And Just Like That season 2: Release date, trailer and latest news
The Sex and the City revival ended its first season full of possibilities - but when will Carrie Bradshaw return?
And Just Like That... the Sex and the City revival is back for a second season, and it's certainly been drama-filled so far.
Season 2 brings Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker), Miranda Hobbes (Cynthia Nixon) and Charlotte York Goldenblatt (Kristin Davis) back on our screens as the trio continue with the next chapter of their lives.
And it looks like there's more drama to come, with Kim Cattrall set to reprise her role as Samantha Jones in the popular sitcom’s spin-off.
"Secret's out!!" the official "And Just Like That..," The Twitter account said on Wednesday (31st May) ahead of season 2's premiere, confirming that Cattrall would be back to reprise her role in the second season of the Max show.
According to Variety, the star shot her dialogue back in March without seeing or speaking to the rest of the stars of the series, including Sarah Jessica Parker, and is set to appear in just one scene - a phone conversation with Carrie Bradshaw (Parker).
In the first season, Carrie contacted Samantha via text message and in the finale, the pair made a plan to reunite and make amends.
Here is everything we know about when the second season of the Sex and the City revival And Just Like That.
And Just Like That season 2 release date
And Just Like That season 2 launched on Thursday 22nd June 2023 on NOW.
The month of release was confirmed in the trailer for the second season.
In a statement, Sarah Aubrey, the head of original content at HBO Max, said of the renewal: "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.
"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!"
Executive producer Michael Patrick King had previously addressed the prospect of a potential second season.
Speaking to Variety about a return, King commented: “We did something that was hard to do, which is we took something familiar and did make it new…for better and for worse.”
Sarah Jessica Parker agreed and added: “Michael and I spoke two weeks ago, and said: ‘OK, when are we going to talk about this?’
“Because there’s a calendar and you don’t want to let too much time pass. There feels like there’s momentum.”
Meanwhile, Casey Bloys, the chief content officer at HBO and HBO Max described the series as Max’s most successful to date - adding further fuel to the suggestion of a second run.
“In terms of viewership, it’s been phenomenal. I couldn’t be happier with how it’s doing in terms of reception,” commented Bloys.
How many episodes are in And Just Like That season 2?
And Just Like That season 2 will consist of 11 episodes. This is one more than the previous season.
The episode titles are below.
- Met Cute
- The Real Deal
- Chapter Three
- Tragically Hip
Each episode runs about 45 minutes in length.
Who stars in And Just Like That season 2?
And Just Like That season 2 cast is packed with old and new faces.
In addition to Carrie, Charlotte and Miranda, we will also see the return of the girls’ friend Anthony Marentino (Mario Cantone), who is now divorced and single after Stanford left him to move to Japan.
Sara Ramirez will also return as comedian and podcast host Che Diaz in the second season, continuing their controversial romance with Miranda who left husband Steve for Che last season.
Speaking to Variety, Ramirez said: "The first season was judging a book by its cover, and Season 2 is about reading the book."
Showrunner Michael Patrick King added: "One of my burning passions about Season 2 is Che. 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."
The series will also expand Che's backstory by introducing their father, played by Tony Danza.
Another cast member has been confirmed for the second season in the form of one of Carrie's most legendary Sex and the City love interests: Aidan Shaw, played by John Corbett.
Corbett appeared in multiple seasons of Sex and the City and also the second film, being Carrie's most important romance aside from the late Mr Big.
So, with Mr Big now out of the picture, is a romantic reunion on the cards with Aidan?
According to ET Online, "Corbett is set for a substantial, multi-episode arc on the second season... reprising his role as the likeable furniture maker."
Corbett and Parker have been seen filming in multiple locations around Manhattan and looked very comfortable with each other. Is now the time to get our hopes up for romantic happiness for Carrie?
However, we also have a new love interest for Carrie herself in the form of Ivan Hernandez as her podcast producer Franklyn, who is confirmed to be returning. The pair shared a passionate elevator encounter in the finale of the first season - will they enter into a serious relationship?
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Sarita Choudhury will also return as Carrie's new friend Seema Patel, an estate agent looking for love, and will be of a fixture in the lead trio's lives now. Emily in Paris star William Abadie is also back as Seema’s new lover, nightclub owner Zed.
Elsewhere, we will see a return for Charlotte’s family in the form of Evan Handler as her beloved husband Harry Goldenblatt, along with Alexa Swinton as child Rock Goldenblatt and Cathy Ang as daughter Lily Goldenblatt.
Niall Cunningham will also be back as Miranda's son Brady Hobbes - but will he be opposite Cree Cicchino as his girlfriend Luisa Torres?
David Eigenberg will also return as Miranda's estranged husband Steve Brady. Will the pair learn how to adjust to their separation?
And Just Like That also introduced us to new friends of the leading ladies and showed us their lives so we will see returns for Nicole Ari Parker as Lisa Todd Wexley, and Karen Pittman as Dr Nya Wallace.
LTW's husband Herbert Wexley (Christopher Jackson) is also back this time around too.
Also returning is Katerina Tannenbaum as Carrie's younger neighbour Lisette. Will the pair's friendship grow even stronger?
Tannenbaum has been spotted filming around New York with Parker so expect scenes between the two.
Additionally, it will come as a shock to no one to read that Kim Cattrall is making a comeback as her iconic Sex and the City character Samantha Jones for the finale of And Just Like That season 2 in a cameo appearance.
Other guest stars to feature this season include Victor Garber, Gloria Steinem, Billy Dee Williams, and Candice Bergen reprising her role as Carrie's old editor Enid Frick.
Sadly we will not be seeing Willie Garson return as Stanford Blatch due to the actor’s death in 2021. He was written out of And Just Like That much earlier than planned as a result, with the character leaving for Japan and his marriage to Anthony coming to an end.
Finally, Chris Noth will also not return as Mr Big/John James Preston following the character’s death and his scenes being cut out of the season 1 finale.
How many episodes are in And Just Like That season 2?
The second season of And Just Like That will consist of 11 episodes.
This is an extra episode compared to the first season of the sequel series.
We cannot wait to see what lies in store over the next ten weeks.
The premiere two episodes will air as a double bill.
What will happen in And Just Like That season 2?
The second season will continue to examine Carrie's new romance with podcast producer Franklyn, while also exploring her new career hosting podcast Sex and the City.
However, Carrie looks set to be looking back by donning one of her wedding dresses for her aborted first wedding with Mr Big.
And as if that wasn't enough - Carrie will be reunited with her former boyfriend Aidan Shaw. Will the pair reunite their romance?
It seems widowed Carrie will have multiple romantic options in the new run!
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Meanwhile, the consequences of Miranda – now back with her red hair – choosing her romance with Che over her career and marriage to Steve will also likely be felt.
Miranda will definitely be back in New York after leaving for Los Angeles with Che, however, but it seems Che will make their way back to the Big Apple too, sharing scenes with Carrie.
The series will also be expanding on the backstory and family history of Che Diaz by delving into their backstory.
Elsewhere, we will most likely see Charlotte continue to deal with her growing children, particularly with Rock exploring their gender identity.
Charlotte will also be continuing her friendship with the rather fabulous Lisa Todd Wexley, who we will finally learn more about.
Finally, the future of Nya's marriage and Seema's new romance will also need to be followed up.
And Just Like That season 2 trailer
Max has released a trailer for And Just Like That season 2, giving viewers a tease of what's to come.
The trailer teases a number of the show's new storylines, including Carrie having lots of "grief sex", Miranda advancing her romance with Che, Charlotte dealing with Lily wishing to lose her virginity and Carrie reuniting with Aidan!
Catch the clip below.
Additionally, the series has been posting behind-the-scenes footage of the show on their official social media accounts. One such clip shows stars Sarah Jessica Parker and Cynthia Nixon walking through Central Park, New York City.
Read our recap on how the original series ended.
And Just Like That... season 2 will air on Sky Comedy and NOW in the UK from Thursday 22nd June 2023 and on HBO Max in the US.
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