But how does the cast feel about a potential season two?
Interestingly, And Just Like That… star Cynthia Nixon has been noncommittal about a second season. “Even though I’m an executive producer and I got to direct an episode, I am not a writer,” Nixon told Entertainment Tonight on January 20. “And so, that is one of the great privileges of being a writer, that it’s not my job to figure it out, thank God.”
And Just Like That… newcomer Sarita Choudhury, who stars as Carrie’s realtor friend Seema Patel, however, is hopeful about season two. “Just the other day, I was thinking, I wonder. Because there’s a point where they let you know if there is or not and we’re not at that point yet,” she told Entertainment Tonight. “I was thinking, God, I hope there is, And also, I was thinking, you know when you bring in new characters and you just start establishing and everyone’s getting used to all of us having grown up, Carrie’s grown up. I feel like the second [season] would be able to just jump into who they really are as opposed to getting the audience used to seeing what they’re seeing. So I would love a second season, but I really don’t know.”
Per Variety, Sarah Jessica Parker, who plays Carrie Bradshaw, seemed hopeful and enthusiastic about a second season of And Just Like That…., which is great news for the series’ potential return, considering she’s the star. At this point it comes down to scheduling. “Definitely, yeah,” Parker said about doing season two. “Michael and I spoke two weeks ago, and said: ‘Okay, when are we going to talk about this? Because there’s a calendar and you don’t want to let too much time pass. There feels like there’s momentum.”
Could Kim Cattrall appear in season two?
It’s highly unlikely, despite a major development in the finale where—spoiler—Samantha agrees to get drinks with Carrie via text. Showrunner Michael Patrick King told Variety that no one should get their hopes up for a Samantha Jones return. “The only place I participate in magical thinking is in fiction. You take people at their word, and you’re a smart producer—you don’t back yourself into a corner. Magically thinking, it’s great to have Samantha. I have no realistic expectation of Kim Cattrall ever appearing again,” he said.
In an interview with Piers Morgan in 2017, Cattrall emphasized her disinterest in returning to the franchise. “Me playing [Samantha], that I can assure you will never happen,” she said. “This isn’t about more money. This is not about more scenes. It’s not about any of those things. This is about a clear decision, an empowered decision in my life to end one chapter and start another. I’m 61. It’s now.”
Return to this post often—we’ll keep you updated as we learn more.