Exit Samantha, enter Sara. Actor Sara Ramírez has joined the Sex and the City continuation And Just Like That.
The upcoming new chapter of the HBO series will show Carrie, Miranda, and Charlotte navigating life and friendship in the even more complicated reality of their 50s.
Ramírez joins the group as a series regular, playing Che Diaz. Che is a non-binary, queer stand-up comedian that hosts a podcast on which Carrie Bradshaw is regularly featured. Che is a big presence with a big heart whose outrageous sense of humor and progressive, human overview of gender roles has made them and their podcast very popular.
“Everyone at And Just Like That… is beyond thrilled that a dynamically talented actor such as Sara Ramírez has joined the Sex and the City family. Sara is a one-of-a-kind talent, equally at home with comedy and drama – and we feel excited and inspired to create this new character for the show,” said executive producer Michael Patrick King.
Ramírez previously made history playing the longest-running LGBTQ+ character on TV, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Callie Torres on Grey’s Anatomy. They are also a Tony Award-winning performer, receiving acclaim for their role in Monty Python’s Spamalot.
Ramírez is a noted LGBTQ+ activist earning both the Ally For Equality Award by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation in 2015, and the Trailblazers Award by the New York LGBT Center in 2017. They also executive produced Netflix’s The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson, a documentary about transgender LGBTQ+ civil rights trailblazers Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson.
They join Sarah Jessica Parker (Carrie), Cynthia Nixon (Miranda), and Kristin Davis (Charlotte) in And Just Like That… The ten episode, half-hour series will begin production in New York this summer.
Source: HBO Max