Aidan returns: Everything we know about season 2 of And Just Like That.

In December 2021, the highly-anticipated Sex and the City reboot, And Just Like That premiered on HBO Max (and Binge in Australia), and, not to be dramatic, but our lives were forever changed.

While its 2021 take certainly divided audiences, one thing was very clear: love it or hate it, there was a certain thrill to meeting Carrie, Miranda, and Charlotte again in their 50s. 

And despite reviews being oh-so-mixed, ratings were ridiculously high. So it really came as no surprise that the limited series was picked up for a second season. 

Watch the trailer for And Just Like That season one. Story continues below.

Video via HBO Max.

Which brings us to today.

As soon as And Just Like That (AJLT) wrapped up for the season, we were ready for it to come back. 

So, we thought we'd round up everything we know season two so far. 

When will And Just Like That season 2 air?

Season two of AJLT will hit our screens in June. 

In the meantime, the cast has had no problem dropping teasers while we wait. 

Last year, Sarah Jessica Parker posted a picture of Episode 201's title page (and of course, she made sure to scribble out ALL OTHER DETAILS).


Sara Ramirez also posted a picture from the table read for AJLT, confirming Che will be back for the new season. 


Who's in (and out) of the reboot's second season?

The Core Four

When season one of AJLT wrapped with Carrie Bradshaw meeting up with her estranged best friend, Samantha Jones, it left many of us questioning whether we'd be seeing a return of the actress who played the character, Kim Cattrall, in season two. 

But Cattrall has assured us time and time again; it's very wishful thinking.

In case you missed it, there's been a whole lot of drama between Sarah Jessica Parker - who plays Carrie - and Cattrall - A.K.A Samantha Jones - in the O.G. Sex and the City (SATC).

While SJP has been pretty tight-lipped about the fallout, she finally spoke candidly about it last year. 


Read all about it here, if you need a recap!

So, in season two, it looks like we'll be seeing Sarah Jessica Parker returning as Carrie, Kristin Davis as Charlotte, and Cynthia Nixon as Miranda.

No Kim Cattrall... again.

Returning Characters

Last year, it was announced John Corbett would return as Carrie's former SATC lover Aidan Shaw, when the show's official Instagram page shared a photo of the pair kissing on set. 


Aidan's return has also been teased in a new first look video shared by Sarah Jessica Parker on Instagram on April 27.

"And just like that I realised, some things are better left in the past — but maybe, not everything," Carrie's voiceover says as Aidan appears on screen.

It's also been confirmed Ivan Hernandez will return as Franklyn, Carrie's podcast producer and potential love interest after a steamy kiss to end last season, and Sara Ramirez will return as Che Diaz.


We'll also be seeing more of Nicole Ari Parker, playing Lisa Todd Wexley and Sarita Choudhury as Seema Patel.

What will season two be about?

It's likely that season two of of AJLT will pick up answering all the questions season one left us with, and we're here for it.

Carrie's reignited dating life is likely to be a theme after season one closed with her big kiss with Franklyn.


Then, there's Charlotte's daughter, Rock, and their ongoing gender identity journey.

Perhaps most notably though, will be Miranda's evolving relationship with Che.

According to show creator, Michael Patrick King, season two will pick up three weeks after season one dropped off with Miranda and Che in Los Angeles.


“One of my burning passions about season two is Che,” he told Variety in a recent interview. 

“I want to show the dimension of Che that people didn’t see, for whatever reason—because they were blinded, out of fear or terror. I want to show more of Che rather than less of Che. Like, really.”

King added that the next instalment of the series will be about getting to know the characters on a deeper level.

“The first season was judging a book by its cover,” he said of Che, “and season two is about reading the book".

Before season two had been announced, Sarita Choudhury echoed King's sentiments about expanding the storylines of their new characters in an interview with Entertainment Tonight.

"You know when you bring in new characters and you just start establishing and everyone's getting used to all of us having grown up, Carrie's grown up.

"I feel like the second [season] would be able to just jump into who they really are as opposed to getting the audience used to seeing what they're seeing. So I would love a second season," she said.

Feature Image: Getty/Instagram@sarahjessicaparker/Max/Mamamia.

This article was originally published on June 4, 2022 and has since been updated with new information.

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