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"And Just Like That..." will get a second season

Sarah Jessica Parker is ready to take on the role of Carrie Bradshaw and make us dream with new outfits and dates

And Just Like That... will get a second season Sarah Jessica Parker is ready to take on the role of Carrie Bradshaw and make us dream with new outfits and dates

CarrieMiranda and Charlotte are coming back in the second season of And Just Like That.... The official news has been announced by HBO Max, through Michael Patrick King, writer of the series, who in a statement to Deadline expressed his enthusiasm for the renewal of the show:

 "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".

The announcement had been in the air for some time and several months ago the showrunner said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter:

"I want to know more about all the new characters. I want lots more. We have no answers, but we have a lot of questions."

And there are many questions that the new season could answer. The first is: what will happen to the three friends now that their paths seem to be splitting? Bradshaw, suddenly widowed, finds herself starting a new life as a single woman, no longer in her thirties as in SATC, but in her fifties with all the challenges that entails, torn between uncertainties, the challenges of working in a constantly evolving society, excitement about the house she needs to furnish and the future adventures that await her, including the development of her relationship with Peter. Charlotte is grappling with her daughters' adolescence; while Miranda has decided to leave New York to follow Che Diaz to Los Angeles. 

The last episode of AJLT also felt more like a farewell than a goodbye. We left Carrie Bradshaw in Paris, wrapped in a stunning orange Valentino evening dress, throwing Mr. Big's ashes into the Seine from the Pont des Arts, where a few years earlier he had told her "It's you, Carrie, you're the woman of my life". This moving scene, emphasized by the notes of Todd Rundgren's Hello It's Me, seemed the perfect ending to the Sex and the City reboot: on the one hand, Carrie's farewell to her great love, on the other, a message from Samantha (the series' great absentee) heralding a date and a possible reconciliation between the two friends in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower. 

Despite the premise, it will be impossible to see Samantha Jones in the new episodes. Kim Cattrall is adamant and the feud with Sarah Jessica Parker seems far from over. The latest negative sign came some time ago when the actress liked the tweet of a SATC fan who called the reboot trashy and praised Kim for having preferred to work on How I Met Your Father instead.

The highly-anticipated first season of And Just Like That... was a huge success as the most-watched series since HBO's Max debut, but it divided OG fans between those who regret SATC's lighter approach and those who appreciate the writers' attempts to talk about aging, inclusivity and gender identity. Still others believe this new woke version was a little too forced and distorted the characters of Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte. Sarah Aubrey, head of original content at HBO Max, indirectly responded as follows: 

"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 2!"

Actually, it is important to point out that the great views of AJLT are a true success because the series had to overcome many difficulties: from the Covid that delayed the filming to the renouncement of Kim Cattrall, from the death of Willie Garson aka Stanford Blatch to the scandal involving Chris Noth aka Mr. Big, accused of sexual violence by some women. 

In spite of everything, and thanks to a certain nostalgia for SATC, the public has put its faith in the reboot. Will it do so even for the second season?