The “Sex and the City” universe will be complete for just one night. Kim Cattrall will return to her iconic role as Samantha Jones in the second season finale of Max’s adaptation of HBO’s “Sex and the City,” “And Just Like That,” according to Variety.
She will, however, only show up in one scene. Without seeing or conversing with the series’ performers, including Sarah Jessica Parker, or with “And Just Like That” showrunner Michael Patrick King, Cattrall reportedly shot her lines on March 22 in New York City.
In the sequence, Parker’s Carrie Bradshaw and Samantha, who in the show has relocated to London, will speak on the phone.
Kim Cattrall Will Return To The Sex and the City Spinoff’s Season 2
In the first season of “And Just Like That,” Carrie spoke through text with an alienated Samantha, and at the season’s conclusion, they decided to meet up in person to make up. The renowned “Sex and the City” costume designer Patricia Field, who hasn’t been working on “And Just Like That,” outfitted Samantha for her part.
Requests for feedback from a Kim Cattrall representative went unanswered. An inquiry for comment from Max did not immediately receive a response.
When Kim Cattrall didn’t think the script for a third movie about Samantha did the character credit, she publicly proclaimed in 2016 that she was done playing Samantha. “I would’ve liked for all of them to have a particular kind of incident to warrant a third film,” Cattrall said to Variety in 2022. That didn’t take place.
A public dispute with Parker resulted from her choice to distance herself from Samantha. Samantha wasn’t asked to return when King and Parker relaunched “Sex and the City” as a new series for what was then HBO Max in 2021; instead, the new show substituted other characters — receiving mixed reviews — in the roles of Carrie, Miranda (Cynthia Nixon), and Charlotte (Kristen Davis).