After a slightly bumpy road, And Just Like That season one ended with a bat mitzvah, a questionable move to L.A., an elevator hookup and a reunion of old friends. All three of the series’ protagonists finished off the ten episodes on a high note, but as the closing credits rolled, it didn’t feel like Carrie, Miranda, and Charlotte’s stories were necessarily over. And now, we have confirmation that they’re not: HBO Max has renewed the Sex and the City spinoff for another season.
The news isn’t too shocking, considering AJLT is the streaming platform’s most-watched original, despite its so-far critically lukewarm reception. Plus, the creatives behind the show made it clear from the beginning that they were open to doing another season. Read on for everything we know so far about season two of And Just Like That:
Is there a trailer for And Just Like That?
A new trailer for And Just Like That season two dropped on June 1st, and gave us some more insight into what everyone will be upto this season. The clip opens a year after Big’s sudden death, with Carrie saying in her classic voiceover, “You don’t move on because you’re ready to, you move on because you’ve outgrown who you used to be.” She admits that though she thought she’d moved on, she’s still struggling with grief. Charlotte is offered a job, though she says her two teenagers need her now more than ever, and we see Miranda hanging out with Che in Los Angeles, where she says to them, “I don’t know who you are. Is there something you’re not telling me?”
Meanwhile, new series regulars Seema (Sarita Choudhury) is dating, Miranda’s professor Dr. Nya Wallace (Karen Pittman) is discovering the fun of one night stands, and the chic Lisa (Nicole Ari Parker) may be entering some sort of new agreement with her husband.
There are no sightings of Kim Cattrall’s Samantha Jones, who will be returning for one highly-anticipated scene. However, John Corbett makes a return at the end of the trailer on a date with Carrie, where he says, “Sitting here with you, it’s like ten years just,” before snapping his fingers.
Watch the trailer for And Just Like That below:
When will And Just Like That season two premiere?
On Wednesday, May 17, Warner Brothers announced that the first two episodes of And Just Like That will premiere on June 22, 2023. The following nine episodes will air weekly on Thursdays.
Will there be any new cast members in And Just Like That season two?
There will be some newcomers to the world of SATC in season two. Deadline revealed that iconic television actor Tony Danza will be joining the cast in a recurring role. Fans may remember that in the finale of season one, Ramirez’s character, Che Diaz, revealed they were going to Los Angeles to make a pilot. “They think I’m the new Roseanne, but, you know, the good one from the ‘80s,” they told Miranda about the opportunity. Che was leaving for LA just days later in order to meet with possible actors for the show. “Tony Danza is coming in to read for my father,” they said. “He’s not Mexican or Irish, but he is Tony Danza.”
While it hasn’t been confirmed, it’s assumed that Danza landed the role of Che’s father, and therefore will have a fairly meta part in this season—playing himself playing Che’s dad in a sitcom about their family.
Additionally, Sam Smith shared Instagram snaps from their trailer on set with the caption: “Up to something unholy on set,” tagging the officially And Just Like That account. The Grammy-winning Gloria singer is, like the Che Diaz character, nonbinary.
Entertainment Weekly also reported that feminist icon Gloria Steinem will be guest starring as herself. In 2012, Steinem praised Sex and the City as "one of the few pop cultural admissions that friendship among women is crucial."
And in addition to John Corbett, another blast from the past cast member will be joining the new series: Candice Bergen, who first played Carrie’s Vogue editor Enid Frick on both the original show and in the first 2008 movie. "Candice Bergen is back as Enid, which we're thrilled about because I always loved Enid," Michael Patrick King told EW. "She is a cold, wonderful diva of publishing."
Will Kim Cattrall return?
The last time Kim Cattrall was asked whether she would return to the character of Samantha in And Just Like That..., she did not mince words. “That’s a no,” she said, adding, “It’s powerful to say no.” The show’s executive producer, Michael Patrick King, doubled down on this, saying he has “no realistic expectation of Kim Cattrall ever appearing again.”
Never say never though, because according to Variety, Cattrall has filmed a short cameo for the second season under very specific conditions. According to the trade paper, the actress spent one day shooting in New York City, though none of her former co-stars nor King was present. Instead Samantha will be shown speaking on the phone with Carrie. So while the two actresses haven’t reunited, at least their character will.
Apparently both Cattrall and her character Samantha will try anything once.
Adding to the intrigue is that the show’s original costume designer, Patricia Field, returned to dress Cattrall despite not working on the reboot series otherwise.
King has long spouted ideas about how to keep Ms. Jones’s energy alive in the Sex and the City spinoff. Last season, Carrie texted with her former friend from time to time, with the pair even planning to meet up in the last episode. Well, don’t expect that line of communication to stop. When asked by Variety if the texting will continue in season two, King responded with an ecstatic, “Yes!” Apparently, the writers have long discussed what went down when Carrie and Samantha finally met up off screen after the season one finale, and they feel like the frenemies are now back on good terms.
“I think there was some Champagne. I think there was a grown-up back and forth, and a love affair that they realized that something’s more important than being afraid to heal,” he said. “I’m sure they had a great night. To me, things became resolved. Once Carrie let go of an old, old love, one of her current loves came back in.”
Have we seen any looks from the set?
As the second season of AJLT films in New York, paparazzi have been clicking away, providing us with photos of pretty much every exterior shot. In addition, the @andjustlikethatcostumes Instagram, run by the show’s costume designers Danny Santiago and Molly Rogers, has been providing us with details on many of the looks we will see when the show returns to HBO. This all means we already have a pretty good idea of what Carrie, Miranda, and Charlotte have in store for us style-wise, and we’re keeping track of all of it here.
Fans of the original series will remember the scene in season three when Carrie gets robbed and loses her beloved, purple sequined Fendi baguette. Well, now it looks like Carrie has finally replaced the item. Sarah Jessica Parker was spotted filming AJLT in the city wearing a very bright, jewel-toned look. The actress had on satin magenta cropped trousers, an equally luxe, polka-dotted teal jacket, and a matching pair of iridescent teal pointed-toe pumps. The look was the perfect backdrop for her crossbody bag, a sequined magenta Fendi, very similar to the one she lost all those years ago. Luckily for Carrie, the Baguette—which she helped popularize—is back in style in all of its early aughts glory, so it was probably easy to get her hands on a new one.
A few months ago, Rogers and Santiago announced the big news that, for the first time ever, Carrie would be wearing a fully monochrome look this season (as seen below). Now though, it seems like she may be doubling down on the milestone, because another, more recent, picture from set also found Carrie in one hue from head to toe. In photos of Parker filming with Sarita Choudhury in an Apple store, the actress can be seen in head to toe cerulean, wearing an ‘80s style nylon unitard, and looking like she’s ready to hit the slopes (or at least ready for some aprés-ski cocktails). A previously-worn pair of blue suede boots and blue socks completed the single-hued ensemble. Choudhury’s Seema, meanwhile, was in a tonal look, made up on light brown wide-leg trousers, a darker brown top, with a fur-covered coat on top. Brown boots and an orange grommet-covered belt completed the ensemble, allowing Carrie to stand out even more against Seema’s more nuetral palette.
And while the ski onesie seems like an odd look for Carrie, her recent choice of footwear was even weirder. Throughout the six seasons of Sex and the City, it’s probably safe to say Carrie Bradshaw never once wore flats. In fact, her dislike for non-heeled footwear was so strong, that when Carrie got hip surgery last season on AJLT and was forced to ditch her heels for a bit, it was a big enough deal to warrant an entire story line. “Do you even own a flat shoe?” Mario Cantone’s Anthony Marantino asked Carrie. “Yes, I bought a pair of Toms in 2007,” she joked in response.
Now, though, the character is either going through yet another hip surgery, or she’s finally embracing flat footwear, because in the latest images from the AJLT set, Parker was seen wearing a pair of dual-toned brogues, with absolutely no heel. Carrie paired the surprising shoe choice with a hot pink maxi dress, gray cardigan, and a wool coat on top. She then accessorized with a velvet clutch and two Citarella bags filled to the brim, begging another question—is Carrie cooking?! Between wearing flat shoes, going grocery shopping, and getting into politics (as seen below), it seems like Carrie is really turning over a new leaf in season two.
Even though season two AJLT is still in production, there have already been a lot of iconic style moments that we can’t wait to see come to life when they finally end up on our TV screen. Parker’s latest look, however, is by far the most notable of all. The actress was just seen filming scenes in New York City wearing the Vivienne Westwood wedding dress from the Sex and the City film, and yes, she even put “a bird” on her head again and wore the same feathered headpiece too.
While the headpiece remained the same, there were some additions to the look, 14 years after Carrie initially wore it. Along with the turquoise feather, Parker also sported white netting wrapped around her head. In addition, a gorgeous teal opera cape and gloves added some more color to the ensemble, as did a matching pair of teal heels. Missing, though, was the broach Carrie wore to her wedding.
Last time Carrie wore the dress, things didn’t end too well, as Big never made it to the altar. It’s unclear what would lead her to put it on again, as it seems unlikely she would wear it to another wedding. Possibly, this could be her look for that rumored Met Gala storyline this season. We’ve already seen Charlotte and Lisa’s extravagant outfits, it was only a matter of time before Carrie came along with one just as fabulous.
Parker was giving major Little Carrie on the Prairie vibes with her latest look, which featured a white long-sleeved peasant-style jumpsuit featuring wide leg pants with a scalloped hem. The star of the ensemble, however, was the hat propped on her head. The piece was originally supposed to be featured in season one, but the show’s executive producer, Michael Patrick King, nixed it at the last minute, much to Parker’s protests (the drama went down in the And Just Like That... documentary on HBO). Now, it seems like the accessory is getting a chance at a new life. “Redemption! What happened in Paris did not stay in Paris,” the costume department’s Instagram captioned a photo of Carrie’s look.
And while Carrie was in almost all white, color was delivered with the help of Kristin Davis, who was seen wearing a green floral, belted shirt dress, with a Burberry doggy bag for her bulldog, Richard Burton.
Parker’s next onset look was quintessential Carrie, in that it’s colorful and mismatched, but somehow still all works together. Parker hit the streets in character wearing a hand-woven tunic dress of colorful stripes from Marrakshi Life, which she topped with a plaid, purple and brown wool coat. Of course, with Carrie, it’s often all about the accessories and there was no lack of those in this ensemble. The hero piece of the look was arguably the aquamarine, suede knee-high boots with diamond-shaped cutouts up the shaft from Duchessa Gardini, but Parker also wore a brown Pierre Cardin crossbody bag, a gray wide-brimmed hat, and a beautiful amber pendant. Again, very classic Carrie.
At other points during filming, the actress was also seen carrying a tote bag covered in strips of pink duct tape. Each separate piece featured the name of a Democratic politician who is currently running for Senate or Gubernatorial seats in the midterm. There was one for Beto O’Rourke of Texas, Tim Ryan of Ohio, Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada, Val Demmings of Florida, Michael Bennet of Colorado, and Lauren Underwood of Illinois. It’s unclear if this bag was part of Carrie’s costume, or simply Parker using her platform to make a statement. If this is Carrie getting political, though, it’s a pretty big moment. During the days of Sex and the City, the character was largely uninterested in politics, and in a season three episode of the series, we learned Carrie wasn’t even registered to vote. Of course, a lot has changed in our country since then, and if there was ever a time for Carrie to get political, it’s now.
Clearly, the costume department is pulling out the big guns for season two, and by that, we mean Valentino couture. A photo shared on the AJLT costumes Instagram revealed the tag on a Valentino gown, showing it to be custom-made for the HBO show. Rogers and Santiago didn’t wait too long before revealing the couture creation. In another post, you can see Nicole Ari Parker’s Lisa Todd Wexley leaving an apartment in a red, empire-waist gown, a recreation of a Valentino PP Pink dress that Pierpaolo Piccioli presented in his fall 2022 couture collection earlier this year. Parker is also wearing a Philip Treacy red feathered headpiece from the same show. Also in the photo is a suited-up Chris Jackson, who plays Lisa’s husband, Herbert. It’s unclear where they’re headed, but fans are already surmising there could be a Met Gala storyline in the new season. At the very least, we will likely see other characters in equally as gorgeous gowns.
In the caption of a recent post, Santiago and Rogers claim this is the first time we’ve ever seen Carrie in all one color, and given the character’s love for the rainbow, that wouldn’t be too shocking. In new pics from set, Carrie is seen in a belted fuchsia wrap dress with a light paisley pattern and carrying a purse in a matching hue, both vintage pieces. She then completed the look with metallic fuchsia heeled sandals and a pendant necklace from Jemma Wynne.
This olive green jumpsuit isn’t really what comes to mind when you think of Charlotte’s style. Maybe the group has another painting project on their hands this season?
Carrie’s favorite Dior extreme heels are back, this time paired with Fendi Baguette socks. And, yes, that is the JW Anderson pigeon purse.
Carrie paired the heels and purse with a vintage military flight suit, while Charlotte went for a much more prim look in a sheer Gucci collared top with a pink bow tied around her neck, a black pencil skirt, and Valextra white leather top-handle bag.
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