Sara Ramirez is bringing some nonbinary swag to Sex and the City.
The Tony-Award-winning actor is set to join HBO Max’s upcoming Sex and the City reboot as a series regular.
The upcoming sequel series, titled And Just Like That… sees original stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis returning to the Big Apple.
Kim Cattrall will not be returning as Samantha. Cattrall has said that her relationship with the rest of the team was “toxic” and she was never really friends with them off screen.
And Just Like That… will have 10 episodes, and starts production in New York this summer. The series follows the gang as they “navigate the journey from the complicated reality of life and friendship in their 30s to the even more complicated reality of life and friendship in their 50s.”
Ramirez will play Che Diaz, a nonbinary and queer standup who hosts a podcast (the character could be based on anyone since it describes hundreds of individuals in both New York and L.A.). 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,” HBO Max said. Carrie will be a regular guest on their podcast.
“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,” showrunner/EP Michael Patrick King said in a statement. “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.”
Ramirez, known for playing bisexual doctor Callie Torres on Grey’s Anatomy and for starring in Madam Secretary, came out as nonbinary in 2020. Fans noticed they updated their pronouns on social media to “she/they.” Later, Ramirez made a post confirming the news.
“New profile pic. In me is the capacity to be Girlish boy, Boyish girl, Boyish boy, Girlish girl, All, Neither, #nonbinary.” she wrote on Instagram.