I’m afraid we haven’t seen the last of Che Diaz. Since Twitter had such a raucous time roasting And Just Like That, it seemed inevitable that HBO would take credit for starting a “cultural conversation” and renew it for a second season. And according to The Hollywood Reporter, that’s exactly what happened. AJLT, HBO’s sort-of sequel to Sex And The City, will be returning, and given that most of the success of the first season seemed largely due to humanity’s inability to look away from the sight of blood-soaked overalls, mangled Monolos and characters eviscerated beyond recognition, I fear we can expect even more of the same.
Naturally, the three remaining leads, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristen Davis will be returning, and accused sexual predator Chris Noth will not. And if we’re lucky, the Peloton will strike again causing Miranda to fall off and hit her head, giving her amnesia and a fresh start. THR reports:
The streamer has picked up a second season of And Just Like That, the Sex and the City sequel that wrapped its 10-episode first season in February. Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis — who all serve as executive producers — reprised their roles from the 1998-2006 HBO series.
“I am delighted and excited to tell more stories about these vibrant, bold characters — played by these powerful, amazing actors,” said showrunner Michael Patrick King in a statement. “The fact is, we’re all thrilled. And Just like That… our Sex life is back.”
Added HBO Max head of original content Sarah Aubrey, “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 two.”
King hinted at a second season in a post-finale interview with The Hollywood Reporter: “I want to know more about all the new characters. I want lots more,” he said. “We have no answers, but we have a lot of questions.”
Wait, MPK is the showrunner! Shouldn’t he be the one answering those questions, not asking them? I’m beginning to get a clearer picture now of how this sausage got made. MPK writes his questions on little slips of paper, puts them inside one of Carrie’s ridiculous hats, flies to a Florida retirement home, and asks random residents to pick a question and answer it as best they can. Come on Bubbe Rose, “what does a 40-something non-binary comedian living in New York City in the year 2022 think about cancel culture? Quickly now, don’t think about it too hard, we’ve got magic to do!”
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