In the "Glee" episode "On My Way", everyone is asked what they're looking forward to in the future. Sugar Motta answers saying "I want there to be a #Sex and the City Part 3." I'm sorry Sugar, but that dream will no longer be a reality.

After years of rumours and hints of a third film for the HBO "Sex and the City" franchise, it's been reported that the 'final chapter' has been cancelled mere days before it was supposed to start production. #Sarah Jessica Parker, who plays protagonist Carrie Bradshaw, addressed this in an interview with Extra at the New York City Ballet Gala, saying "It's over. We're not doing it." Parker further said:

"I’m disappointed.

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We had this beautiful, funny, heartbreaking, joyful, very relatable script and story. It’s not just disappointing that we don’t get to tell the story and have that experience, but more so for that audience that has been so vocal in wanting another movie. We had a story all planned out. "

Further saddened by this news was co-star Kristin Davis, who played hopeless romantic Charlotte York. In response, she posted before and after photos of her time in the show. In both her Instagram and Facebook posts, she said it was "deeply frustrating" that production for the third film had stopped. However, she ended on a positive note by reminding fans of the good times she had playing Charlotte.

Supply and Demand?

Parker's announcement comes shortly after the DailyMail's report that Kim Cattrall, who played Samantha Jones, gave Warner Brothers an ultimatum: if she could make films she had in development, she would star in the Sex and the City 3.

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Since Warner Brother's didn't want to risk having a film with just three women, they refused. In response to this allegation, Cattrall tweeted "The only DEMAND I made was I didn't want to do a 3rd film...& that was back in 2016."

As fans have supported Cattrall for her decision, they inadvertently revealed that Cattrall didn't have the kindest of words to say about the second film. Quoting a tweet from physicist Dr Chanda, she agreed that her work since "Sex and the City" has been going well and that the second film wasn't worth having a follow-up. Judging by Cattrall's comments, it's safe to say that she said goodbye to Samantha Jones a while ago.

Labels and Love

The first "Sex and the City" film was released in 2008, set five years after the series finale.

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The film focused on Carrie and boyfriend John "Mr. Big" Preston (Chris Noth) finally tying the knot as they reached their forties. However, Big gets cold feet on the big day, so Carrie goes on her honeymoon to Mexico with her friends and reflects on the changes in her life. Charlotte finally gets pregnant after having problems conceiving for so long and adopting her daughter in the series. Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) and her husband are having marital problems due to his infidelity. Samantha is tempted by her old life of one night stands thanks to her hunky new neighbour who's never heard of curtains. Starring the four leads, their loves and other familiar faces, new cast members included Jennifer Hudson hot off her Oscar win for "Dreamgirls" and "Devious Maids" actor Gilles Marini.

Despite mixed reviews from critics and appearing on some worst films of 2008 lists, the film was a financial success. It earned $415 worldwide with $192 million of it coming domestically. It was the highest grossing R-rated female lead rom-com at the time and sparked interest in the series again.

Critical Mistake

A second film was inevitable after the box office success of the first film. Released in 2010, the film followed the four fashionable friends travelling to Abu Dhabi to get away from their 'stressful' lives. Charlotte is overwhelmed with motherhood despite having a buxom Irish nanny at her beck and call. Miranda quits her lawyer job despite America being in a recession. Samantha goes back to her ways of having rampant sex with any man despite it being forbidden in Abu Dhabi. Carrie and Big are having marital problems with the source of conflict being a TV and him wanting to spend time apart. Yes, really. With many celebrity cameos, this film included appearances from Liza Minelli, Penelope Cruz, Tim Gunn and Miley Cyrus. John Corbett made a return as Carrie's ex, Aiden.

Despite its $295 million box office return, critical reception was fashion roadkill. Much of it was derived from the women's materialistic lifestyles being deemed as inappropriate during America's financial crisis. The racist portrayal of Muslims didn't help either, seemingly implying that Western culture was deemed as superior. With a meagre 15% on Rotten Tomatoes and three Razzie award wins (Worst Actress for the four women, Worst Ensemble and Worst Sequel/Remake or Prequel), it's safe to say that the franchise would never recover.

Where are they Now?

Despite the backlash that Sex and the City 2 received, it doesn't appear to have affected the leading ladies' careers. Despite having a stale period with rom-coms like "Did You Hear About the Morgans?", "New Year's Eve" and "I Don't Know How She Does It", Sarah Jessica Parker is still going strong. She made her return to TV in 2012 as Vogue editor Isabelle Wright in the musical comedy "Glee". She's also had many fashion endorsements, including the SJP shoe collection in a collaboration with Nordstrom. She announced in February 2017 that she's partnered up with the American Library Association to set up an online platform called Book Club Central. She currently stars in the HBO series "Divorce" opposite Thomas Haden Church and resides in New York with husband Matthew Broderick and their three children.

Kristin Davis has been taking it slow since her Sex and the City days as a mum to her adopted daughter, Gemma. She's mostly been focusing on her charity and humanitarian work with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. However, she still acts from time to time, appearing in made-for-TV films along with the TV adaptation of Bad Teacher in 2014. She's also dabbled in theatre, making her Broadway debut in the 2012 revival of "The Best Man" and made her West End debut in the 2014 stage adaptation of the film "Fatal Attraction".

Although Cynthia Nixon may not be as much of a household name as she was in her "Sex and the City" days, she's still doing well in her acting career. She made her Broadway debut in 2012 as Professor Vivian Bearing in the play "Wit", which earned her a Tony nomination. During this time, she married long-term partner Christine Marrioni, with whom she has one child via sperm donor and has two other children from a previous relationship. She's most recently been appearing in indie films such as "Stockholm, Pennsylvania" and "James White" which appeared at Sundance in 2015. She received critical acclaim for her performances in both films. She received further acclaim in 2016 when she played Emily Dickinson in the biopic "Quiet Passions" and played Nancy Reagan in the TV film "Killing Reagan." She's also made guest appearances in shows such as "Hannibal" and "The Big C." Her most recent film "The Only Boy Living in New York" was released in August 2017 on Amazon Prime. She's currently starring in the Broadway revival of "Little Foxes" opposite Laura Linney.

Kim Cattrall's TV career has been going strong in recent years. She's also been performing on-and-off in England, including playing the title role in "Anthony and Cleopatra" in Liverpool in 2010 and its subsequent 2012 revival in Chichester. She also appeared in the highly anticipated revival of the Tennessee Williams play "Sweet Bird of Youth" in 2013. She's most recently been seen in the BBC miniseries "The Witness for Prosecution" based on the Agatha Christie novel, and has been starring in the HBO series "Sensitive Skin" since 2014. #Television