HBO Max prepares to announce season two of And Just Like That and ‘door is open’ for Kim Cattrall

The Sex and the City reboot is going ‘so well’ Sarah Jessica Parker is positioning the limited run to become a multi-season series, a senior production source reveals exclusively to DailyMail.com.

The production of And Just Like That has been a resounding success so far, the source said, and as fan response has been overwhelmingly positive, executive producers Michael Patrick King and SJP are aiming for more than the originally planned 10-episode run.

With a second season “expected to be announced soon” by HBO Max, “the door is open” for Kim Cattrall to return as Samantha Jones, the source added.

More sex! The Sex and the City reboot is going ‘so well’ Sarah Jessica Parker wondered if the limited run should become a multi-season series, a senior production source exclusive to DailyMail.com reveals

And Just Like That was initially announced as a short limited series to air on HBO Max, which follows the main characters (minus Cattrall) as they navigate middle-aged life in New York City.

“Michael (executive producer, director and writer) and SJP have plans to run this over a limited ten episodes on HBO Max, so expect a second season to be announced soon,” the senior production source said.

More episodes could tempt Kim Cattrall, who played Samantha Jones, to return after she declined to participate in the reboot.

“There was clearly concern that people would miss Kim and not be engaged, but the response so far has been phenomenal,” the source said. And for Kim’s fans, the door is open for her to return. If she ever changes her mind, she can come back.”

“Michael (executive producer, director and writer) and SJP have plans to run this over a limited ten episodes on HBO Max, so expect to see a second season announced soon,” the senior production source said.

They added: “The ladies love and appreciate her and would love to see her on the new show. The whole point of this series is to show that friendships evolve and change over time, so Kim is always welcome to come home.”

“If Kim’s reps called us now and said she was available, we would book her on the first flight to New York. There is still time,” the source said.

“There was clearly concern that people would miss Kim and not be engaged, but the response so far has been phenomenal,” the source said. And for Kim’s fans, the door is open for her to return. If she ever changes her mind, she can come back.”

Cattrall and Sarah Jessica Parker played best friends in the original series for years, but their real-life relationship was icy at best.

DailyMail.com previously reported that the Samantha Jones character from the Sex and the City reboot will be written the same way her real-life friendship with Sarah Jessica Parker ended.

Samantha will be written off as “her friendship has gone in a different direction than the other three women.”

Shooting for And Just Like That began earlier this summer with stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis appearing in their dazzling ensembles in the Manhattan borough.

“The filming is going exceptionally well,” said the senior production source. “The reactions on the streets of Manhattan have been incredible, but also a little challenging.”

“The production really pays tribute to New York when the city needs it most, aiming to bring positivity and life back to the Big Apple,” she added. “This is something that everyone, especially SJP and Cynthia, is passionate about, so they want to film as much location as possible.”

“The production really pays tribute to New York when the city needs it most, aiming to bring positivity and life back to the Big Apple,” she added. “This is something that everyone, especially SJP and Cynthia, is passionate about, so they want to film as much location as possible.”

Due to the nature of filming in the city and the sheer amount of fan excitement about the limited series, production was a bit of a headache.

“This isn’t a show you can do on a closed set. New York City is a central character, so it needs to be featured. This means anyone can come by and see how the show is being filmed,” the source revealed.

The popularity is good and bad, though, as the crowds are a clear sign that fans are here for the reboot and will likely be happy to hear that a season two is coming.

“Every time we film with the cast, screaming fans show up, pull out their phones and pick up. It makes it very difficult to keep the storyline and guest stars under control,” explains the source.

Almost all major players have signed up for the reboot. Aside from the three main stars, DailyMail.com previously broke the news that Big [Chris Noth], along with John Corbett and David Eigenberg who played Aiden and Steve respectively, had signed on for the iconic revival.

Back in a BIG way: Aside from the three main stars, DailyMail.com previously broke the news that Big [Chris Noth], along with John Corbett and David Eigenberg who played Aiden and Steve respectively, had signed on for the iconic revival

Back in a BIG way: Aside from the three main stars, DailyMail.com previously broke the news that Big [Chris Noth], along with John Corbett and David Eigenberg who played Aiden and Steve respectively, had signed on for the iconic revival

Noth played Carrie Bradshaw’s main on-again-off-again-on-again love interest, Mr. Big throughout the series. As of the second film sequel, the couple was still married.

Gray’s Anatomy star Sara Ramirez joins the Cosmo-drinking trio for the reboot featuring the non-binary character Che Diaz.

Like the character, the Mexican-American actor, 45, also uses gender-neutral pronouns, and their character has been described as “a non-binary, queer stand-up comedian who hosts a podcast that regularly features Carrie Bradshaw.”

“This series is so good that it can stand on its own two feet. You don’t need to have seen any episode or movie to be part of it, the story is relevant to everyone,” the insider told DailyMail.com.

And Just Like That is expected to premiere on HBO Max in late 2021. DailyMail.com has contacted HBO Max and the network has not confirmed or commented on this.

“This series is so good that it can stand on its own two feet.  You don't need to have seen any episode or movie to be part of it, the story is relevant to everyone,

“This series is so good that it can stand on its own two feet. You don’t need to have seen any episode or movie to be part of it, the story is relevant to everyone,” the insider told DailyMail.com.

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