It’s official—Aiden is back for season 2

Sex and the City fans, hang onto your martinis. We’ve been waiting for news about the second season of And Just Like That… and today HBO Max (which officially becomes MAX on May 23) delivered the goods. Not only did the streaming service give us the first official trailer, but it also announced that new episodes will be available to watch starting in June.


We’ve known for a few months that John Corbett (yes, the Aidan Shaw) will be returning to reunite with his former flame, Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker), on HBO Max’s And Just Like That… But now the trailer officially confirms it.

In addition to the star power of Corbett, another television favorite is making an appearance: Tony Danza. Deadline reports Danza is set to play Che’s father in season two of the series. What else do we know? Well, it seems as though Charlotte is concerned with a MILF list that’s been going around her kids’ private school, Miranda and Che are taking new steps in their relationship, and while Samantha Jones doesn’t seem to be making a return, she and Carrie still stay in touch.

In January, Parker posted a whole carousel of pics to her Instagram, showing her and Aidan, in the middle of a busy NYC street, sharing a passionate kiss. In another photo, they’re in a full embrace. This comes just weeks after HBO released some official production photos of Corbett reprising his role as Aidan.

Corbett and Kim Cattrall were the only two Sex and the City favorites who did not appear in the first season of And Just Like That… While Cattrall made it clear she was not interested in returning, Corbett teased fans before the series premiered, telling Page Six in April 2021, “I think I might be in quite a few [episodes].”

SJP thought his stunt was particularly funny. “When he actually reached out—very kindly, because he’s nothing if not a gentleman—and apologized for doing that as a joke… I was like, ‘No, no, no, it’s a free country first of all.’ And I thought it was kind of delightful and kind of fun,” she told Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live in February. She also hinted that nothing was off the table. “Having said that, I think he would be … well I’m not gonna—I mean, yes, all of it is possible,” she said.

Alas, it was not to be. Executive producer Michael Patrick King told Deadline it would have been “a lot” for Carrie’s character after her husband, Mr. Big (Chris Noth), passed away in the first episode of the season.

“We wanted to get her through [Big’s death] and into the light—the last episode is called ‘Seeing the Light.’ [Aidan’s return] is a big storyline that everybody at home wrote that we had never intended.”

Whatever the rationale, fans will be over the moon when they see that handsome giant gracing their screens. Of course, one can only hope they are both mentally healthy and available to rekindle a romance that was still very much alive.

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