And just like that…the “Sex and the City” girls have returned for another season of chasing their ambitions in the Big Apple (in only the finest clothing). The first installment of “And Just Like That” released in December 2021, provided fans a glimpse of Carrie Bradshaw, Charlotte York-Goldenblatt and Miranda Hobbes embarking on new paths in life as they navigate their 50s. Although the familiar Samantha Jones was absent from the show, the revival enriched the series’ universe by inviting new faces and presenting that sometimes, it’s okay to change.
With the next chapter in the works, VALLEY is here to provide a recap of the first season and summarize everything we know about the production of the second one!
(Season one spoilers ahead!)
Where we left off…
Season one of “AJLT” left many questions unanswered, so it only makes sense that the story continues!
In the beginning of the season, Carrie suffers the loss of her husband John James Preston, affectionately known as Big. She explores this new chapter in her life throughout the series, and she also appears as a guest on newcomer Che Diaz’s podcast. By the end of the season, Che’s producer grants Carrie the opportunity to launch a podcast of her own, inspired by her classic column we all know and love.
Charlotte’s arch also adheres to this theme of change. She learns to accept her youngest child, who comes out as transgender and seeks to reject all labels. Although she is often the biggest critic of her own friends when it comes to the ways that they choose to embrace change, she learns that this is a natural part of life.
Miranda is seen turning a new leaf by going back to college. Startlingly, she decides to divorce her husband Steve Eigenberg after she has an affair and falls in love with Che. At the end of the season, Miranda decides to follow her new lover to Los Angeles as they embark on a new film-making opportunity.
What we know…
Although details involving the next season of the spinoff are minimal, it’s certainly enough to excite fans and leave room for speculation.
HBO Max proudly announced that the series had been renewed in March 2022. Back in September, Sarah Jessica Parker, who portrays Carrie, posted the following image on her Instagram, teasing the next season and stirring up excitement in the comment section. She captioned it, “Just this much. For now. X, SJ”
Despite production beginning, no release date has been announced, meaning that the season is likely still in the early stages of its creation. While no details about the plot have been released, it is certain that the series will dive into the questions fans are asking about Carrie’s new podcast and Miranda’s new relationship.
With so much left untold, we are excited to hear about your predictions for the new season! Let us know all about them by tweeting us @VALLEYmag.