It seems like Samantha Jones will be back after all!
Kim Cattrall of the romantic comedy-drama Sex and the City is set to reprise her character in the sequel series' second season.
A spokesperson from HBO Max confirmed to The New York Post that she will be making an appearance on the And Just Like That's upcoming second season. In the show, she plays Samantha Jones, one of the four main characters who is a public relations professional with a proud, confident, and highly sexual personality.
Her storylines mostly focus on the frequent sex and brief affairs she experiences with other characters.
According to an insider, Cattrall will only make a brief cameo and had already filmed her singular scene back in March. Sources meanwhile told Variety that she did not see nor spoke with the stars of the series, including Parker, or with And Just Like That... showrunner Michael Patrick King.
Cattrall previously expressed her lack of interest in returning to the show despite the three other original actresses—Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis—having reprised their roles once again.
"Can you imagine going back to a job you did 25 years ago? And the job didn’t get easier; it got more complicated in the sense of how are you going to progress with these characters? Everything has to grow, or it dies. I felt that when the series ended, I thought that’s smart. We’re not repeating ourselves," she said in an interview with Variety.
The alleged feud between her and Parker also seemed to contribute to her absence, but Parker previously made it clear that these are just rumors.
"There is not a ‘fight' going on," she told The Hollywood Reporter's Awards Chatter podcast last June. "There has been no public dispute or spat or conversations or allegations made by me or anybody on my behalf."
Set 11 years after the events of the 2010 film Sex and the City 2, And Just Like That... revolves around the lives of three of the four original women and how they are transitioning to a more complicated reality of life and friendship in their 50s.
The sequel series premiered on HBO Max in December 2021. It was renewed for a second season in March last year and is scheduled to premiere on June 22.