How does the cast feel about a potential season 2?
Interestingly, And Just Like That… star Cynthia Nixon was initially noncommittal about a second season. “Even though I’m an executive producer and I got to direct an episode, I am not a writer,” Nixon told Entertainment Tonight on January 20. “And so, that is one of the great privileges of being a writer, that it’s not my job to figure it out, thank God.” Well, now we know!
On March 22, Sarah Jessica Parker thanked fans in her season 2 announcement post on Instagram. “Thank you to our audience,” she captioned a cast photo. “Plain and simple. You are our heartbeat. We love you so. X, SJ.”
Are the new characters coming back?
Che Diaz, everyone’s favorite comedian slash podcaster, is coming back with a more “robust” storyline, actor Sara Ramírez revealed in June.
“One of my burning passions about Season 2 is Che,” And Just Like That… showrunner Michael Patrick King told Variety. “I want to show the dimension of Che that people didn’t see, for whatever reason—because they were blinded, out of fear or terror. I want to show more of Che rather than less of Che. Like, really.”
And Just Like That… newcomer Sarita Choudhury, who stars as Carrie’s realtor friend Seema Patel, is hopeful about season 2. “Just the other day, I was thinking, I wonder. Because there’s a point where they let you know if there is or not and we’re not at that point yet,” she told Entertainment Tonight in January 2022. “I was thinking, God, I hope there is, And also, I was thinking, you know when you bring in new characters and you just start establishing and everyone’s getting used to all of us having grown up, Carrie’s grown up. I feel like the second [season] would be able to just jump into who they really are as opposed to getting the audience used to seeing what they’re seeing. So I would love a second season, but I really don’t know.”
Could Kim Cattrall appear in season 2?
It’s highly unlikely, despite a major development in the finale where—spoiler—Samantha agrees to get drinks with Carrie via text. Showrunner Michael Patrick King told Variety that no one should get their hopes up for a Cattrall return. “The only place I participate in magical thinking is in fiction,” he said. “You take people at their word, and you’re a smart producer—you don’t back yourself into a corner. Magically thinking, it’s great to have Samantha. I have no realistic expectation of Kim Cattrall ever appearing again.”
In February, Parker laid rumors and speculations that Cattrall may one day appear in the Sex and the City revival to rest. This is a pretty big development, considering Cattrall’s disinterest in the reboot seems to stem from her fractured relationship with Parker. When asked by Variety whether she’d be comfortable with Cattrall making a return, she responded, “I don’t think I would, because I think there’s just too much public history of feelings on her part that she’s shared. I haven’t participated in or read articles, although people are inclined to let me know.”