After months of speculation, it has been confirmed that Kim Cattrall’s character Samantha Jones will not be killed off in the Sex and the City reboot series And Just Like That…, with her absence being explained by a fall out with main character Carrie.
The news was recently confirmed by LA Correspondent Ross King as he chatted to Lorraine Kelly on her morning show. He said: "We now know that they’re going to leave the door open, we think, and actually what they’re saying is that in the story itself Carrie and Samantha fall out after Carrie fired Samantha as a publicist."
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"So they are going to keep it somewhat current because, of course as we know, in real life there was a bit of a fall out," he added.
The rumours that Samantha’s absence from the new series might be explained by her death began when it was announced that Kim Cattrall would not be returning to the series. However, insiders have claimed that they hope Kim will return to the series for its second season. A source told the Daily Mail that there are hopes for a second season for the reboot and that they would be keen to have Kim re-join the show.
The source added that Carrie will be keen to repair their friendship in the series.
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The insider also revealed that the series will focus on Carrie trying to repair the friendship with Samantha. The source said: "You’ll see as the series progresses over the 10 episodes that Carrie misses her friend and wants to repair the relationship. In the words of Oscar Wilde, life imitates art."
While Kim won’t be in the new series, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristen Davis, Cynthia Nixon, Chris Noth and John Corbett will all be reprising their original roles.
Filming for the series kicked off earlier this year and is due to premiere in the UK and US in December and will be available to watch on Sky Comedy, the streaming service NOW and HBO Max. The exact release date is yet to be confirmed.
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