Friday, May 24, 2024

Not Just Like That, “Sex and the City: And Just Like That” Will Return to HBO Max for Season 2


HBO finally made the announcement earlier today: “Sex and the City: And Just Like That” will return for a second season — whether we like it or not.

This announcement took a while. It wasn’t made during the Season 1 run or at its end which is usually what HBO does to goose interest in a show while it’s still on the air.

Season 1 had its issues, especially with the death of Mr. Big hovering over Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker), the absence of Kim Cattrall, and the death in real life of Willie Garson.

No one knows what the readership was because it was on HBO Max. No numbers were divulged. So it may have been tricky getting it all back together for another run, but “AJLT” has a solid brand, viewers know the characters well, and the show always gets press one way or another. It’s not a surprise it will return.

So far there’s no word on the cast, but the universally unpopular character Che Diaz (Sara Ramirez) is not one anyone wants to see again. Cynthia Nixon’s Miranda was a bitter pill to swallow in these episodes. Contrast that with her work on “The Gilded Age,” where is absolutely delightful and award winning. It would be nice to get some of that back no matter what Miranda’s sexual preference is.

So on to Season 2. Maybe John Corbett will finally be asked back. And Kim Cattrall? Don’t hold your breath.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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