The Sex and the City spinoff drama And Just Like That… were renewed for a season 2 by HBO Max on Tuesday.
Michael Patrick King, the show’s executive producer, and HBO/HBO Max Chief Content Officer Casey Bloys, both boasted about the show’s success in interviews. It did well for the streaming service, becoming the most-watched new original series launch and ranking in the top 10 of all movie and series debuts.
Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis reprise their roles from the HBO series And Just Like That…, which ran from 1998 to 2004. The resurrection explored the complex reality of life and friendship in their 50s, while the original series focused on women negotiating the path from the complicated reality of life and friendship in their 30s.
“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,”. King stated, “And Just Like That… our Sex life is back “
“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,” Sarah Aubrey, HBO Max’s Head of Original Content, said. “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!”
Scandals around And Just Like That…
Multiple women accused actor Chris Noth of sexual assault, which caused problems for the series. Noth has refuted all claims on several occasions.
The persona he has Prior to the charges, Mr. Big, Carrie Bradshaw’s (Parker) husband, was murdered in the first episode. He was supposed to make a cameo in the season finale, which was shot in Paris, but he was cut out.
Willie Garson died on September 21, while the play was still in production, which was a tragic and surprising loss. Season 1 was filmed by Garson, who died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 57. All but Parker knew about Garson’s sickness.
According to reports, King’s character Stanford Blatch, who was written off in episode 4 as traveling to Japan to accompany his renowned social media client on tour, has no intentions to be killed off. He also announced that he had requested a divorce from his husband Anthony (Mario Cantone).
“We have no interest or plans in killing Stanford. None,” King said in February.
He went on to say that Stanny might not be able to stay in Japan permanently. “Maybe. People change. People live in different places. It’s not something we’ve even discussed at this point because it’s so sad. We had 10 full, authentic, hilarious episodes for Stanford. Those just went away and there’s nothing really juicy about a real death, fictional death you can build around. Everybody knows Willie is gone, so there’s no real trick that we would try to pull to make that non-reality. We can’t bring Willie back so I don’t think we would even attempt to bring Stanford back because that’s a lot.”
And then there was the lingering issue of whether franchise actress Kim Cattrall would make a surprise comeback after opting out of reprising her role as public relations maven Samantha Jones in And Just Like That… Samantha’s spirit is felt throughout the season via text messages she shares with Carrie (spoiler alert: she doesn’t).
And Just Like That… Casts
Cattrall has subsequently gone on to roles in Hulu’s How I Met Your Father and Peacock’s Queer as Folk, indicating that he has no intentions to return.
Sarita Choudhury, Nicole Ari Parker, Karen Pittman, Sara Ramirez, David Eigenberg, and Evan Handler round out the first season’s cast.
Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, Julie Rottenberg, Elisa Zuritsky, John Melfi, and Michael Patrick King served as executive producers for the first season. King, Samantha Irby, Rachna Fruchbom, Keli Goff, Julie Rottenberg, and Elisa Zuritsky were among the writers. King, Gillian Robespierre, Cynthia Nixon, Anu Valia, and Nisha Ganatra were among the directors.
Darren Star developed the HBO series Sex and the City, which is based on Candace Bushnell’s novel of the same name.