Samantha Jones to star in And Just Like That Season 2 after Kim Cattrall's refusal to return

Samantha will stay in touch with Carrie in the second season of the Sex and the City reboot, confirms show creator Michael Patrick King

And Just Like That Season 2: Samantha Jones return confirmed
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Samantha Jones will return for And Just Like That Season 2, but not in the way you might think.

The beloved PR maven will be featured in the second installment of the Sex and the City reboot, much to the delight of the franchise's devout fans. 

And Just Like That Season 2 plans to continue exploring the relationship between protagonist Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) and Samantha Jones (Kim Cattrall) in its upcoming plotlines, after the on-screen friends drifted apart over a nasty business dispute in the first season. But before you get overly excited about this juicy update, there are a few caveats worth keeping in mind. 

Kim Cattrall will again be an absent figure in the second round of episodes, sticking with her decision to reject the reprisal of her role as the New York publicist in And Just Like That Season 1. 

UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 21: Kirsten Davis, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Davis and Sex And The City Cast Reunite for their feature movie ...filming on Park Ave at e55th st (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)

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However, her character's presence will prevail with the magic of technology in the second batch of episodes, as writers vow to build on the virtual communication Carrie and Samantha shared in the reboot's first season. 

The HBO Max series even included a scene of Sarah Jessica Parker's character reaching out to Samantha, who has abandoned New York for a high-flying new life in London. In the poignant exchange, Carrie texts her old friend to see if she'd like to go for cocktails - an invitation that is quickly accepted with the offer, "How's tomorrow night?" 

Kim Cattrall and Sarah Jessica Parker during Kim Cattrall and Sarah Jessica Parker On Location For "Sex And The City" at Saks Fifth Ave in New York, New York, United States. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)

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Sex and the City fans can now anticipate more details about the ladies' reconciliation to feature in And Just Like That Season 2, with show creator Michael Patrick King giving a hard, 'Yes', when asked if Samantha and Carrie will continue talking in the second series. 

"It’s very funny because every single one of the writers has a different version of what happened during that conversation," he told Variety. 

"So, I think there was some champagne. I think there was a grownup back and forth, and a love affair that they realized that something’s more important than being afraid to heal." 

As for how he thinks Carrie and Samantha's drinks date went down, Michael assured fans that they had "a great time." 

"To me, they had a great night and things became resolved," he said. "Once Carrie let go of an old, old love, one of her current loves came back in." 

Emma Dooney
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Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, Emma mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.

Emma holds an MA in International Journalism from City, University of London, and a BA in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin.