In a nutshell:
The flamboyantly styled, thrillingly divisive Sex and the City reboot following Carrie Bradshaw, Miranda Hobbes and Charlotte York Goldenblatt in their fifties will be back for a second season, presumably packed with more cosmos, podcasting and disastrous dates.
Will everyone from And Just Like That season 1 return for season 2?
Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis are all confirmed to be returning for season two. The teaser posted on the official Instagram account for And Just Like That confirming the news also featured Nicole Ari Parker as Lisa Todd Wexley, Sarita Choudhury as Seema Patel, Mario Cantone as Anthony Marentino, Karen Pittman as Dr Nya Wallace and Sara Ramirez as Che Diaz, suggesting that they, too, will reprise their roles.
It’s also likely that we’ll see more of Miranda and Charlotte’s respective families: Evan Handler as Harry Goldenblatt, Cathy Ang as Lily and Alexa Swinton as Rock, as well as David Eigenberg’s Steve Brady and Niall Cunningham’s Brady Hobbes. And as for Carrie’s significant other? The podcaster ended the first season of And Just Like That by kissing her dashing producer, Franklyn (Ivan Hernandez), who could feasibly return for the second instalment. “I know nothing about next season,” Hernandez told Vogue back in February. “I think those things are still being worked out. I had a wonderful time playing the character, so I wouldn’t mind coming back and exploring it, if that’s what they decide to do.”
One character who almost certainly will not be returning – physically, at least – is Samatha Jones, as embodied by the effervescent Kim Cattrall. (She famously declined to be part of the reboot and doesn’t appear to have reconsidered.) However, showrunner Michael Patrick King recently told Variety that Samantha will remain a “text friend” to Carrie, as she was in Season 1. Prior to that, he’d told the publication that viewers shouldn’t get their hopes up about seeing the pair reunite on screen. “Magically thinking, it’s great to have Samantha,” he said. “[But] I have no realistic expectation of Kim Cattrall ever appearing again.”
Originally published in Vogue.co.uk