'And Just Like That': 'Sex and the City' to return for new series with HBO Max

'I couldn’t help but wonder ... where are they now?' Sarah Jessica Parker teased on Instagram

If you have wondered what happened to Carrie Bradshaw, Miranda Hobbes, Charlotte York and Samantha Jones since we last saw them in Abu Dhabi 11 years ago in Sex and the City 2, you will soon get answers.

The next chapter of the famed Manhattan friendship group's story will be told on HBO Max in a new series called And Just Like That ... .

The 10-part show will see Sarah Jessica Parker step into the flamboyant wardrobe of columnist Carrie Bradshaw once again, with Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis joining her to play her best friends, lawyer Miranda Hobbes and art dealer Charlotte York, respectively.

Kim Cattrall who played dry-witted publicist Samantha Jones, will not be returning for the reboot. HBO did not specify why she would not appear in And Just Like That ... .

The story will follow the three women as they navigate love and friendship in their 50s. HBO did not specify a premiere date but said that production is set to start in New York City in late spring.

Parker, who will also produce alongside Nixon, Davis and Michael Patrick King, posted a teaser trailer on Instagram on Sunday.

The short video fuses classic New York City shots with images of Parker's character, Carrie Bradshaw's, computer screen, on which the phrases "And just like that..." and "The story continues..." are typed out. Parker's signature voiceover accompanies the clips.

"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, humour and the beloved city that has always defined them," said Sarah Aubrey, head of original content at HBO Max.

The original Sex and the City, which HBO described as "groundbreaking", was created by Darren Star based on Candace Bushnell's 1997 book of the same name. It premiered in 1998 and ran for six seasons.

The show was also made into two films that came out in 2008 and 2010. A prequel series, The Carrie Diaries, premiered on the CW in 2013 and ran for two seasons.

It is unclear if Star will return for the new series. While promoting his latest project, the Netflix series Emily in Paris, he told industry specialist The Hollywood Reporter in October that he had no interest in returning to Sex and the City.

Additional reporting from AFP