It is an adaptation of Candace Bushnell 's book of the same name. The series premiered in the United States on June 6, , and concluded on February 22, , with 94 episodes broadcast over six seasons. Throughout its development, the series received contributions from various producers, screenwriters, and directors, principally Michael Patrick King. Set and filmed in New York City , the show follows the lives of a group of four women—three in their mid-thirties and one in her forties—who, despite their different natures and ever-changing sex lives, remain inseparable and confide in each other. Starring Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw and co-starring Kim Cattrall as Samantha Jones , Kristin Davis as Charlotte York , and Cynthia Nixon as Miranda Hobbes , the series had multiple continuing storylines that tackled relevant and modern social issues such as sexuality , safe sex , promiscuity , and femininity , while exploring the difference between friendships and romantic relationships.
But they talked more explicitly, certainly about their bodies, but also about their desires and discontents outside the bedroom, than women on TV ever had before. As if that were a good thing. Mob shows, cop shows, cowboy shows—those are formulas with gravitas. In fact, it was a bold riff on the romantic comedy: the show wrestled with the limits of that pink-tinted genre for almost its entire run.
Carrie has lunch with Petrovsky's ex Juliette B. Charlotte prepares with Anthony Three of the girls deal with loved ones from their past.