Longtime fans of Sex and the City may be in for some good news from HBOMax soon, as rumours circulate that the streaming service is gearing up to launch a second season of And Just Like That which is a reimagining of the long-running HBO show.
While original series star Kim Cattrall had initially refused to return for the reboot, executive producers Sarah Jessica Parker and Michael Patrick King have left the door open for Cattrall to return in a second and future season.
And Just Like That was originally planned as a 10-episode limited series for HBOMax, following the ladies from Sex and the City as middle-aged women in New York City. Although Cattrall will be missed by Sex and the City fans, the creators assure everyone that there will be enough familiarity from the original show to satisfy everyone.
Kim Cattrall was invited to join the revival, but her real-life friendship with Sarah Jessica Parker isn’t as strong as their on-screen one. The writers simply claimed that the friends had drifted apart to explain her absence, keeping the door open for Cattrall to rejoin at a later date if she so desired.
There was clearly a concern that people would miss Kim and not be engaged, a top production source told the Daily Mail, but they also said that the response so far has been tremendous.
And Just Like That began filming this summer and has been taking place all over Manhattan. Many people believe that the production has given the city a much-needed boost. With the pandemic putting a damper on things, seeing the girls of Sex and the City back in action has been a boon to the inhabitants of New York City.
Many of the regulars from the original series have agreed to reprise their roles. Other significant stars from the original series, such as Chris Noth, have joined the cast, in addition to Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis.
In late 2021, HBOMax will release And Just Like That.