HBO Max announced on Tuesday that it has renewed And Just Like That for a sophomore run. Despite its season 1 receiving mixed reviews from critics, the season 2 pickup was kind of expected as it performed very well on HBO Max.
And Just Like That was announced to have delivered the streamer’s most-watched series debut to date, including all HBO and HBO Max originals that premiered on the service. The follow-up series was also the most-watched first viewing in the history of HBO Max, implying that new subscribers actually signed up for the service to watch the series.
Set 11 years after the events of the 2010 film Sex and the City 2, And Just Like That follows Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker), Miranda Hobbes (Cynthia Nixon), and Charlotte York Goldenblatt (Kristin Davis) as they navigate the journey from the complicated reality of life and friendship in their 30s to the even more complicated reality of life and friendship in their 50s.
“I am delighted and excited to tell more stories about these vibrant, bold characters – played by these powerful, amazing actors. The fact is, we’re all thrilled. And Just like That… our Sex life is back,” executive producer Michael Patrick King said in a statement.
Sarah Aubrey, Head of Original Content at HBO Max, added: “We have 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. We can’t wait for fans to see what’s in store for season 2!”
And Just Like That season 2 episodes
While the season renewal announcement didn’t specify the episode count for the new season, it is expected that And Just Like That season 2 will consist of 10 episodes similar to the show’s season 1.
And Just Like That season 2 cast
In addition to Parker, Nixon, and Davis, some of the cast members that are expected to return for season 2 include Mario Cantone as Anthony Marentino, David Eigenberg as Steve Brady, Evan Handler as Harry Goldenblatt, Sara Ramirez as Che Diaz, Sarita Choudhury as Seema Patel, Karen Pittman as Dr. Nya Wallace, LeRoy McClain as Andre Rashad Wallace, Ivan Hernandez as Franklyn, Alexa Swinton as Rose “Rock” Goldenblatt, and Jon Tenney as Peter.
Kim Cattrall, who played the role of Samantha Jones in the original series, didn’t appear in season 1 of And Just Like That, but her character’s spirit is felt throughout the season via the text messages she shares with Carrie. Sadly, it doesn’t seem like Cattrall is appearing in season 2 as well, as she has since moved on with roles in Hulu’s How I Met Your Father and Peacock’s Queer as Folk.
And Just Like That season 2 release date
And Just Like That season 2 doesn’t have a release date yet, but since season 1 debuted on HBO Max in December 2021, it’s likely that the new season will premiere in December this year.