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And Just Like That… Season 2: Everything We Know About the Sex and the City Reboot

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To the surprise of perhaps no one, HBO Max’s buzzy Sex and the City revival, And Just Like That…, is getting a second season.

The series had its fair share of highs (see Carrie’s iconic looks returning) and lows (Big’s tragic Peloton episode). But no matter where you stand on Miranda and Che Diaz, the show undoubtedly had us talking. And just like that, the discourse is sure to continue in season two.

While the season 1 finale wrapped up a lot of storylines, it left some things hanging. More of Carrie’s dating life, please! And don’t you desperately want to know how long Miranda and Che will last as a couple? Here’s what we know about the second season of And Just Like That… so far.

For one, is season 2 of And Just Like That… happening?

Yes! “I am delighted and excited to tell more stories about these vibrant, bold characters—played by these powerful, amazing actors,” executive producer Michael Patrick King said in a statement, released on Tuesday, March 22, per People. “The fact is, we're all thrilled. And Just like That… our sex life is back.”

Head of original content at HBO Max Sarah Aubrey added that the team is “delighted by the cultural conversation generated by these characters and their stories, set in a world we already know and love so much.”

Prior to the official renewal, King hinted that he’d be open to continuing the story of Carrie, Miranda, and Charlotte (and maybe Samantha?). “As we were working, it always felt like the beginning,” he told Emmy Magazine, per E! News. “It didn’t feel like a beginning, middle, and an end. So I think it’s possible to keep going—if we have enough good stories.”

Casey Bloys, HBO’s chief content officer, also made it pretty clear that the show would continue if those involved wanted to move forward with the story. “I’m going to leave it up to these guys to figure out what they want to do, but I’m very happy with what they’ve done,” Bloys told Vulture in December 2021. “I will tell you, it’s kind of what you want in a show like this. It really does feel like you’re picking up with old friends and haven’t missed a beat.”

Sarah Jessica Parker and Cynthia Nixon in *And Just Like That…*

Carrie and Miranda in And Just Like That

Sarah Jessica Parker and Cynthia Nixon in *And Just Like That…*
Craig Blankenhorn/HBOMax

How does the cast feel about a potential season 2?

Interestingly, And Just Like That… star Cynthia Nixon was initially noncommittal about a second season. “Even though I’m an executive producer and I got to direct an episode, I am not a writer,” Nixon told Entertainment Tonight on January 20. “And so, that is one of the great privileges of being a writer, that it’s not my job to figure it out, thank God.” Well, now we know!

On March 22, Sarah Jessica Parker thanked fans in her season 2 announcement post on Instagram. “Thank you to our audience,” she captioned a cast photo. “Plain and simple. You are our heartbeat. We love you so. X, SJ​​.”

Are the new characters coming back?

Che Diaz, everyone's favorite comedian slash podcaster, is coming back with a more “robust” storyline, actor Sara Ramírez revealed in June.

“One of my burning passions about Season 2 is Che,” And Just Like That… showrunner Michael Patrick King told Variety. “I want to show the dimension of Che that people didn’t see, for whatever reason—because they were blinded, out of fear or terror. I want to show more of Che rather than less of Che. Like, really.”

And Just Like That… newcomer Sarita Choudhury, who stars as Carrie’s realtor friend Seema Patel, is hopeful about season 2. “Just the other day, I was thinking, I wonder. Because there’s a point where they let you know if there is or not and we're not at that point yet,” she told Entertainment Tonight in January 2022. “I was thinking, God, I hope there is, And also, I was thinking, you know when you bring in new characters and you just start establishing and everyone’s getting used to all of us having grown up, Carrie's grown up. I feel like the second [season] would be able to just jump into who they really are as opposed to getting the audience used to seeing what they’re seeing. So I would love a second season, but I really don’t know.”

Could Kim Cattrall appear in season 2?

It’s highly unlikely, despite a major development in the finale where—spoiler—Samantha agrees to get drinks with Carrie via text. Showrunner Michael Patrick King told Variety that no one should get their hopes up for a Cattrall return. “The only place I participate in magical thinking is in fiction,” he said. “You take people at their word, and you’re a smart producer—you don’t back yourself into a corner. Magically thinking, it’s great to have Samantha. I have no realistic expectation of Kim Cattrall ever appearing again.”

In February, Parker laid rumors and speculations that Cattrall may one day appear in the Sex and the City revival to rest. This is a pretty big development, considering Cattrall’s disinterest in the reboot seems to stem from her fractured relationship with Parker. When asked by Variety whether she'd be comfortable with Cattrall making a return, she responded, “I don’t think I would, because I think there’s just too much public history of feelings on her part that she’s shared. I haven’t participated in or read articles, although people are inclined to let me know.”

Parker also shared that she and King “didn’t go to Kim” to discuss the series. “We didn’t go to Kim for this, you know,” she said. “After we didn’t do the movie and the studio couldn’t meet what she wanted to do, we have to hear her and listen to her and what was important to her. It didn’t fit into what was important or needed for us.”

Parker continued, “There’s a very distinct line between Samantha and Kim. Samantha’s not gone. Samantha’s present, and I think was handled with such respect and elegance. She wasn’t villainized. She was a human being who had feelings about a relationship, so I think we found a way to address it which was necessary and important for people that loved her.”

So…what does this all mean for Samantha’s storyline?

When asked about whether Samantha Jones—not Kim—will return to the series, showrunner Michael Patrick King replied with an emphatic, “Yes!” per People.

What does that look like if Cattrall isn’t returning? Good question. “It’s all so new right now,” King said in June. “One of my big rules is don’t tell things until they’re real.”

He added, “My goal is to bring all the characters into the mix together, so that they’re not so much on separate runways.”

Perhaps more text exchanges? An AI version of Cattrall’s face popping up over a Zoom call? A new actress?? Stay tuned.

Return to this post often—we’ll keep you updated as we learn more.

Originally Appeared on Glamour