Sex And The City star Kim Cattrall joins Queer As Folk reboot playing Southern debutante ‘with trailer park roots’
And just like that, Kim Cattrall has yet another hot project in the pipeline.
The former Sex and the City star is set to join the latest reboot of Queer as Folk for streaming site Peacock, Variety reports.
Cattrall, 65, has been cast as a recurring guest star in the LGBTQ drama, originally based on the trailblazing 1999 British version by Russell T Davies.
Another hot role: Sex And The City star Kim Cattrall joins Queer As Folk reboot playing Southern debutante ‘with trailer park roots’
Her character has been described as a ‘martini-soaked, high society Southern debutante with trailer park roots.’
Last week, it was reported that the Canadian-British star had also landed a role on the Hulu series How I Met Your Father, a spin-off to the hugely successful How I Met Your Mother.
Meanwhile, filming is almost completed on the Sex and the City reboot, titled And Just Like That…, that Cattrall famously is not a part of after refusing to reprise her role as Samantha Jones for a third movie.
Though Cattrall was allegedly the reason for the cancellation of the third film, it is unclear if she was ever invited to be a part of the latest HBO Max series.
Trailblazing: The latest reboot is based on the original 1999 British television series that chronicled the lives of three gay men living in Manchester
In the 2018 podcast Origins, showrunner Michael Patrick King spoke about how plans for a third movie fell apart after years-long resentment from Cattrall over Sarah Jessica Parker getting paid more than the others.
‘The show doesn’t exist if Sarah Jessica wasn’t the blonde star of the show, that’s No. 1,’ King said. ‘Kim was not at the height of her career, Kristin was under her in terms of notability, Cynthia was a theater actress – and their contracts reflected that status.’
Meanwhile, the original Channel 4 version of Queer As Folk was set in Manchester, then an American version set in Pittsburgh aired on Showtime from 2000 to 2005.
The original series was written by Russell T Davies who went onto become the showrunner of Doctor Who when it was revived in 2005.
US version: It was adapted for American audiences a year later in 2000
Premiering in 1999 it starred Charlie Hunnam, Aidan Gillen and Craig Kelly amid a cast that included Maria Doyle Kennedy. Charlie later found stardom in America on Sons Of Anarchy while Aidan became a famous face all over the world as Littlefinger on Game Of Thrones.
Russell’s version of the show only ran for a single eight-episode season on Channel 4 in 1999 with two specials released the following year.
In 2000 the American version began airing on Showtime as developed by the writing team of Ron Cowan and Daniel Lipman.
The Charlie Hunnam role went to Randy Harrison, the Aidan Gillen role to Gale Harold and the Craig Kelly role to Hal Sparks.
Few details have emerged on the upcoming New Orleans version except that the characters will be coping with a sad event and will be diverse.
Snubbed: Kim Cattrall allegedly derailed the third Sex And The City movie after refusing to reprise her role as Samantha Jones