And just like that, we're coming back for season two, the announcement video read over a series of clips from the show's first season. Sarah Jessica Parker chimed in on the news, writing, @justlikethatmax Season 2 Thank you to our audience. Plain and simple. You are our heartbeat. We love you so. X, SJ.Sarah Jessica Parker is slated to return as columnist-turned-podcaster Carrie Bradshaw, while Cynthia Nixon will return as Miranda Hobbes and Kristin Davis as Charlotte York-Goldenblatt.According to Deadline, Aidan Shaw (played by John Corbett) will reunite with former love Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) on HBO Max's 'And Just Like That…'Corbett appeared throughout three seasons of the six-season show, in addition to the second Sex and the City movie.I'm going to do the show, Corbett told Page Six in April 2021. I think I might be in quite a few [episodes]. I like all those people, they've been very nice to me.However, Corbett never appeared in the first season of the show. Michael Patrick King later addressed why Corbett was not in the show, despite saying that he would be.It really just felt like this was a lot for Carrie, he told Deadline. This season was a lot. We wanted to get her through [Big's death] and into the light—the last episode is called, 'Seeing the Light.' We wanted to get her out. [Aidan's return] is a big storyline that everybody at home wrote that we had never intended.Aidan was wrong for Carrie because she likes a complicated puzzle, King told Variety. They were the perfect couple, Carrie and Aidan, that was imperfect because of how she feels.King, who directed the two feature films and even wrote a script for a third movie that was scrapped, will return as the limited series' executive producer.Darren Star, the original creator of the series who also masterminded the recent Netflix series Emily in Paris, is not involved.In an interview with TVLine in February 2021, HBO Max's chief content officer, Casey Bloys, explained how the show would address Cattrall's absence. Just as in real life, people come into your life, people leave, Bloys said. Friendships fade, and new friendships start. So I think it is all very indicative of the real stages, the actual stages of life.As the series played out, Cattrall was never seen on-screen and it was revealed that she and the other leading ladies had fallen out of touch after she was removed as Carrie's publicist and moved to London. However, Samantha and Carrie texted multiple times throughout the series and even met up when (spoiler alert) Carrie was in Paris to spread Mr. Big's ashes.In an interview with Variety, executive producer Michael Patrick King confirmed that Carrie and Samantha would still be texting in the second season of the show.The first season of And Just Like That... closed with Carrie kissing her podcast producer, Franklyn.In an interview with Variety, Michael Patrick King confirmed that Franklyn, played by Ivan Hernandez, will be in the second season and that the starting point for the new season picks up three weeks after the events of the Season 1 finale. Bradshaw is also now the host of her own podcast, aptly titled Sex and the City.Why in God's name would I ever say Miranda was going to Los Angeles and then not show her in Los Angeles? King told Variety. The one clear note I got from the audience last year — the only one that I agree with — was, 'What happened in Cleveland?'I do understand the idea of giving people what they're expecting to see, which is Miranda Hobbes with red hair going with a narcissistic stand-up comic in Los Angeles, he continued.No official release date has been set for And Just Like That..., although Michael Patrick King confirmed to Variety that the show would begin filming this fall and the new season would be released next summer.Preparations are already underway in the costume department, as the costume designers have shared on Instagram.