back for more! The Sex and the City spinoff series And Just Like That is returning for a second season.
HBO Max announced the news on Tuesday, March 22, just a month after the finale began. “I am delighted and excited to tell more stories about these vibrant, bold characters played by these powerful, amazing actors,” showrunner Michael Patrick King said in a statement. “The fact is, we’re all thrilled. And just like that… our sex life is back.”
Sarah Aubrey, Head of Original Content for HBO Max, said: “We’re delighted by the cultural interaction these characters and their stories have generated, set in a world we already know and love dearly. Michael Patrick We’re proud of the work that King and our amazing writers, producers, cast and crew have done to bring these stories to the screen. We fans can’t wait to see what season two has in store for us ”
Season 1 of And Just Like That premiered in December 2021, with Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis reprising their roles as Carrie Bradshaw, Miranda Hobbs and Charlotte York, respectively. Kim Cattrall, who played Samantha Jones in the original series and two movies, famously didn’t return—and it was only the first path the revival faced.
In September 2021, Willie Garson, who played Carey’s friend Stanford Blatch, died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 57. The actor had already filmed a handful of AJLT episodes, but he was originally scheduled to appear in all 10. King rewrote the Stanford story. Gerson dies as the character moves to Tokyo after separating from Anthony (Mario Cantone).
“Before I knew Willie was sick and couldn’t make it through, Stanford was going to have a mid-life crisis,” King told Variety in February. “The Stanford character has always had a borderline career as a manager, and we were going to find out the fact that it wasn’t a real career. It was going to be Carrie and him, feeling the change.”
A week after the premiere of the AJLT series, several women accused Chris Noth of sexual harassment. The actor denied the allegations, but a planned cameo for his character Mr. Big in the season finale was canceled. (Mr. Big had already been killed in the episode.)
After the allegations surfaced, an insider told Us Weekly that Parker was “heartbroken” about the allegations. “She is fiercely protective of Carrie Bradshaw and is upset that she and everyone else on the show has been put in this position,” the source said. “It is not about the money, but about his legacy. Carey was all about helping women and now, under her watch, women are saying she’s hurt. ,
When will filming start?
In June 2022, Nicole Ari Parker revealed to us exclusively that And Just Like That would resume filming in the fall. “I just found out,” she said, confirming that production would begin after Labor Day 2022. “So keep looking.” While she is given an “oath of secrecy” over the plot of the second season, the actress confirmed that “the fashion will be there and the fun will still be there,” when it returns to HBO Max.
Will Carrie and Samantha still be texting?
“Yes!” King made the promise with Kate Authur in June 2022 during Variety’s showrunners sitdown. The author also shared her thoughts on what Carrie and Samantha discussed during their drinks in Paris.
“It’s so funny, because every single writer has a different version of what happened during that conversation,” the TV exec revealed. “So, I guess something was C Hampen. I think there was a back-and-forth grown up, and had a love affair that they felt was something more important than being afraid to heal. I’m sure that They had a great night. For me, they had a great night and things sorted out. Once Carrie left an old, old love, one of her present love came back.”
King told Variety in June 2022 that Ramirez’s character Che would make an even bigger appearance in the series going forward.
“One of my burning passions about Season 2 is Che,” said the showrunner. “I want to show that dimension of Che that people haven’t seen for whatever reason – because they were blind, out of fear or terror. I want to show more of Che rather than less of Che. Like really.”
The author also noted that of all the characters on television, “the thing everyone is concerned about is a non-binary stand-up comic in the present day.