already shot a few scenes as Stanford. Michael stated that the actor’s death was not included in the show “because it wasn’t charming,” and he was aware that including it would have an impact on fans’ perception. “And I knew the audience would figure it out,” he explained.
Michael had previously discussed Samantha’s absence with The Hollywood Reporter in a December interview prior to the show’s release. “It was never on the radar as number four because Kim Cattrall, for whatever reason, didn’t want to play Samantha anymore while we were working on the [third] film,” he explained. “The show was inspired by these three characters: what is their life like, and who can I bring in to fill in the blanks?” Listen, if I wasn’t excited about the idea, I wouldn’t do it again. And, despite the fact that people believe this is a familiar franchise, there is something new in this version.
“Willie died on September 21, and his co-stars, including Kim, Cynthia Nixon, and, of course, Sarah Jessica Parker, paid tribute. “Willie. Everything about you will be missed. And relive our final moments together. “I will re-read every text from your final days and write down our last phone calls,” Sarah wrote in an emotional Instagram post following his death. Sarah was seen working on the SATC revival on September 27 in New York, just days after her friend and co-death. star’s
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