Carol Anne from Poltergeist voice: “They’re heeere!” The Sex and the City spin-off, And Just Like That…, is back, baby! Variety reports that HBO Max dropped the show’s second season trailer and announced it will premiere sometime in June. OK. That gives us 5-7 weeks to get a lobotomy so we can actually enjoy this crap.
The teaser trailer opens with a shot of New York City, accompanied by narration from our girl Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker): “If you’re lucky, no matter what life hands you, you can always count on your closest friends to be there.” Unless your friends are played by Kim Cattrall, in which case they’ll move to London, England, after a fight about money and not even come back for your husband’s funeral. The rest of the trailer has the usual stuff: characters walking down the street in statement outfits, brunches, dinners, shoes, purses, Carrie hooking up with new guys, and the return of Sara Ramirez’s Che Diaz (BOOOOO)! The trailer ends with Carrie saying, “And just like that… I realized some things are better left in the past. But maybe… not everything.” That’s when we see Carrie’s ex, Aidan (John Corbett). Ugh, please! Leave him in the past! Save him from this drivel! Here’s the trailer:
Wait a second… did I spy with my little eye… Victor Garber?:
Other guest stars include Oliver Hudson, Ivan Hernandez (he’s back as Carrie’s podcast producer), and Gary Dourdan. They’ll join returning stars Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, Evan Handler, Nicole Ari Parker, Sarita Choudhury, and Karen Pittman. Last we saw the gals, Carrie was making out with the podcast dude and moving on from the death of Mr. Big, Miranda had left poor Steve for Che Diaz and was moving to L.A., and Charlotte was still married to Harry (thank Christ) and raising her two teenagers. In an interview last spring, showrunner Michael Patrick King said his goal for the second season would be to make the new cast members, played by Nicole, Sarita, and Karen, part of the bigger friend group.
As much as I loathed the first season of And Just Like That…, I will still watch every episode of Season 2. Sorry, it’s my fatal flaw. But there isn’t enough marijuana in the world to get me through the “Aidan returns” episode. Hence, the lobotomy.