The women of And Just Like That…, HBO Max’s Sex and the City revival, are ordering a second round. The streamer announced Tuesday that the often divisive, always intriguing series has been renewed for season two. Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis are all expected to return for the follow-up installment.
“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. “The fact is, we’re thrilled. And Just Like That…our life is back.” The rest of the cast for And Just Like That’s second season has yet to be confirmed. However, it will likely include appearances from cast members new and old including Sara Ramirez, Sarita Choudhury, Karen Pittman, David Eigenberg, Mario Cantone, and Evan Handler.
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“We have been delighted by the cultural conversation generated by these characters and their stories, set in a world we already know and love so much,” Sarah Aubrey, head of original content at HBO Max, said in a statement. “We are proud of the work Michael Patrick King and our wonderful writers, producers, cast and crew have done to bring these stories to the screen. We can’t wait for fans to see what’s in store for Season 2!”
The show’s first season finale suggested new beginnings for Carrie, Miranda, and Charlotte. After mourning the death of Big, Carrie throws caution to the wind by getting together with her podcast producer, played by Ivan Hernandez. Miranda is a born-again redhead who defers a splashy internship in order to follow Che Diaz (Ramirez) to Los Angeles for… pilot season. And Charlotte has her own bat mitzvah when her child Rock’s “they-mitzvah” falls apart. Samantha (who was once played by the blissfully unbothered Kim Cattrall) also gets an offscreen moment, agreeing to meet Carrie for drinks after Carrie scatters Big’s ashes into the Seine.
The possibility of a second season had been alluded to prior to And Just Like That’s official renewal. Davis told reporters at a press junket attended by Vanity Fair that Rock’s gender identity storyline was “probably not something that’s going to have a distinct end within this season, at least.” When asked about a Season 2 arc for chic real estate maven Seema, Choudhury told Vanity Fair, “I think it would be super fun to see behind the doors of her own apartment, what she gets up to. For example, if she and Carrie had a fight, who would she call? Or, are her friends all guys? Does she have another woman friend? Or does she not need that? Does she not call anyone?”
A group of VF’s own And Just Like That obsessives discussed their hopes for a second season shortly after the finale. This wish list includes more guest stars, less angst for Steve, a storyline about the pitfalls of dating apps, and the return of Carrie’s regular narration. We couldn’t help but wonder… are the powers that be listening?
Originally published in Vanityfair.com