There has long been a call for more diversity in the Sex and the City franchise. Prior to the announcement of the reboot, star Cynthia Nixon appeared on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen where she talked about recasting the character of Samantha Jones after actress Kim Cattrall said she would "never" return to the franchise.
"I think Sharon [Stone] would be, of course, totally amazing. Kim was incredibly great as Samantha, I think Sharon would totally make it her own," Nixon said of one suggestion. "But I've also heard many people say, including Kim Cattrall herself, that if we were to have a different fourth woman that maybe it would be a woman of color this time and I think that would be amazing as well."
One project Hudson can confirm is the Aretha Franklin biopic, Respect, which has had to move its release date due to the COVID-19 pandemic.