Samantha Jones is heading back to our screens. Yes, you read that correctly – the iconic PR powerhouse is returning for the second series of And Just Like That...
Kim Cattrall – who played Samantha during the original Sex and the City series from 1998 to 2004, as well as in the two films – is confirmed to be making a cameo appearance in HBO's spin-off series, according to Variety.
The actress will appear in one scene, which reportedly involves a phone conversation between herself and Carrie Bradshaw. She is not expected to appear with any of the other characters on screen, or as part of the ensemble cast.
Cattrall's character was referenced throughout the first season of And Just Like That..., with Samantha texting Carrie about meeting up, while she also sent flowers on the day of Mr. Big's funeral.
The news of her return will come as a big surprise to many Sex and the City fans, following a long public feud between Cattrall and Sarah Jessica Parker, with the actress reportedly refusing to take part in the first season of the reboot. Previously, Cattrall detailed how Parker prevented her from forming close relationships with Nixon and Davis throughout the show's filming, as well as calling Parker "cruel" in a 2018 Instagram post.
HBO's chief content officer, Casey Bloys, has said previously that Samantha's absence was always going to be a part of the show's overall storyline.
"They aren't trying to re-do 'Sex and the City.' They're not trying to say that these characters are reliving their 30s," Bloys said of season one. "It is very much a story about women in their 50s, and they are dealing with things that people deal with in their 50s."
He added: "Just as in real life, people come into your life, people leave. Friendships fade, and new friendships start. So I think it is all very indicative of the real stages, the actual stages of life."
Either way, we can't wait to see Jones back on our screens, even if only for a cameo.
Jessica Davis is Harper's Bazaar UK's digital writer. She helps the team across all sections of the brand, from writing news stories, to designer and celebrity interviews, as well as longer features. Specialising in fashion and sustainability, Jessica heads up our sustainability content, from championing brands to keeping our readers in the know about how to help our planet. She’s loved fashion ever since she can remember and enjoys wearing clothing that sparks joy.