A brisk fall and a blustery winter stand between now and the next "Sex."
But speculation about what will happen with Carrie and company? That's about to hit the boiling point.
The second "Sex and the City" movie, due in theaters May 2010, began shooting in Morocco and New York this summer, drawing a flood of fans, a plethora of paparazzi and revving up rumors about potential plots. It's no surprise "Sex" fiends are chomping at the bit -- the 2008 movie smashed box-office records and reeled in $415 million worldwide.
Last week, aptly named British newspaper The Mirror zoomed in on a script Kim Cattrall toted onto the set, enlarged a page and revealed to readers spoilers about character Samantha Jones' storyline.
And this week, Us Weekly's out with a cover story disclosing all sorts of juicy details about what will go down in the "Sex" sequel (besides, of course, the obvious).
WARNING: Possible Spoilers Ahead
Among the reported plot highlights: Miranda Hobbes (Cynthia Nixon) confronts her "workaholism" and shifts her focus to family; Samantha reunites with ex-beau Smith Jerrod (Jason Lewis), the hunky blond whose acting career she jump-started; Charlotte York-Goldenblatt (Kristin Davis) struggles to deal with two kids; all the boys come back, including Miranda's Steve (David Eigenberg), Charlotte's husband Harry (Evan Handler), her gay BFF Anthony (Mario Cantone) and Carrie's lovable sidekick Stanford (Willie Garson), and the gals flashback to when they first met, offering fans a chance to gawk at them in fabulously tacky '80s getups.
But, cue the ominous music, the biggest shocker of all may come for Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) -- according to a film casting notice obtained by Us Weekly, all's not well in the kingdom of Carrie and Mr. Big, (Chris Noth), the on-again, off-again lover she finally married at the end of the first "Sex and the City" movie.
"Big loses a lot of money and takes a job in London, living alone in a one-bedroom apartment," Us quotes the casting notice as stating. "Big gets really low and ends up in bed with another woman. After she leaves him, Carrie discovers she is pregnant."
Bradshaw with a Birkin on one arm, a baby on the other, Blahniks on her feet but no Big? Us Weekly senior editor Bradley Jacbos thinks it could happen.
"Sarah Jessica's a mom, she has new twins," he mused. "It's certainly not out of the realm of possibility that Carrie would have kids."
Another reported plot ripped from reality: Samantha and Big both reel after they get hid hard by the recession.
"The show always tried to take into account real things that were happening in New York," Jacbos said. "They all lived very high on the hog, especially Big and Samantha. It makes for a good plot twist to have these people taken down a notch or two."
But if fans penned the script, things might be a bit different. ABCNews.com asked what you want to see from "Sex" next spring. While some responses ring true to the movie's reported plots, others spin an alternate, sometimes completely out-of-this-world, story. Below, check out the "Sex and the City" sequel that might have been:
"I think Big should be implicated in a huge scandal (such as [Bernie] Madoff). ... He of course is vindicated in the end, but Carrie questions the possibility of his deception with her (in the past) and others." Kelly Walker, Southfield, Mich.
"I heard a rumor that Big and Samantha lost their fortunes due to the recession. I think this is a brilliant story line. It would be interesting to see Big have to financially rely on Carrie or for Samantha to have to rely on her friends for financial support. I think without having as much money as they did before, we'll get to see who Big and Samantha really are. ... I think Samantha should find real love in this movie. He should be 'Richard-esque' without the monogamy issues. Carrie and Big should stay married and have a baby. I feel that this could really cement their relationship. Charlotte and Harry should stay married, but there needs to be some sort of drama with them in this movie. Miranda and Steve don't need any negative drama in this movie. They've been through enough as it is." TreKendria Jones, Beaumont, Tex.
"I would love to see Carrie, Charlotte and Miranda still married and in love with their spouses. It would be great if Carrie were pregnant and freaks out as only she could. Let Samantha remain fabulous and single!" Tawana Hicks, Matthews, N.C.
"I would like to see one of the happy couples deal with an unexpected sick child; maybe an unexpected baby with Down syndrome. ... One of the adults or children could battle cancer." Claudia Quinn, Cuba, N.Y.
"Steve dies, leaving Miranda a widow. ... Miranda is perfect because her character is practical and savvy enough to have been prepared years in advance should anything happen to Steve. 'SATC' can show women they don't have to be financially devastated by the death of a spouse, or forced to remarry to regain financial security like so many women of previous generations." Stephanie Kerr, San Antonio, Tex.
"How about letting the supporting cast have a little more airtime? Maybe more Stanny and Anthony? What happened after their New Year's Eve kiss?" Beckie Pool, Hunstville, Tex.
"I'd love to see Samantha marry someone 'fabulous'; love to see Charlotte and Harry adopt a lot more kids; love to see Miranda and Steve create a bed and breakfast in Brooklyn and love to see Carrie and Big have twins!" Connie Klein, Seattle, Wash.
"Now that Charlotte has achieved her life dream, have her go back to work." Maureen Lienau, Denver, Colo.
"Miranda secretly has an affair with another woman. The affair is revealed and Steve and she must come to terms," Beth Marquez, Houston, Tex.
"Keep them all together. Keep the great clothes coming. Bring a little reality to things like you often do. Let Miranda retire. Let Steve make the bucks. Show the kids at school. Introduce new characters from school. Let Big be a wonderful romantic and no more disappointments from him. Let Samantha use her powers for good. Charlotte moves to the country. They get together to eat often. Show good restaurants. Of course, Carrie writes it all. ... Show us what N.Y. has to offer that nowhere else does, like diaper service. We love that stuff." Laura Campanile, Wall, N.J.
"I would like to see a 'CSI'-inspired 'Sex and the City' sequel. Carrie could get kidnapped by a crazed sexual deviant killer. He could hold her prisoner at various locations ... while still allowing her to post her columns. Each time a new column is received, the police rush to the scene where it was sent from only to find they have just missed catching the kidnapper/killer and rescuing her. Over time, Carrie develops Stockholm syndrome and falls in love with her captor." Anonymous, New York, N.Y.