The Sex and the City reboot series And Just Like That… has been quite an experience for fans and haters alike. The show seems to supply something to each groups, reuniting viewers with their favorite characters (just Carrie, Miranda, and Charlotte, that’s) while introducing latest faces and various controversial storylines. While the unique SATC paired the gals off with the boys of their dreams, this latest iteration has blown that up, killing off Mr. Big and having Miranda Hobbes cheat on her husband, Steve Brady—with buzzed-about newcomer Che Diaz—after which leave him. (Charlotte and Harry appear to be going strong, though.)
Controversy surrounded the series off-screen, too. Actress Kim Cattrall notoriously declined to take part in the series and her character Samantha Jones has been banished to London. Scenes featuring Mr. Big actor Chris Noth were removed when allegations of sexual misconduct were made against him by various different women. (Noth has denied all of the accusations. Still, the series’ three leading women denounced his alleged behavior in a joint statement.)
Nevertheless, And Just Like That… will proceed on with a second season, HBO Max announced in March 2022. Despite the chatter and discourse surrounding the spin-off, it still broke streaming records, so it only made sense for the platform to maintain the hit series going. “There looks like there’s momentum,” Sarah Jessica Parker, star and executive producer, said of the show’s success. As we await AJLT’s next chapter, we’re gathering what we all know to date.
When will And Just Like That… season 2 come out?
Showrunner Michael Patrick King told Variety that production begins in October 2022 with the goal of releasing season 2 on HBO Max in summer 2023. Fingers crossed we do not run into any delays.
Who might be within the solid?
Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis will reprise their roles as Carrie, Miranda, and Charlotte. (They’re all also executive producers.) Kim Cattrall, nevertheless, remains to be not an element of the series.
Sara Ramirez can even return because the one and only Che Diaz. They confirmed the news with a shot of the season 2 script on Instagram. King guarantees to explore more of Che’s story within the second season. “Certainly one of my burning passions about Season 2 is Che,” he told Variety. “I would like to point out the dimension of Che that folks didn’t see, for whatever reason — because they were blinded, out of fear or terror. I would like to point out more of Che somewhat than less of Che. Like, really.”
In exciting news, John Corbett will reportedly join the solid to reprise his beloved role as Aidan, one among Carrie’s love interests from the unique series. He’s “set for a considerable, multi-episode arc,” Deadline reported in August 2022. HBO Max has not yet responded to the report.
Nicole Ari Parker, who was introduced in season 1 as Charlotte’s friend Lisa Todd Wexley, also hinted that she’d return when she teased to Us Weekly when season 2 would begin production.
Is And Just Like That… season 2 filming now?
Abso-fucking-lutely. Parker and other solid members first shared a glimpse of the season 2 script on Sept. 21.
On Oct. 5, Parker and Davis were photographed filming in NYC. Dressed as Carrie, Parker wore a Converted Closet jumpsuit, vintage Dior heels, and a JW Anderson pigeon clutch. In line with a behind-the-scenes shot she shared on Instagram, she also wore a Fendi ankle bag under her pant hem. Meanwhile, Charlotte looks prim in a pussy bow shirt, pencil skirt, and heels.
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What could season 2 be about?
Not many details are out yet, but King is desperate to expand Carrie, Miranda, and Charlotte’s stories. “I’m delighted and excited to inform more stories about these vibrant, daring characters—played by these powerful, amazing actors. The actual fact is, we’re all thrilled. And Identical to That…, our Sex life is back,” he said in a press release to Deadline.
SJP also hinted: “Season 2 is about resilience and rebound and laughter, and finding laughter more easily for individuals who might need experienced grief. More of our latest solid members who we love.”
After all, there’s plenty to explore after the season 1 finale: Carrie starts dating again and moves on from Mr. Big, scattering his ashes on the Pont des Arts; Miranda relocates to the West Coast to be with Che; and Charlotte learns a lesson about letting go of labels due to her child, Rock, who skipped out on their “they-mitzvah.”
Actress Sarita Choudhury, who plays Carrie Bradshaw’s latest real estate-selling friend, said in an interview that she has been eager about a season 2 as well. Choudhury told Entertainment Tonight about her hopes for the subsequent chapter: “I used to be pondering, you recognize once you herald latest characters and you simply start establishing and everybody’s getting used to all of us having grown up, Carrie’s grown up. I feel just like the second [season] would give you the chance to only jump into who they are surely versus getting the audience used to seeing what they’re seeing.”
Is there any likelihood of Samantha’s return?
Cattrall has been adamant that she won’t be an element of And Just Like That…, telling Variety, “That’s a no. It’s powerful to say no.”
HBO and HBO Max CEO Casey Bloys also previously addressed whether Cattrall would seem within the second season. “I don’t think [she’d return],” he told Deadline in February 2022. “I feel they handled it really sensitively and very well. I don’t expect to have those conversations.”
While Cattrall won’t appear on screen as Samantha, the beloved character will still play an element within the story. (The primary season featured Carrie texting with Samantha after that they had a falling out and meeting her for drinks offscreen.) Asked whether Carrie and Samantha will proceed to text in season 2, King responded, “Yes!” per Variety.
This story has been updated.
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