'Sex and the City' reboot replaces Samantha with non-binary character

Sara Ramirez will star in the Sex and the City revival series as a non-binary character with they/them pronouns.

HBO Max has confirmed Sara will play a character named Che Diaz in the upcoming "And Just Like That ..." series, and will use gender-neutral pronouns.

Che is described as a non-binary, queer, stand-up comedian, who runs a podcast on which Sarah Jessica Parker's character, Carrie Bradshaw, regularly features.

A description of Che from HBO Max reads: "Che is a big presence with a big heart whose outrageous sense of humour and progressive, human overview of gender roles has made them and their podcast very popular."

Sara's casting comes as Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis are all set to reprise their roles in the 10-part revival series, as Carrie Bradshaw, Miranda Hobbes and Charlotte York Goldenblatt respectively.

Sara Ramirez will star in the Sex and the City revival series with they/them pronouns. Photo / Getty Images

"And just like that ..." is the phrase Carrie would use at the start of each episode of the hit comedy drama show - which first aired in 1998 and ran for six seasons until 2004.

The trio will be reunited for the first time on screen since the 2010 spin-off movie, Sex and the City 2, the sequel to 2008's Sex and the City, was released.

However, the revival series will be missing Samantha Jones, the character played by Kim Cattrall, as the actress is not returning to the hit show.

It may not come as a surprise to fans that the 64-year-old actress didn't want to return because she has been locked in a feud with Parker for some time, and said in 2017 she has "never been friends" with her, before later insisting she "could have been nicer" on the set of the popular TV show.

Cynthia Nixon, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall and Kristin Davis of Sex in the City. Photo / Getty Images

Catrall first publicly spoke of her feud with Parker three years ago, when she insisted she wasn't "friends" with any of her Sex and the City co-stars, including Nixon and Davis.

She said at the time: "We've never been friends. We've been colleagues and, in some ways, it's a very healthy place to be."

The Filthy Rich star then said she didn't know what Parker's "problem" was, before later slamming her as "toxic" and "cruel".

- Bang! Showbiz