And Just Like That... the Sex and the City revival has now aired its first run.
Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker), Miranda Hobbes (Cynthia Nixon) and Charlotte York Goldenblatt (Kristin Davis) continue with the next chapter of their lives in the new series, airing on Sky and NOW for fans in the UK, facing challenges old and new in friendship, love and loss as they also navigate a changing cultural climate.
However, they are not alone as they are joined by David Eigenberg as Miranda's husband Steve Brady, Evan Handler as Charlotte's husband Harry Goldenblatt, and Chris Noth as Carrie's one true love, Mr Big.
The late Willie Garson also returned as Stanford Blatch in scenes filmed prior to his death earlier this year, while Mario Cantone returns as Anthony Marentino.
However, And Just Like That wrote Stanford out of the series in emotional scenes in episode four, explaining the character's absence following the actor's death at the age of 57.
One person who did not make a comeback for the new series is Kim Cattrall, who played fun-loving Samantha Jones in the original programme and subsequent two movies, but the opening episodes address her absence very clearly.
That's not all, however, as another game-changing twist occurs that changes our ladies forever.
If that's not enough we also have new main characters in the form of Grey's Anatomy star Sara Ramirez as Che Diaz, Nicole Ari Parker as Lisa Todd Wexley, Sarita Choudhury as Seema Patel, and Karen Pittman as Dr Nya Wallace.
Back in July, Modern Love's Isaac Powell, Game Shakers star Cree Cicchino, Curb Your Enthusiasm's Niall Cunningham, Ramy's Cathy Ang, Hamilton's Christopher Jackson, and The Marvelous Mrs Maisel's LeRoy McClain were all revealed as new Sex and the City cast members.
If you want a recap on how Sex and the City ended its sixth and final season then we have you covered.
Additionally, RadioTimes.com has assembled all the details on which other new characters feature and how to watch the series in the UK.
Finally, if you're wondering about whether And Just Like That will return for a second season then you are not alone.
And Just Like That UK release date
Sex and the City sequel series And Just Like That premiered in the UK on Thursday 9th December 2021.
The first two episodes launched on the same day, matching the same release as the US.
The 10-part series is airing on HBO Max in the US.
The series was officially announced via the social media accounts of the three main stars in January 2021 and followed weeks of rumours that a revival was in the works at the streaming service.
The series wrapped filming in December 2021, with Cynthia Nixon writing on Instagram: #AndJustLikeThat...it's a wrap! [applause emoji, film camera emoji For the very late final night of shooting had to send off this A+ cast and crew in style and with @NYCLoveCoffee in hand. [coffee cup emoji] I'm so grateful and in awe of what our incredible crew accomplished. My thanks to each and every one of you. [red heart emoji]
"I also want to give it up for the badass team that helped me become Miranda every day for AJLT & some ever since SATC! [heart is full emoji, heart-eyed cat emoji] Zoom in to our matching aviator wear to see the words that inspired the Miranda Unit for this next chapter [crown emoji]".
How to watch And Just Like That in the UK
And Just Like That is available to watch in the UK on Sky Comedy and on streaming service NOW.
The 10-part series will be available on the platform in the UK & Ireland, Italy, Germany, Austria & Switzerland.
New episodes are being released weekly and are available to watch every Thursday.
The show is available on an Entertainment Pass, which costs £9.99 per month, with a seven-day free trial available for all first-time subscribers.
To subscribe, go to the NOW TV website and create an account, then click the TV Passes tab, and select which passes you would like to subscribe to.
Meanwhile, the show is also available to watch on HBO Max in the US, the streaming service from HBO which is currently only available in the US.
For US viewers, a subscription is available for $14.99 a month.
And Just Like That episodes UK air dates
And Just Like That consists of 10 episodes which will air over eight weeks following the double-bill opener.
The episodes titles and UK air dates are below.
- Hello It’s Me – 9th December 2021
- Little Black Dress- 9th December 2021
- When in Rome – 16th December 2021
- Some of My Best Friends – 23rd December 2021
- Tragically Hip – 30th December 2021
- Diwali – 6th January 2022
- Sex and the Widow – 13th January 2022
- Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered – 20th January 2022
- No Strings Attached – 27th January 2022
- Seeing the Light – 3rd February 2022
For more information on the availability of the next episode, see here.
Will we get further episodes in future?
And Just Like That reviews
Review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes has 59 per cent for And Just Like That, with an average audience score of 30 per cent.
Despite this, RadioTimes.com offered a mixed three-star review of the series.
Minnie Wright penned in her review: "And Just Like That gets off to a dramatic start. OK, not right from the start. First, we’re walked through the kind of catch-up that’s to be expected and necessary when you pick up a story many years after you left off, in typically heavy-handed Sex and the City style – but of course, we never loved it for its subtlety."
She added: "The show still has its comedic quirks, as well as its clumsy way of handling subject matter which is just par for the course at this point, but if the early instalments are anything to go by, this is a much less frivolous series than it ever was before."
Read our full review for And Just Like That here.
And Just Like That full trailer
On November 30, fans were treated to their first full look at the upcoming new series. Catch the UK version of the trailer from Sky below.
The trailer looks surprisingly drama-free and incredibly uplifting, as Carrie's narration notes how everyone faces consistent change no matter where they are in their life.
She says at the close of the trailer: "And just like that, after all the year and all the changes, you're still you."
Of course, that means Carrie still loves her shoes!
"Hello, lovers," she comments adoringly at her closet shoe collection.
The ladies are most definitely back, albeit without Samantha, who is not mentioned here!
And Just Like That cast
Sarah Jessica Parker (Carrie Bradshaw), Cynthia Nixon (Miranda Hobbes) and Kristin Davis (Charlotte York Goldenblatt) are back to reprise their seminal roles from the Sex and the City cast.
However, the reactions weren't all positive to the ladies' big comeback and Sarah Jessica Parker has hit out at some examinations of the ladies' appearances.
"There’s so much misogynist chatter in response to us that would never. Happen. About. A. Man," the actress told US Vogue.
Cynthia Nixon added: "I think it’s revolutionary to do a show about middle-aged women, with their ageing lady bodies".
Sadly, original series star Kim Cattrall won't be returning as Samantha, Parker confirmed on Instagram.
"Samantha isn't part of this story. But she will always be part of us. No matter where we are or what we do," she wrote in reply to a fan's comment.
In US Vogue, Parker added: "We have some new people, and we have some people who aren’t back anymore."
Samantha is revealed to have moved to London, England after a falling out with Carrie and she no longer speaks to the remaining three women.
Mr Big returned though, with executive producer Michael Patrick King telling Deadline: "I’m thrilled to be working with Chris again on And Just Like That…
"How could we ever do a new chapter of the Sex and the City story without our Mr. Big?"
However, how big a role he plays in the series became clear quite swiftly.
Other returning characters include Evan Handler as Charlotte's husband Harry Goldenblatt and David Eigenberg as Miranda's husband Steve.
The late Willie Garson, who played Stanford Blatch in the series, also stars in what will be his last TV role. The actor appears in the first three episodes before being written out off-screen in the fourth episode.
Mario Cantone also returns as Stanford's husband and the girls' friend Anthony Marentino.
Fans can see a few new characters making their Sex and the City debut in the new series, including Grey's Anatomy star Sara Ramìrez who plays Che Diaz – a non-binary, queer stand-up comedian who regularly invites Carrie onto their podcast.
"Che is a big presence with a big heart whose outrageous sense of humour and progressive, human overview of gender roles has made them and their podcast very popular," Deadline said before the series began.
"Everyone at And Just Like That … is beyond thrilled that a dynamically talented actor such as Sara Ramírez has joined the Sex and the City family,” said executive producer King.
“Sara is a one-of-a-kind talent, equally at home with comedy and drama – and we feel excited and inspired to create this new character for the show."
The show also features Nicole Ari Parker as Charlotte's new friend and fellow school mum, Lisa Todd Wexley.
Sarita Choudhury also joins the cast as a glamorous real estate agent named Seema Patel who becomes friends with Carrie.
Meanwhile, The Morning Show actress Karen Pittman plays Miranda's new professor, Dr Nya Wallace.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Nicole Ari Parker discussed her part in the show along with those ofChoudhury and Pittman.
Parker described them as "four women of colour who are fully realized women with full lives".
The actress made clear that her own character was not replacing Samantha on the show, adding: "When it first came out that I was replacing the Samantha character — which is not true at all, so please write that — I have been yelled at, and I’ve also been attacked with love."
HBO Max chief content officer Casey Bloys said the creative team “didn’t want to tell a story with all-white writers or an all-white cast” because “it’s not reflective of New York. So they are being very, very conscious about understanding that New York has to reflect the way New York looks today" (via TV Line).
As for other additions to the cast, Brenda Vaccaro plays Mr. Big's long-time secretary Gloria Marquette, while Ivan Hernandez plays Franklyn, a sound engineer working on Che Diaz's podcast.
Dear Evan Hansen star Isaac Powell plays George, a student at the Fashion Institute of Technology, while Ramy's Cathy Ang is Charlotte's daughter Lily Goldenblatt, Alexa Swinton plays her sibling Rock/Rose, Curb Your Enthusiasm's Niall Cunningham plays Miranda's son Brady and Cree Cicchino plays Brady's girlfriend Luisa Torres.
Meanwhile, Hamilton's Christopher Jackson is Herbert Wexley, the husband of Nicole Ari Parker's character Lisa Todd Wexley and a successful hedge fund banker, while LeRoy McClain plays Andre Rashad Wallace, a successful musician and husband to Dr Nya Wallace (Karen Pittman).
If that wasn't enough, John Corbett is also set to return as Aidan Shaw for at least three episodes of the show.
The character was last seen in the much-maligned Sex and the City 2 movie where he and Carrie shared a kiss - despite her marriage to Big.
Could Carrie see her romance with Aidan revisited now that Big is dead?
Can you watch And Just Like That on HBO Max in the UK?
HBO Max in the UK is not currently available, and nor have any plans been announced surrounding a launch on this side of the Atlantic.
However, as shown above, UK fans will be able to watch And Just Like That on the channel Sky Comedy and on streaming service NOW.
Meanwhile, if you want to watch Sex and the City's original run, we also have all the information you need.
If you need a reminder of where SATC left off, here is our Sex and the City recap.
And Just Like That airs on Thursdays in the UK on Sky Comedy and NOW.
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