And just like that, season 2 is heading to HBO Max

The first season of “And Just Like That…” saw the return of three of the four actresses who helped make “Sex and the City” a phenomenon when it debuted in 1998. Sarah Jessica Parker returned to the role of Carrie, newly widowed and now a podcaster. Charlotte (Kristin Davis) is now a mother of two teenagers, navigating their daily crises as well as deeper parenting situations surrounding gender identity. Meanwhile, Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) landed all of the most controversial plot points of the season, nursing a drinking problem and cheating on her husband with comedian Che (Sara Ramirez).

“And just like that…” managed to irritate many former “Sex and the City” fans, but a second season might be just what she needs to redeem herself. The series generated record viewership and vocal fans offered ideas on how to fix the series weekly as it aired. If the show’s writers room takes the comments into account, there’s a chance this show will turn into something great. Plus, if the stars align — and that’s of course a big if — the show might finally have the chance to bring back the group’s absent but oft-referred to fourth member, Samantha (Kim Cattrall).

Sorry, this Samantha fan might be getting ahead of herself. For now, the plot for the second season is probably in its early stages, although I’m sure the team have given it some thought – a set documentary from last January seemed to hint at the renewal long before it actually happened. be announced. HBO Max’s head of original content, Sarah Aubrey, also shared her excitement for the renewal, saying, “We’ve been thrilled with the cultural conversation generated by these characters and their stories.” After congratulating the cast and crew, she added, “We can’t wait for fans to see what’s in store for Season 2!”

“And Just Like That…” Season 1 is streaming now on HBO Max.

James C. Tibbs