A "Sex and the City" follow-up is in the works just in time for the summer, but it is not exactly what one would expect.

According to Deadline, an upcoming novel "Is There Still Sex in the City?" will be released Aug. 6, and it is written by author Candace Bushnell, who also wrote the "Sex and the City" essays the hit HBO series and movies are based on.

The book will be about “the love and dating habits of middle-aged men and women as they continue to navigate the ever-modernizing world of relationships” in New York City. Paramount Television and Anonymous Content have already acquired the rights to develop the book as a TV series.

Bushnell commented on why she felt this new addition had to be written.

“It didn’t used to be this way. At one time, '50-something' meant the beginning of retirement — working less, spending more time on your hobbies, with your friends, who like you were sliding into a more leisurely lifestyle,” she told Deadline.

“In short, retirement age folks weren’t meant to do much of anything but get older and a bit heavier. They weren’t expected to exercise, start new business ventures, move to a different state, have casual sex with strangers, and start all over again. But this is exactly what the lives of a lot of 50- and 60-something women look like today, and I’m thrilled to be reflecting the rich complexity of their reality on the page and now on the screen.”

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Candace Bushnell is releasing a 'Sex and the City' follow-up. Here is a detailed view of Bushnell's book titled "One Fifth Avenue" at the Sofitel Wentworth on Nov. 7, 2008 in Sydney, Australia. Sergio Dionisio/Getty Images
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