When And Just Like That… was revealed in January, it was verified that Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon would be repeating their characters Carrie Bradshaw, Charlotte York Goldenblatt and Miranda Hobbes, respectively. Original series executive manufacturer Michael Patrick King is likewise returning for SATC‘s next chapter.
Notably M.I.A.? Kim Cattrall, who played the 4th member of their quartet, fan-favorite Samantha Jones. Given that Cattrall has notoriously feuded with Parker and dismissed a return for a prospective 3rd movie, it wasn’t too unexpected to see her sit this series out, however it did leave fans to question if Samantha would be changed.
“Samantha isn’t part of this story,” Parker verified on Instagram. “But she will always be part of us. No matter where we are or what we do.”
And that wasn’t the last time she weighed in on the topic.
“It’s not quite as black and white as that. We’re not looking to create a fourth character,” Parker informed a cameraman in January, when asked if the look for a 4th cast member for the brand-new series had actually started.
She included, “We have New York City as a fourth character. There’ll be lots of interesting new characters that we’re excited about.”