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HBO MAX RENEWS AND JUST LIKE THAT… FOR SECOND SEASON

I could have sworn it was announced months ago, but apparently HBO Max has officially announced today that And Just Like That… has been renewed for a second season.

Via: People

The hit Sex and the City revival has been renewed for a second season, HBO Max announced Tuesday. Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis are all set to return as their respective characters — Carrie Bradshaw, Miranda Hobbs and Charlotte York Goldenblatt — as they navigate love, friendship and their careers in New York City.

“I am delighted and excited to tell more stories about these vibrant, bold characters — played by these powerful, amazing actors,” executive producer Michael Patrick King said in a statement. “The fact is, we’re all thrilled. And Just like That… our Sex life is back.”

Sarah Aubrey, the Head of Original Content at HBO Max, added that they’ve been “delighted by the cultural conversation generated by these characters and their stories, set in a world we already know and love so much.”

“We are proud of the work Michael Patrick King and our wonderful writers, producers, cast and crew have done to bring these stories to the screen,” she concluded. “We can’t wait for fans to see what’s in store for season 2!”

The renewal comes after a highly successful first season for AJLT, which became the streaming service’s strongest debut to date, performing better than any other premiere for an HBO Max Original series.

The 10-episode revival followed Carrie as a widow rediscovering herself with the help of her friends after the shocking death of her husband Mr. Big (Chris Noth). Season 1 ended with Carrie slowly re-entering the dating world.

Mr. Big’s death on the series premiere was one of the most talked-about moments from the show. Days after the first episode aired, Noth was accused of sexual assault from several women, prompting a public response from the principal cast of And Just Like That… as well as his removal from a planned flashback scene in the finale. (Noth has adamantly denied all allegations of misconduct.)

The show’s cast also included Sara Ramírez, Sarita Choudhury, Nicole Ari Parker, Karen Pittman, Mario Cantone, David Eigenberg, Willie Garson and Evan Handler.

Partway through production on the show’s debut season, Garson died in September after quietly battling pancreatic cancer. He was 57. His character Stanford Blatch was written off the show by way of an impromptu move to Japan.

I know feelings were mixed on the first season, but I absolutely loved the show. Even though the inclusion of some of the POC characters on the show didn’t feel organic at times, I love that the show finally acknowledges that there are non-white women who exist in the same world of Carrie, Charlotte and Miranda.

Speaking of which, I actually loved Miranda’s relationship with Che, because it shed a light on middle aged women who do have sexual awakenings late in life and are looking to explore their sexuality.

No word on when the second season starts filming, or when it will air on HBO Max. When it does I will be there with bells on.

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