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Sex and the City is back ... kind of. The show is reportedly getting a follow-up series courtesy of Candace Bushnell's upcoming book. On August 6, Bushnell will release a book titled Is There Still Sex in the City? This new book will focus on love, sex, dating, relationships, and more for women over 50. 

Unfortunately, we won't be seeing our Sex and the City favorites star in this new show. It will center around a whole new set of women. The show will address how being 50, single, and a woman is so much different than it used to be.

Sex and the City is getting a reboot, but not in the way you might expect.

There will be new Sex and the City-ish episodes coming to a TV near you. The new television series will serve as a follow-up to the original iconic show that captivated the hearts of millions for years longer than its six-year run. But this new series will look at love, dating, and sex after the age of 50.

It'll be based on Candace Bushnell's latest novel.

Bushnell is planning on releasing her next book, Is There Still Sex in the City? in August. Bushnell told Deadline that the "book baby" is a Leo and is due to hit shelves August 6 through Grove Atlantic. The publisher said "the book looks at love and life from all angles — marriage and children, divorce and bereavement, as well as the very real pressures on women to maintain their youth and have it all."

Bushnell will also act as an executive producer on the new show. 

Bushnell will executive-produce the new show along with Liza Chasin from 3dot Productions and Robyn Meisinger from Anonymous Content. She's also going to write the pilot episode's script, so fans can expect all the quick and witty banter they fell in love with from the original books. There's no word on when the show will premiere just yet. 

Bushnell says that 50-year-olds now face drastically different lifestyle issues than they might've during the original Sex and the City run.

When talking to Deadline, Bushnell said that being 50 just isn't what it used to be. 

“It didn’t used to be this way," she said. "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.” 

So this "beginning of retirement" age meant having a more relaxed life and enjoying the fruits of your labor. That's not the case anymore for a lot of people. 

Being 50 now is almost entirely different than it was a few decades ago — especially in a big city such as New York.

Bushnell says that being 50 years old now means still having to keep up with people younger than you and look good doing it. She told Deadline, "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 50- and 60-something women look like today."

Although we'd all love to see Carrie Bradshaw on TV screens again, don't expect to see her or any of the original Sex and the City characters in the new series.

This new show, and the book on which it's based, focuses on a whole different cast of characters. Because the book isn't out yet, those characters are still a bit of a mystery — but if you've ever seen a 50-year-old woman who can afford to live in Manhattan, you can get a good picture of what these women might look like. 

It will be interesting to see how these older women view a lot of the issues that are prevalent today: racism, social media, the Kardashians. The list goes on ...

Fan reactions thus far haven't been extremely positive.

This person doesn't think we really need another show like this when we already have shows like The Real Housewives of New York. Which, is a fair point, sure — but TV shouldn't be limited to just one set of shows about older women.

This person wasn't very impressed by Is There Still Sex in the City? and therefore isn't keeping her hopes up for the series.

This person allegedly read an advanced copy of Bushnell's upcoming book, and the verdict isn't good. They said it's "strange" and that Bushnell doesn't seem "interested" in what she's writing about. In their review of the book, they said it was "depressing." Maybe the show will help them change their mind.

Nevertheless, this show could still show older women tackling modern dating in a way TV has never depicted.

Think about how revolutionary it could be to see single, older women navigating and dominating dating apps. How many 50-year-olds are swiping right? Now I'm very interested in finding out. I'm sure dating is one of the main things that is now very different from how it was when these women were in their 20s.