Your Week In Streaming: From A Sex And The City Revival To Bridgerton Season 2

By Pamela Connellan
on 5 February 2021

What will be streaming soon…

The big news is the iconic TV show from the 90’s hit show, Sex and the City, is getting a remake at HBO Max in the future. The new chapter of the hit series is called: And Just Like That… It will star Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis but Kim Cattrall, who played Samantha Jones in the original series, is not returning.

It’s most likely that Binge will stream the new series, as this network is already streaming the old show. The series will consist of 10 half-hour episodes and is set to begin production in New York City in April/May of this year.

Parker, Nixon and Davis will also work on the show as executive producers, along with Michael Patrick King. The new series will follow Carrie Bradshaw (Parker), Charlotte York (Davis) and Miranda Hobbes (Nixon) as they navigate love and friendship in their 50s.

Sex and the City was a huge hit and yet so much has happened the in the almost-20 years since it graced our screens (if finished its run after 94 episodes in Feb 2004.)

Sex and the City won several accolades including seven of its 54 Emmy Award nominations, eight of its 24 Golden Globe Award nominations, and three of its 11 Screen Actors Guild Award nominations. It was listed as one of the best television series of all time by Time in 2007 and TV Guide in 2013.

It also spawned two feature films, Sex and the City (2008) and Sex and the City 2 (2010). Many of us feel like we grew up with the characters from the series and it’s going to interesting to see how the characters deal with everything that’s happened since – i.e. the Me Too movement, online dating, social media and yes – COVID!

As Sarah Aubrey, head of original content at HBO Max said in a statement: “I grew up with these characters, and I can’t wait to see how their story has evolved in this new chapter, with the honesty, poignancy, humor and the beloved city that has always defined them.”

And Just Like That... is filming this year and will be streaming sometime soon after that…

It’s confirmed – there will be a second season of Bridgerton but until then…

It’s official  – there will be a second season of Bridgerton because the incredibly popular show clocked over 63 million household views in its first season and it only debuted on Christmas Day!

The steamy show was a big hit – many say, because it featured a hot cast, sexy script and it was well – shall we say – titillating to watch! Many viewers are finding they’re missing the series in many ways so a second season is just what the doctor ordered!

Developed by Chris Van Dusen and produced by Shonda Rhimes, Bridgerton is based on Julia Quinn’snovel The Duke And I. If the following seasons follow the rest of the novel series, there’ll be eight seasons in total.

Bridgerton has already showed itself to be completely on-brand, featuring  Julie Andrews as the voice of Whistledown, as well as Johnathan Bailey and Phoebe Dynevor in the all-star cast.

All of the cast are set to return for filming of the new production in the Spring of 2021 but this means it will be some time before it airs. 

So what to watch in the meantime to keep the home embers burning – so to speak?

Here at Women Love Tech, we have a few suggestions. If you’re one of the few people left on the planet who hasn’t watched Stan’s Normal People then this would be a good place to start.

Or for some more old-time drama, re-watch the classic Game of Thrones – plenty of raunchy bits there. Or The Tudors on Stan. For something with a more modern feel, try Californication starring The X-Files Fox Mulder – David Duchnovny. But be warned – this one features some extremely raunchy scenes.

There’s no official date set for Season 2 of Bridgerton but it will stream on Netflix so stay tuned and we’ll keep you up-to-date…

Disney+ Has a New Star Platform but it does come with new pricing

Disney’s new platform called Star comes with a whole bunch of new and existing content from various studios but, yes, it comes with a price hike as well but it’s only an extra $4 a month.

Star will launch on February 23rd internationally and it brings together Disney’s content from Disney Television, FX, 20th Century Studios and Television (previously Fox), Touchstone, ESPN, and more, depending on the region. There will also be over 35 first-run series just from Star on Disney+ before the end of next year.

The brand exists as a base for some of the more mature content from Disney’s many brands. Some of the content that will be coming to Star that was shown includes existing titles like Kingsman, Stumptown and Logan. Previously, most of these titles have been either unavailable in Australia or scattered around various streaming services, but Star will round it all up on Disney+.

Disney has announced Star will have 450 movies and 155 TV shows at launch in Australia. The new pricing for Disney+ including Star will be:

  • Monthly subscription: $11.99
  • Annual subscription: $119.99

This is up from the current price of $8.99 per month or $89 for a yearly subscription in Australia. But if you have an existing Disney+ subscription prior to February 23, Disney will be honouring these original prices for 6 months with the new price hike taking effect on the next monthly or annual renewal date following 22 August 2021.

Is it worth the extra few dollars each month? Probably, and most of us will have a chance to check this out in the 6 months grace period.

You can start streaming Disney+ right here…

At the Movies with Margaret and David is back…

For those of you who missed it late last year, here’s Margaret and David’s review of 2020. This has to be one of the best things to come out of a year that was not one of those to be remembered for it’s assets.

At the Movies with Margaret and David was – and is – an institution here in Australia and it has to go on forever. Here’s hoping their review of 2021 will be even better…

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