There always seems to be at least one upcoming TV show we can’t wait to watch, from the juiciest BBC dramas and ITV thrillers to highly anticipated book-to-screen adaptations. The Sex and the City reboot, And Just Like That was one show that occupied our minds for months, as fans of the original series were teased with amazing outfit snaps and potential storylines.
When it finally landed on screens in December 2021, there was quite a varied reaction to the modern take on the iconic show and characters. Some viewers fell right back in love with the Sex and the City stories, while others couldn’t get on board.
Despite the controversy, the chief content officer for HBO and HBO Max, Casey Bloys, told Variety that the show had been the streamer’s most successful original series to date. So it doesn’t come as too much of a surprise to see And Just Like That will be returning for season 2.
In a statement, showrunner Michael Patrick King said: ‘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.
‘We did something that was hard to do, which is we took something familiar and did make it new – for better and for worse.’
As it’s early days, there’s no word on when we might expect to see the second series, or what the storyline will be. Although, the finale of season one left plenty of room for plots to expand. What does the future hold for Carrie and her new podcast? Is Miranda and Che’s romance going to continue? What else will Charlotte find out about her family? And we can’t forget about that text between Carrie and Samantha, agreeing to meet for a drink – does this mean Kim Cattrall could return?
One character that really left fans divided was non-binary podcaster and comedian Che Diaz, but it turns out the second season is going to focus on them even more. The end of the first season saw Che about to move to Los Angeles to film a TV pilot, and Miranda was deciding whether to join them.
Speaking to Variety, showrunner Michael Patrick King said he was interested in expanding on Che’s storyline.
‘One of my burning passions about Season 2 is Che,’ he explained. ‘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.’
In the interview, Sara Ramirez (who plays Che and also identifies as non-binary), teased that they’d seen a preview of their storyline in season 2 of And Just Like That, which picks up three weeks after they leave for Los Angeles.
‘The first season was judging a book by its cover,’ Sara explained, ‘and season two is about reading the book.’
Stay tuned for more updates!