Sara Ramirez will join the cast of And Just Like That…, the revival of the hit HBO series Sex and the City. The nonbinary Grey’s Anatomy alum will portray Che Diaz, a queer, nonbinary, podcaster, and standup comedian who, like Ramirez, uses the pronouns they/them. They join Cynthia Nixon, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kristin Davis in the ten-episode, half-hour series set to begin production this summer in New York.
“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,” Michael Patrick King, executive producer, said in a statement.
Ramirez confirmed the announcement via a simple picture of the script for the show posted to her Instagram.
“And just like that…” she wrote.
Che Diaz is described as a larger-than-life character with a big heart, whose progressive podcast regularly features Carrie as a guest. Diaz also sports an outrageous sense of humor to go along with their forward-thinking politics and gender perspectives, ensuring a lively and popular podcast. The show brings back three of the original stars in Nixon, Parker, and David, but Kim Catrall passed on the revival. Catrall made clear in 2017 she had no desire to return to the show, describing her relationship with the team as “toxic” and that she was never really friends with the group.
Ramirez made history as the longest running LGBTQ+ character on a television show with their performance as bisexual Dr. Callie Torres in Grey’s Anatomy. They appeared in 241 episodes over 11 seasons. They later appeared as the bisexual, nonbinary political advisor Kat Sandoval in the series Madam Secretary. The Julliard Drama School graduate also won a Tony Award for their performance as the Lady of the Lake in the Broadway hit Monty Python’s Spamalot.
They confirmed they were nonbinary in a simple post to Instagram in 2020.
“New profile pic,” they wrote.
They had previously come out as bisexual in 2016, seven years after their character Dr. Torres came out to her father on Grey’s Anatomy.
“Coming out publicly has given me a sense of relief,” they said at the time.
King described Ramirez as a “a one-of-a-kind talent, equally at home with comedy and drama” and said the team was excited about the addition to the cast.