Actress Nicole Ari Parker will go toe to toe with Carrie Bradshaw.
HBO Max announced Wednesday (July 14) that the Sex and the City revival, And Just Like That, has cast Nicole Ari Parker, Karen Pittman, and Sarita Choudhury. The show, which features Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis, is currently filming in New York City.
Parker will play Lisa Todd Wexley, a Park Avenue mother of three, according to Entertainment Weekly. Pittman, who has previously appeared on Luke Cage and The Morning Show, will play Dr. Nya Wallace, a brilliant yet challenging Columbia Law professor. Choudhury, who acted alongside Denzel Washington in Mississippi Masala, will play Seema Patel, a single, self-made powerhouse Manhattan real estate broker.
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Boris Kodjoe took to Instagram to congratulate his wife Nicole Ari Parker on the role. The caption reads, “And Just Like That…Nikki Kodjoe aka @nicoleariparker adds her? to this one. #SATCtheNextChapter. I’m so proud of you, babe!”
Parker has a long, storied career in television, with appearances on Empire, Star, Chicago P.D., and Soul Food. She also acted in Almost Christmas, Remember the Titans, Brown Sugar, and Blue Streak.
According to EW, the casting of Parker, Pittman, and Choudhury reflect showrunner Michael Patrick King and producer Sarah Jessica Parker’s goal of inclusive casting. HBO Chief Casey Bloys told TV Line that King and Parker “didn’t want to tell a story with all-white writers or an all-white cast. It’s not reflective of New York. So they are being very, very conscious about understanding that New York has to reflect the way New York looks today.”