Get ready for a new chapter in the iconic HBO series, Sex and the City. Sara Ramírez will star alongside Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis in And Just Like That… as Che Diaz, a series regular. The ten-episode, half-hour show is scheduled to begin production this summer in New York.
And Just Like That… is the new chapter of the groundbreaking HBO series Sex and the City, follows “Carrie,” “Miranda,” and “Charlotte” as they navigate the journey from the complicated reality of life and friendship in their 30s to the even more complicated reality of life and friendship in their 50s.
The character description for Che Diaz (they/them) reads, “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.“
In a press release, Michael Patrick King Executive Producer said, “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.”
Ramírez made history portraying the longest-running LGBTQ+ character on TV, orthopedic surgeon “Dr. Callie Torres,” for over a decade on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy. Back in 2017, they joined CBS’s Madam Secretary as a series regular playing policy advisor “Kat Sandoval.” For Ramírez’s performance as Lady of the Lake in the Broadway smash-hit Monty Python’s Spamalot, they earned both a Tony Award and an Outer Critics Award.
They have executive produced three films: Loserville, Out of Exile: Daniel’s Story, and The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson. As a voice for equity and inclusion, Ramírez was awarded 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. Ramírez has also been acknowledged by the City of Los Angeles as a queer bisexual Mexican-American activist and artist working across intersections to advance liberation.
We are so excited to meet Che Diaz and see Ramírez bring them to life!