It was the reboot of ‘Sex and the City’, but it was also the return of the light-hearted and, yes, very divine , attitude that the 90s series put into the minds and guts of viewers around the world: ‘And Just Like That…’ and its updated feminism lessons came to HBO Max to bring us back to Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte (Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis) as adults, in the middle of the fifties crisis. The return had to take the form of a miniseries limited to ten episodes, which would mark a self-conclusive review of a past that was beautiful, but not always better.
In December we were able to get excited about the first episode of the miniseries, whose grand finale could be seen on HBO Max. We receive it with raw feelings, because it has been more than a decade after the second ‘Sex and the City’ movie, released in 2010, and where we last saw the characters created by Candace Bushnell. At the end of the first season, it was revealed that this had been the biggest premiere of any Max Original series to date, so the confirmation of a season 2 has not been long in coming.
Now we are getting new data from the series. For example, television icon Tony Danza joins the cast to play the father of Che Díaz . But there’s more: What will season 2 of ‘And Just Like That…’ be about? Will Kim Cattrall return as Samantha? What is the premiere date for the comeback of ‘And Just Like That…’?HBO
‘And Just Like That…’: season 2 confirmation
The clues of the confirmation of a second season of ‘And Just Like That…’ begin months ago. In January, Casey Bloys , director of original content for HBO Max, confirmed that the reboot ‘s viewing figures had been excellent and that he is delighted with the project. His words were: “In terms of viewership, it’s been phenomenal. I couldn’t be happier with the way it’s working out for its reception . ” Although this does not automatically imply a second season, it does open the door for the miniseries to be something more than that.
At the end of March, the great news has been given. It was the same HBO who has issued a statement with a quote from Michael Patrick King: “I am delighted and excited to tell more stories about these vibrant and bold characters , played by these powerful and incredible actresses. The fact is that we are all excited. With “And just like that…” our sex life is back”
For her part, the current Director of Original Content for HBO Max, Sarah Aubrey , has said: “We have loved the cultural conversation generated by these characters and their stories, set in a world that 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 we have in store for season two!” .
We go on to talk about the team, synopsis, cast, and the other details that end up making a continuation worthwhile.HBO
‘And Just Like That…’: Season 2 premiere date
Despite the confirmation of a second season, it is still too early to determine a premiere date. Of course, Sarah Jessica Parker confirmed having had conversations with King, also an executive producer, about the beginning of season 2: “Michael and I talked two weeks ago and said: ‘Well, when are we going to talk about this?’There’s a schedule and you don’t want to let too much time go by. It feels like now is the time.”
So, gentlemen of HBO: when the announcement? During the interview given to Variety, the team stated that the second season will start production in October , with the intention of launching on HBO Max in the summer of 2023.
‘And Just Like That…’: Synopsis from Season 2
With an arc that closes automatically (don’t worry, this news is without spoilers), the next installment of episodes can open in totally unpredictable directions. What Julie Rottenberg and Elisa Zuritsky , screenwriters, did reveal was the criterion that will guide their hand, in the event of a second season: not to repeat itself.
They said, “The reality is that we try not to repeat. It’s a gold mine of where you can go. We like the people, and [the characters] are all complex. Some have more flaws than others. For some, their flaws are not yet known. ” have been revealed. So who knows where it might go?”HBO
‘And Just Like That…’
Today, it’s hard not to be aware of the war between actress Kim Cattrall, behind the character of Samantha, and the rest of the cast and crew (and universe in general) of ‘Sex and the City’. It happens that, not having killed her in fiction, there were still fans hoping to see Samantha in the second season of the reboot . After all, in the first one she is working in London, distanced and angry with the rest of the group.
But Michael Patrick King , showrunner of ‘And Just Like That…’ and director of the ‘Sex in New York’ movies, is clear: “No. There has never been any intention for Kim to participate in ‘And Just Like That. ‘, because he said what he said. The only place I use magical thinking is in fiction. But you have to take people at their word, and be a smart producer… you can’t corner yourself. Thinking magically Samantha is great to have. But I don’t have realistic expectations of Kim Cattrall coming back.”