Sara Ramrez has been cast in the next revival of Sex and the City. The artist, who is non-binary and embraces she/they pronouns, will play alongside Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, and Cynthia Nixon in And Just Like That… as a series regular.
“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,” the logline said.
Ramirez’s character, Che Diaz, is a non-binary, queer stand-up comedian who maintains a podcast, according to People. Diaz’s podcast will reportedly feature Carrie Bradshaw, played by Sarah Jessica Parker, on many occasions. Sara’s character is the first non-binary character on the show.
Ramirez is widely credited for her roles in Grey’s Anatomy as Dr. Callie Torres and Madam Secretary as policy advisor Kat Sandoval. The star came out as bisexual in 2016 and stated last year that they are non-binary. Other notable performances for the comedian include Lady of the Lake in the Broadway version of Monty Python’s Spamalot and policy advisor Kat Sandoval in the political drama Madam Secretary.
Sarah Jessica Parker showed interest in diversifying the cast of the revival show at the announcement of the revival. The program appears to be aiming to be more inclusive than before with Ramirez’s role. In August of last year, the Grey’s Anatomy actress came out as non-binary. She/they pronouns will be used by the actor, according to her announcement. Three black female characters will be season regulars, according to TVLine, broadening the social circle of the surviving characters Carrie, Miranda, and Charlotte, as actress Sarah Jessica Parker and producer Michael Patrick King strive for a more diverse ensemble.
Carrie Bradshaw, Charlotte York Goldenblatt, and Miranda Hobbes, the central protagonists from Sex and the City, will be navigating their lives in their 50s in And Just Like That. Sarah Jessica Parker previously stated in an interview that she wants fans to witness how the legendary characters have changed through time and what they are doing to now.
“Everyone at ‘And Just Like That’ is beyond thrilled that a dynamically talented actor such as Sara Ramirez has joined the Sex and the City family,” executive producer Michael Patrick King remarked. “[EP Sarah Jessica Parker and King] are trying to tell an honest story about being a woman in her 50s in New York, ‘Casey Bloys, HBO Max’s chief content officer, revealed the latest developments to TVLine, ‘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,” he added.
In an interview, Sarah Jessica Parker stated that she wants fans to witness how the legendary characters have changed through time and what they are doing to now. Sex and the City aired on HBO for six seasons from 1998 to 2004, with two spin-off films produced in 2008 and 2010. The comeback series will now be available on HBO Max, HBO’s streaming platform.