Kim Cattrall Returning as Samantha Jones in “And Just Like That” Season 2 Finale
The world of Sex and the City has been made whole again, at least for a single scene. Variety has learned that Kim Cattrall will return as Samantha Jones in the season 2 finale of And Just Like That, the Sex and the City revival that airs on Max.
Yet don’t expect Cattrall’s Samantha to become a major part of the crew again, so our dreams of the Fab 4 reuniting for good are still on hold. Variety reports she only appears in one scene and wasn’t on set with any of the stars, including Sarah Jessica Parker and showrunner Michael Patrick King.
Samantha wasn’t completely absent from season one of And Just Like That—we learned that she’d moved to London, and Carrie had a text exchange with her. In the finale of season one, Carrie and Samantha made a plan to meet and try to patch up their friendship.
While a single scene in the season 2 finale isn’t quite the reunion Sex and the City fans have been hoping for (we’re thinking more of a long, boozy brunch), it’s still nice to know Cattrall will be on screen in season two. Her power publicist Samantha Jones was Sex and the City‘s id, the woman who said and did all the things the others mostly talked (or wrote) about. In six seasons from 1998 to 2004 and in two movies, Samantha was one of the four chambers of the heart of Sex and the City, an irrepressible and irresistible force of nature.
And Just Like That carried on without Cattrall after some public disputes over the script for a third Sex and the City Film, with Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker), Miranda (Cynthia Nixon), and Charlotte (Kristin Davis) becoming a trio and new characters arriving on the scene. It seemed as if Cattrall’s run as Samantha Jones was really at an end.
But as the second season of And Just Like That was being filmed, HBO’s chairman and CEO Casey Bloys approached Cattrall and asked her if she’d come back to the role—as Samantha Jones might have done, Cattrall said yes.
And Just Like That season two premieres on June 22.
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Featured image: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 03: Kim Cattrall attends Peacock’s “Queer As Folk” World Premiere Event, in partnership with Outfest’s OutFronts Festival, at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on June 03, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)