The four women who have spiced up Manhattan’s singles scene for six seasons on “Sex and the City” may be headed to the big screen after their upcoming final romp on HBO, the network said Wednesday.
Executive producer Michael Patrick King is writing a script for what would be a feature film version of “Sex and the City” that would essentially pick up where the series leaves off this coming Sunday, an HBO spokeswoman said.
The premium cable channel, owned by Time Warner Inc. , also is negotiating with the four series co-stars --Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis -- to reprise their roles for the movie.
King, whose previous TV writing credits include “Cybill” and “Murphy Brown,” would make his feature debut as director of the film. No production date has been set, and no distributor is yet on board with the project, the spokeswoman said.
“Sex and the City,” one of the signature shows that established HBO as a creative powerhouse and became the first cable series to win an Emmy Award for best comedy, stars Parker as fashion-conscious New York columnist, Carrie Bradshaw, who writes about Manhattan’s dating scene.
Cattrall co-stars as the vixen-like public relations executive Samantha Jones; Nixon as corporate lawyer Miranda Hobbes, juggling her career with motherhood; and Davis as Charlotte York, who married her own divorce lawyer after a long search for Mr. Right.
The series was created by Darren Star, who also originated ”Beverly Hills, 90210” and was an executive producer on ”Melrose Place.”
While many TV shows over the years have been either based on movies or made into feature films, it is rare for prime-time shows to make the transition to the big screen with most of their original cast members. Among the few that have done so are “Star Trek,” both the original series and “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” and “The X-Files.”
“Sex and the City” winds up Sunday, Feb. 22, with a 45-minute finale, following an hourlong farewell special featuring interviews and highlights from the series.