(CNN) — It’s been 25 years since “Sex and the City” first premiered and the impact of the titillating series lives on.
Based on Candace Bushnell’s newspaper column of the same name, the series debuted on television screens in June 1998 dressed, of course, in a fancy pair of Manolos shoes, making crude comments about sex and relationships, and depicting positively empowered female friendships.
The HBO series broke the norm for six seasons from 1998 to 2004, transforming from a light sex comedy to a dazzling comedy-drama, and it did so by looking fabulous. (Like CNN, HBO is part of parent company Warner Bros. Discovery.)
“Sex and the City” also spawned two feature films, as well as the series’ follow-up with “And Just Like That…,” which debuts its second season later this month.
Kristin Davis, who plays the elegant Charlotte York in the franchise, posted a tribute to her Instagram page on Tuesday saying: “It’s impossible to believe it’s been 25 years! I consider myself the luckiest person in the world to be part of this story that connects so many of us. She has been and continues to be a JOY!”
Thank you to everyone who accompanied us on this path. We love you,” she concluded.
Cynthia Nixon, the actress behind neurotic lawyer Miranda Hobbes, made a hilarious “How It Started//How It Goes” post on her verified Instagram account on Tuesday, writing: “Before the show, I never thought something so big and wonderful like this could happen to me. And now I can’t imagine my life without it!”
Creator Bushnell also took the opportunity to share an image from the pilot episode (featuring a brown-haired Carrie, played by Sarah Jessica Parker) on her Instagram along with the caption: “Here’s to a quarter century of SATC.”
Oh yeah that’s happy 25 for Sex and the City! #satc25 Thanks for everything. I’m a lucky guy!” Mario Cantone, who played Anthony Marentino in both shows and movies, wrote on his Instagram page on Monday.
HBO’s official Instagram account also joined in on the anniversary, posting a video Tuesday in which Parker, Nixon and Davis reflected on the past 25 years, with Parker commenting, “We’ve built families, we’ve built relationships.”
“I realized that they were having the same experiences in their lives,” he continued, addressing the fans. “We love you for sharing with us for so many years.”
After the 2004 series finale, the movie “Sex and the City” hit theaters in 2008, reprising the adventures of Carrie, Charlotte, Samantha (Kim Cattrall) and Miranda in New York City. The sequel movie, “Sex and the City 2,” was released in 2010.
In 2021, Parker, Davis and Nixon reunited for the follow-up series “And Just Like That…”, which explores new themes such as motherhood, widowhood and divorce, along with sexuality and the eternal bond. of female friendships.
While Cattrall has yet to appear as Samantha Jones on “And Just Like That…,” CNN confirmed in May that she is set to make a cameo appearance in Season 2.
Season 2 of “And Just Like That…” will premiere on Max on June 22.