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Will And Just Like That... Get A Second Season?

HBO Max's "Sex and the City" revival "And Just Like That..." differs a great deal from the original series. Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) is a widow, and the former sex columnist is prudish and humorless due to current circumstances. Charlotte York Goldenblatt (Kristin Davis) is parenting a gender-fluid teenager, and Miranda Hobbes (Cynthia Nixon) is a recovering functional alcoholic ready to throw her marriage away after embarking on an affair with Carrie's queer, non-binary boss Chez Diaz (Sara Ramirez). Most notably, Kim Cattrall's Samantha Jones has forsaken her friends, having moved to London following a rift with Carrie.

The core three's social circle has expanded to include Charlotte's fashionable friend Lisa Todd Wexley (Nicole Ari Parker), Miranda's law professor Nya Wallace (Karen Pittman), and Carrie's real estate agent Seema Patel (Sarita Choudhury). "And Just Like That..." has infused the cast with diverse characters and strives to be culturally relevant while maintaining a nostalgic vibe.

Some critics haven't been kind in their reviews of "And Just Like That...," with The New York Times describing the series as at times "cringey" and Vulture pointing at the lack of actual sex in revival, while stating the show is often unintentionally funny. However, the show holds a 60% approval rating overall among critics on Rotten Tomatoes, and for better or worse, "And Just Like That..." has made its beloved "SATC" characters part of the current pop culture zeitgeist. So will the show get a second season?

And Just Like That... hasn't been renewed for Season 2, but stars are hopeful

"And Just Like That..." has yet to be renewed for a second season. In an interview with Vulture in early December, when asked about the probability of Season 2, HBO and HBO Max Chief Content Officer Casey Bloys said, "They kind of came together to do this. They were all really busy and doing other things. So it is certainly a conversation we'll have — for sure. But we haven't decided anything or done anything."

Although Season 2 of "And Just Like That..." hasn't been confirmed, two of the show's stars have speculated about what the future holds for their characters. In an interview with Elle, Choudhury stated she would like for viewers to see where Seema lives, meet who she "hangs out with," and for the show to explore how Carrie would mesh with Seema's other friends.

During a press junket for the series, Davis discussed Charlotte's relationship with youngest daughter Rose, aka "Rocky," and there's no tidy resolution forthcoming. "It's probably not something that's going to have a distinct end within this season, at least. Hopefully, we'll get to come back and you'll see what ends up happening with Rose," Davis said (via Vanity Fair).

Sexual misconduct allegations against Chris Noth could derail second season of And Just Like That...

One potential roadblock for a sophomore season of "And Just Like That..." is Chris Noth, who plays Carrie's long-time love and recently deceased husband, John James "Mr. Big" Preston. On December 16, 2021, The Hollywood Reporter published a story in which women alleged Noth had sexually assaulted them years earlier (Three more women have come forward with similar allegations via Variety.) In the wake of the news, Us Weekly reported that Noth's scandal had put Season 2 in jeopardy, according to an unnamed source. "There was talk about doing another season, but after the past few days all those conversations have stopped," they said.

Carrie's entire storyline in Season 1 has revolved around Big, starting with his unexpected death during the premiere. By the looks of the promo for the season finale of "And Just Like That ..." Big factors heavily into the episode as Carrie struggles to figure out what to do with her husband's ashes. In January, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that a cameo appearance by Noth in the series finale had been cut. Not only do the allegations against Noth cast a pall over Season 1, they could potentially taint the franchise's legacy and scuttle any potential future.

And Just Like That... showrunner thinks 'it's possible to keep going'

However, fans of "And Just Like That ..." shouldn't give up on Season 2. In January, Page Six reported, "The creative conversations haven't happened yet, but everyone is feeling good about the show," according to a "well-placed source."

Nixon, whose character has taken a drubbing for everything from her drinking problem to her transformation from group's resident skeptic to all hearts and flowers when it comes to Che (via POPSUGAR), hasn't ruled out another season. Nixon told ET, "Even though I'm an executive producer and I got to direct an episode, I am not a writer. But in terms of the amazing writers, we have [been] dreaming things up. They know much better than I do." It sounds like Nixon is open to returning as long as there's a compelling story arc for Miranda, whose messy personal life provides enough fodder for her own spin-off.

Showrunner Michael Patrick King spoke about a possible Season 2 of "And Just Like That..." back in November 2021. King told Emmy Magazine, "As we were working, it always felt like the beginning. It didn't feel like a beginning, middle and an end. So I think it's possible to keep going — if we have enough good stories" (via E! News). 

Meanwhile, Parker has yet to weigh in publicly on how she feels about stepping into Carrie's Manolo Blahniks for another go-around.