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‘Sex and the City’ Follow-Up in Development at Paramount TV

In a competitive situation, Paramount Television has landed the rights to the follow-up novel to “Sex and the City,” Variety has confirmed.

“Is There Still Sex in the City?,” which is set to be released by Grove Press on Aug. 6, hails from “Sex and the City” author Candace Bushnell. The new book take a look at sex, dating, and friendship in New York City after 50. Set between the Upper East Side of Manhattan and a country enclave known as The Village, the book looks at love and life, 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 write the pilot script and serve as an executive producer on the project, along with Liza Chasin from 3dot Productions and Robyn Meisinger from Anonymous Content.

“The original ‘Sex and the City’ book and series served as a groundbreaking touchstone for an entire generation of women, myself included,” said Nicole Clemens, president of Paramount TV. “We’re thrilled to be able to continue that conversation from the underrepresented point of view of women in their 50s and answer the question with, ‘Yes! There is more sex in the city!”

Bushnell’s other books include “Four Blondes,” “Lipstick Jungle,” “The Carrie Diaries,” and “One Fifth Avenue.” among others. “Sex and the City” was the basis for the hit HBO series and two subsequent blockbuster movies of the same name. “Lipstick Jungle” was also adapted into a television series on NBC, as did “The Carrie Diaries” on the CW.

“Is There Still Sex in the City?” is represented by Compass Talent. Ron Bernstein at ICM negotiated on behalf of Bushnell.

Deadline first reported the development news.

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