And Just Like That: This Is What Happens To Samantha Jones

Reckon we’re looking forward to December 2021 because of Christmas? Think again: it’s because the Sex and the City reboot, And Just Like That, is coming to our screens! The only catch? We won’t see Kim Cattrall reprise her iconic role as Samantha Jones.

In an interview with Piers Morgan in 2017, Kim ruled out returning to the Sex and the City franchise, saying, “This isn’t about more money. It’s not about more scenes. It’s not about any of those things. This is about a clear decision, an empowered decision in my life to end one chapter and start another.”

After it was confirmed that And Just Like That would not feature Samantha Jones, the rumour mill went into overdrive as fans theorised about how the show’s creators would explain her absence.

While some fans were concerned her character could be killed off (please, no), it looks like the show has a suitable alternative in mind – and if rumours are to be believed, they’re leaving the door open for Samantha to return…

A source from the show reportedly told The Daily Mail, “We couldn’t have Samantha roaming around New York City and not have the other women (Charlotte and Miranda) not interacting with her. It just wouldn’t have made sense.”

They added that, “Sending her to Los Angeles wasn’t an option as we’d done that in the first movie, so having her character based in London really was the perfect way to keep her alive and explain her absence.”

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So there you have it, the rumours are that Samantha will be chilling in the Big Smoke and living her best London life. The source also told The Daily Mail, “Viewers will learn that she is thriving in England even though she has fallen out with Carrie.”

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It also appears that the show’s creators are optimistic that Kim Cattrall may return for the second season of And Just Like That: “Carrie is the one who has the tough time without Samantha and by the end of And Just Like That you’ll see Carrie extend the olive branch and try and rekindle the friendship.”

The source continued, “We have high hopes that by the time we begin filming the second season, Kim will have joined the show and Samantha Jones can make a triumphant return to the big apple. We want Kim back. She was missed on set. We all understand why she feels the way she does. We get it. We just want her to come back for future seasons.

“Samantha Jones is one of television’s all time much loved characters and Kim is a phenomenal actress who brings her to life perfectly. She needs to come home, if not for us, but for the fans that adore her.”

It’s true: we all adore Kim Cattrall’s Samantha Jones, but still, we support her whether she decides to return to the franchise or not. And as for the SATC reboot? The countdown is officially on… 

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