Exciting news for fans of “Sex and the City”! Kim Cattrall is making her highly anticipated return as Samantha Jones in the continuation series, “And Just Like That…”. HBO/Max, the network behind the show, confirmed that Cattrall filmed a scene as Samantha in March, marking a major turnaround from her absence in the first season.
The news was first reported by the New York Post and later confirmed by a spokesperson for HBO/Max. Cattrall’s decision to reprise her iconic role comes as a surprise to many, considering her previous statements about moving on from the character. In an interview, she expressed mixed feelings about Samantha’s absence in the new series, describing it as an “echo of the past.”
Details of Cattrall’s cameo were kept under wraps, with her name not listed on the call sheet for the shoot day. The scene was reportedly filmed in secrecy inside a town car in a parking garage in Queens, where the show’s interiors are typically filmed.
“And Just Like That…” serves as a continuation of the beloved “Sex and the City” series, focusing on the enduring friendship between Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker), Miranda (Cynthia Nixon), Charlotte (Kristin Davis), and Samantha Jones. The first season of the continuation series premiered in December 2021, reuniting the original trio of Parker, Nixon, and Davis while noticeably missing Cattrall’s character.
Last year, Cattrall spoke with Variety about her decision not to participate in the reboot, stating that she believed in knowing when “enough is enough.” She expressed her love and protectiveness for the character she portrayed but also felt a need to maintain the integrity of the show. For her, the choice not to reprise the role felt like a clean break.
As of now, there is no comment from Cattrall’s representative regarding her decision to appear in the second season of the series. Fans eagerly await the return of Samantha Jones and look forward to seeing how her story unfolds in the continuation of the beloved show.