Sex and the City fans everywhere were simply thrilled when a reboot series, called And Just Like That, was first announced.
And here we are, a few short years later, and we’ve had the pleasure of not one but two seasons of And Just That Like… and a third season is on the way!
If you’re a huge fan of the SATC universe (like us), read on to find out everything you need to know about And Just Like That.
Where can I watch And Just Like that in Australia?
Both Season 1 and Season 2 of And Just Like That are exclusively available to watch on the Australian streaming platform BINGE.
Is there going to be a Season 3 of And Just Like That?
Yes! On August 23, 2023 it was announced that And Just Like That had been given the greenlight to produce a third season. It will likely be released in 2024.
Who is in And Just Like That?
And Just Like That is a continuation of the Sex and the City series and films, so most of the original cast has returned. And Just Like That stars Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw, Cynthia Nixon as Miranda Hobbs and Kristin Davis as Charlotte York Goldenblatt.
Sex and the City regulars Mario Cantone (Anthony Marentino), Evan Handler (Harry Goldenblatt) and David Eigenberg (Steve Brady) star in And Just Like That too.
The series also features Chris Noth as John ‘Mr Big’ Preston in Season 1, John Corbett as Aidan Shaw in Season 2 and Willie Garson as Stanford Blatch in Season 1; the actor tragically passed away of pancreatic cancer during filming for Season 1 and so, Stanford had to be written out of the show.
Additionally, the Sex and the City reboot introduced us to several new characters: Che Diaz, played by Sara Ramirez, Lisa Todd Wexley, played by Nicole Ari Parker, Seema Patel, played by Sarita Choudhury, and Dr. Nya Wallace, played by Karen Pittman.
Why is Samantha not in And Just Like That?
Samantha Jones, played by Kim Cattrall, appeared in every single episode of Sex and the City as well as the two films Sex and the City and Sex and the City 2. So Samantha’s absence in Season 1 of And Just Like That is extremely noticeable.
But the reason Samantha doesn’t appear is because Kim had a very public falling out with Sarah Jessica.
It all began in October 2017, when Kim – during an interview with Piers Morgan – said she had a “toxic relationship” with SJP.
“We’ve never been friends. We’ve been colleagues and in some ways it’s a very healthy place to be because then you have a clear line between your professional life and relationship and your personal [life],” Kim went on to say.
Sarah Jessica responded to Kim’s comments in February 2018 during an appearance on Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live.
“I don’t know; I found it really upsetting because that’s, you know, that’s not the way I recall our experience,” she said.
Then, also in February 2018, Kim slammed SJP on social media. Following the tragic death of Kim’s brother, Sarah Jessica gave her condolences to Kim on Instagram.
And Kim responded with, “I don’t need your love or support at this tragic time.”
She went on to post, “My Mom [sic] asked me today ‘When will that @sarahjessicaparker, that hypocrite, leave you alone?’ Your continuous reaching out is a painful reminder of how cruel you really were then and now. Let me make this VERY clear. (If I haven’t already) You are not my family. You are not my friend. So I’m writing to tell you one last time to stop exploiting our tragedy in order to restore your ‘nice girl’ persona.”
In February 2022, SJP revealed to Variety that Kim hadn’t been asked to reprise her role as Samantha for And Just Like That. She also said she wouldn’t feel comfortable working with Kim again because “there’s just too much public history of feelings on her part that she’s shared”.
Shortly after this, Kim confirmed that she wasn’t asked to reprise her role in a separate interview with Variety. “I was never asked to be part of the reboot. I made my feelings clear after the possible third movie, so I found out about it like everyone else did — on social media,” Kim said.
However, despite her clear dislike of Sarah Jessica Parker and despite not appearing at all in Season 1 of And Just Like That, Kim did eventually agree to film a cameo for the reboot series.
In the Season 2 finale of And Just Like That, Kim reprises her role for one scene – which Kim filmed without having to interact or speak with any of the stars of And Just Like That. In the scene, Samantha (who in the series has moved from New York to London) has a phone conversation with Carrie.