If you've been desperately wishing for another Sex and the City movie to come out, you may as well be pining away for something as equally attainable as winning the lottery.
During a press conference at a Television Critics Association in Pasadena, Calif. this week, Sex and the City creator Michael Patrick King said he has moved on from Carrie Bradshaw movies.
The startling comment came during a word-quarrel with King and Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry, who took a jab at Sex and the City 2 when asked if his ABC television series would ever become a movie.
I'm never sending these gals to Dubai. That's all I'm saying, Cherry said Tuesday. Sex and the City only did, I think, a total of something like 69 episodes. So I always thought that the advantage for them was that they had they hadn't really plumbed the depths of those characters.
King fired back the following day to defend his beloved franchise, but dropped a bomb about future plans for another film.
I don't think [Cherry has] ever made a feature film, so I don't know if he knows what that entails, but the reality is my second movie made almost half a billion dollars. It's fine. The reality is I've moved on from that. I'm doing a new show, he said, referring to Two Broke Girls. It's the number one comedy.
King said he did not take offense to Cherry's comments, but in the process, made his point clear that his Sex and the City days are over.
It doesn't matter. Here's what happens - you create something in the moment that you feel will be good, and then... people's reactions to it or people referencing it years later, it's a compliment, he said.
King's remarks conflict with reports from last summer when Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker told Parade that a third movie has been confirmed and ever has a storyline.
There is. I know what the story is. It's a small story, but I think it should be told, she said to Parade regarding the third installment of the Sex and the City saga.
Parker did not, however, reveal the release date, or anything else for that matter.
The question is, what's the right time to tell it? she said.
King was present at the press conference to defend claims that his new show is taboo, mixing in too much racial and ethical humor according to some critics.
'Two Broke Girls,' he said, is broad and brash and very current, and it takes place in Williamsburg, New York, which . . .is a complete mash-up of young, irreverent hipsters, old-school people, different nationalities, different ethnic backgrounds. King then proceeded to call the show an equal-opportunity offender.