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Samantha’s Fate Revealed in ‘And Just Like That’ Premiere

We've got all the details of what to expect from 'And Just Like That..." the next chapter of the Sex and the City universe.
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Updated on 12/9/21

The first two episodes of And Just Like That dropped on Thursday, December 9, and the group wasted no time explaining why Samantha (Kim Cattrall) is no longer part of the gang.

“And where’s the fourth Musketeer? Where’s Samantha?” Bitsy Von Muffling (Julie Halston) asks Carrie, Miranda, and Charlotte over lunch.

“Oh, she’s no longer with us,” Charlotte says, before she clarifies, “Oh, no, I’m so sorry, I just meant, she’s not, with us.

She’s Across the Pond

“She’s in London,” Carrie explains.

Carrie then reveals Samantha decided to move to London after she was fired as her publicist. 

“You know, it is kind of like she’s dead, Samantha. We never even talk about her,” Miranda shares.

“Well, what is there to say? I told her that, you know, because of what the book business is now, it just didn’t make sense for me to keep her on as a publicist. She said, ‘Fine,’ and then fired me as a friend,” Carrie said.

So, though Samantha’s not really dead, it’s sort of like she is. 

Samantha’s Not Dead

Updated on 12/6/21

Hold your tears, Sex and the City fans. No one is dead — at least not yet!

When it was announced Kim Cattrall (aka Samantha Jones) would not be a part of And Just Like That, countless fans assumed the writers would kill her character off as a way to explain her absence.

But, according to showrunner Michael Patrick King, that’s not the case. In fact, no one — yes, not even Big, has passed away.

Willie Garson’s Passing Won’t Be Addressed

“Nobody’s dead. Nobody,” King recently told The New York Times

In fact, the show will not even address the passing of Willie Garson (who played Stanford), as he died while filming was taking place.

“It wasn’t charming. And I knew that the audience would know,” King shared.

Maybe this means Samantha will return one day? One can only hope.

Gang Is Back Together

Updated on 12/1/21

After releasing a teaser trailer last month, Sex and the City fans are finally getting their first real look at revival series, And Just Like That.

In the trailer, which was dropped on Tuesday, November 30, Carrie, Miranda, and Charlotte are all trying to navigate their complicated lives now that they’re in their 50s. 

Full-Length Trailer

“The future is unwritten because we’re all at different stages in our life,” Carrie says into a microphone.

Has Carrie transitioned her column into a podcast?! It sure seems like it!

And, as to be expected, the trailer also features plenty of fan-favorite characters, such as Big and Stanford (RIP!), and even some new faces too.

Oh, and did we mention shoes? Because we definitely get a good glimpse into Carrie’s closet!

Make sure to watch the premiere episode when it hits HBO Max on Thursday, December 9.

Premiere Date Announced

Updated on 11/12/21

Calling all Sex and the City fans!

After much anticipation, we now finally know when we’ll be getting the revival series, And Just Like That, on our TV screens.

According to HBO Max, the first two episodes will debut on Thursday, December 9, and take place 11 years after the gang was last on-screen (aka the second SATC film).

Then, following the first two episodes, the remaining eight episodes in the season will be released weekly.

Also Dropped the Teaser Trailer

And, along with sharing the release date, HBO also dropped the teaser trailer for the upcoming season, which shows the group (sans Samantha) living their best lives in the Big Apple.

“They say some things never change, but the truth is, life is full of surprises. And as your story unfolds, the city reinvents itself. And just like that, a new chapter begins,” Carrie narrates in the video. 

With old faces returning and new ones joining the group, And Just Like That looks like it’s going to satisfy all SATC fans. 

December Release

Updated on 10/6/21

After a tumultuous few weeks which included losing beloved star Willie Garson (who played Carrie Bradshaw’s bestie Stanford Blatch), Sarah Jessica Parker and the SATC crew have announced a premiere date for the revival.

On Tuesday, HBO released a short teaser with the statement, “And Just Like That…the next chapter begins for Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker), Charlotte York-Goldenblatt (Kristin Davis), Miranda Hobbes (Cynthia Nixon), and the city. We’ll see you in December.”

The video features behind-the-scenes clips of the main cast, along with Parker speaking to the camera while standing on 5th Avenue in NYC.

“Shooting, as we speak, the next chapter of Sex and the City — or as we like to call it, And Just Like That — with some beloved friends,” the actress says.

Originally published 1/10/21

News that HBO Max is giving Sex and the City the revival treatment was recently confirmed by Variety. This newest segment will be titled And Just Like That… starring a few very familiar faces, though one in particular will be missing.

‘Sex and the City’ Revival Will Be Missing a Familiar Face

Although Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, and Cynthia Nixon will be returning to reprise their roles in the new “Sex and the City” reboot, Kim Cattrall, who played Samantha Jones, will not be returning.

This newest revival will feature 10 half-hour episodes that follow along as Carrie Bradshaw, Charlotte York, and Miranda Hobbes continue to live their lives–but this time, in their 50s.

Sarah Aubrey, the head of original content at HBO Max, offered a statement about the new “Sex and the City” revival series:

“I grew up with these characters, and I can’t wait to see how their story has evolved in this new chapter, with the honesty, poignancy, humor and the beloved city that has always defined them.”

While we’re waiting for HBO Max to premiere the “Sex and the City” revival, here’s a clip from one of the most unforgettable moments of the entire series:

Watch the Clip: