‘Sex and the City’ is getting a spinoff

It won't be a direct sequel, but it will explore the dating scene in NYC

Sex and the City is set to get a new sequel based on author Candace Bushnell’s forthcoming nonfiction novel Is There Still Sex in the City?.

The show won’t be a direct sequel, but it is set to explore the dating scene in New York City, and it will see Bushnell as an executive producer. Paramount Television and Anonymous Content acquired the rights to the Is There Still Sex in the City? book, which is set to look at the dating lives of 50-year-olds in Manhattan as they adjust to getting older in the digital age.

“It didn’t used to be this way. At one time, fifty-something meant the beginning of retirement – working less, spending more time on your hobbies, with your friends, who like you were sliding into a more leisurely lifestyle,” Bushnell explained of the book to The Hollywood Reporter. “In short, retirement-age folks weren’t meant to do much of anything but get older and a bit heavier. They weren’t expected to exercise, start new business ventures, move to a different state, have casual sex with strangers, and start all over again. But this is exactly what the lives of a lot of fifty- and sixty-something women look like today.”