SATC, which first aired in 1998, was known for its era-defining fashion and celebration of female friendship.
But despite being set in one of the most diverse cities in the world, the show’s creator has admitted regret over the lack of minority characters that were cast on the show.
Darren Star told The Hollywood Reporter: “That’s the one thing I probably would have liked to have done differently.”
“Hopefully it transcended that, but looking back, wow, that would have been another way to make it feel more groundbreaking.”
Star explained how the iconic series, which ran for 94 episodes, was very much of its time.
“You can only think about shows as representing the time that they are being made,” he said. “TV has evolved in being much more inclusive and I think that people do now think about series that way.”
Sarah Jessica Parker, who played the lead character Carrie Bradshaw, has also critiqued the lack of diversity on screen. She previously said: “You couldn’t make it today because of the lack of diversity on screen. I personally think it would feel bizarre.”
During the series, Samantha Jones, played by Kim Cattrall, dates a black record executive but their relationship is disapproved by the man’s sister who doesn’t want her brother to date a white woman.
From Harper's Bazaar U.K.