And Just Like That season 2: Expected release date, cast and plot

It's official! The Sex and the City reboot is returning for another season

Sarah Jessica Parker on the set of And Just Like That season 2
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And Just Like That season 2 has finally be confirmed - here's everything we know so far about the upcoming season...

Sex and the City fans were delighted when, 11 years after Carrie Bradshaw and her gang left our screens, the iconic show returned with a reboot called And Just Like That. Embracing and exploring a new period in their lives, Carrie, Charlotte and Miranda kept viewers entertained with their antics in the new series, tackling death, new relationships and motherhood - all with their signature sprinkling of style and humour.

Viewers were eagerly asking where to watch And Just Like That when the finale aired in February last year - and in the months since too, as they remain devoted to the Sex and the City franchise. And now it's been revealed that fans won't have to wait much longer for their next fix, as And Just Like That season 2 has been confirmed. Just like TV fans wanted to know all about Murder Mystery 2 airing in March and details of a possible Ginny & Georgia season 3, the same questions are now being asked of And Just Like That season 2. Here's everything we know so far...

Will there be a season 2 of And Just like That?

Yes, season 2 of And Just Like That has been confirmed by cast members Sarah Jessica Parker and Sara Ramirez, who both posted photos of the new scripts on their Instagram accounts. 

The stars shared the news in September 2022, but it wasn't until 21 March 2023 that HBO max confirmed the renewal of the show for a second season. Showrunner Michael Patrick King told The Hollywood Reporter: "I am delighted and excited to tell more stories about these vibrant, bold characters — played by these powerful, amazing actors. The fact is, we're all thrilled. And Just Like That... our Sex life is back."

HBO Max head of original content Sarah Aubrey added, "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 two."

Rumours of a second season of the Sex and the City reboot have been around for a while, partly fuelled by creator Michael Patrick King himself in December 2021. When quized by Emmy Magazine on the possibility of series 2, he said: "I don't know. As we were working, it always felt like the beginning. It didn't feel like a beginning, middle and an end. So I think it's possible to keep going — if we have enough good stories."

In early February 2022, viewers began speculating that a season two was all but confirmed after a fan social media account shared the official HBO poster for the And Just Like That documentary.

Eagled-eye followers noted that it said "a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the first season" - this was significant as it didn't specify that it was a documentary about a limited series but rather the "first season". 

In months since, Sarah Jessica Parker further excited Sex and the City fans on several occasions where she was spotted filmed And Just Like That season 2 in locations around New York City.

And Just Like That season 2 release date

So far, no date has been confirmed for And Just Like That season 2. Though we won't know anything further until HBO Max shares an update, many have speculated that the new season is likely to air in summer 2023.

The first series of And Just Like That was officially confirmed by the three main stars on 10 January 2021, with the first episode airing 11 months later on December 9, 2021. If the second series follow the same timescale, this suggests that we can expect it to air either in later summer 2023 - 11 months after the stars posted the scripts on social media. 

And Just Like That season 2 cast

Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis will all be returning, along with season one cast members Mario Cantone, David Eigenberg, Evan Handler, Sara Ramirez, Sarita Choudhury, Nicole Ari Parker and Karen Pittman.

The big news on the And Just Like That season 2 came in August 2022, when Deadline reported that John Corbett would be joining the cast and reprising his role as Carrie’s ex-fiancé Aidan Shaw.

The rumours were confirmed in January 2023, when Sarah Jessica Parker posted several photos on Instagram showing her on set with Corbett. She later posted a photo of the pair kissing on the streets of New York.

More recently, the And Just Like That official Twitter page shared a photo of an unexpected star who looks set to join the cast for season two. The photo showed singer Sam Smith next to a trailer, with the caption "Up to something unholy on set."

In other cast-related news, sadly actor Willie Garson died aged 57 in September 2021, and therefore his character, Stanford Blatch, will not appear in And Just Like That season two.

Mario Cantone, who played Garson's partner Anthony Marentinosaid in an interview with E! News: "We miss him terribly. We really do. He's definitely talked about in the next season. We keep him alive. I miss him a lot."

As for Mr Big - aka Chris Noth - it's understood he won't be returning to And Just Like That season 2. In episode 1 of the first season, Carrie's husband dies of a heart attack, and while it was reported that he would be making a reappearance in the show's finale as part of a flashback sequence, in the end show bosses re-edited and cut these scenes from the And Just Like That finale following accusations of sexual assault against the star - claims which he denies.

Will Kim Cattrall be in And Just Like That season 2?

It is highly unlikely that Kim Cattrall will star in And Just Like That season 2. The Canadian actress, who played Samantha Jones in the original series and the two films, did not appear in the first season of the show. 

Explaining Samantha's absence from And Just Like That season 1, viewers were told that she is now living in London. Carrie explains in episode 1 that the two fell out after she dropped Samantha as her PR representative for financial reasons, and that Samantha has distanced herself from the trio as a result.

But despite not being present in the show, there are a few nods to Kim Cattrall's character. During Mr Big's funeral in episode 2, Samantha sends a bunch of white flowers to pay her respects.

In a later episode, the two friends share a text exchange, after Carrie shared an anecdote about them live on her podcast. "Hi, Long story - short. I wanted to let you know, I mentioned that you pulled out my diaphragm on a podcast," messaged Carrie. To which Samantha replied: "One of my finest hours."

Carrie added: "Hope that's okay". Before Samantha shared: "Of course. I love that your vagina is getting air time."

Carrie follows up with an "I miss you" message and the conversation comes to an end.

And Just Like That season 2 plot

Nothing has officially confirmed about the And Just Like That season 2 plot, but it seems safe to assume that Carrie and Aiden are back together, after the show's official Instagram account shared photos of the pair kissing.

Fans will also get to find out if Seema and club owner Z, who began dating at the end of season one, are still be together, and if Charlotte and her husband are still as loved-up as ever - and how they're coming to terms with their daughters beginning to date.

Viewers might also be wondering if Che and Miranda have split up, after the unpopular storyline saw the latter ended her relationship with husband Steve for the comedian.

Where to catch up on episodes of And Just like That

You can catch up with all episodes of And Just Like That on Sky, Now TV and Amazon Prime in the UK and HBO Max in America. However, you do have to pay extra to download the series on Amazon Prime. Each episode costs £2.49 in HD, or you can purchase the whole season for £17.99.

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