Story by: Jack Foley
IT MAY be approaching its final TV episode, but life may not
be over yet for Sex and the Citys amorous women.
Michael Patrick King, executive producer of the comedy, which
is due to end its successful run on US television on Sunday, is
apparently writing a film script and is in talks with the stars
The movie is being viewed as a way to finally conclude the stories
of the four Manhattan women and their social and sexual adventures.
Along with The Sopranos, the TV show has been one of cable channel,
HBOs most successful franchises, following its launch in
1998. It became the first cable series to win an Emmy award for
best comedy, in 2001, and has lasted six series.
A HBO spokeswoman confirmed that Mr King would also direct the
film even though no production date had been set and no distributor
had signed up - although, given the success of the series, securing
a distribution deal should not be much of a problem, particularly
if all the stars are attached.
In the meantime, the final episode will wrap up a number of story
strands, including whether Carrie, played by Sarah Jessica Parker,
ends up with artist Aleksandr Petrovsky - played by dancer Mikhail
Baryshnikov - or Mr Big, played by Chris Noth.
UK viewers will be able to see the last episode on March 19.