And Just Like That... Season 2: Your First Look at Carrie and Aidan's Reunion

On Jan. 13, HBO Max officially confirmed that John Corbett will appear on And Just Like That... season two. See his reunion with Sarah Jessica Parker.

By Alyssa Ray Jan 13, 2023 10:54 PMTags
Watch: "And Just Like That…" Teases Carrie & Aidan's REUNION

Pour a couple cosmos, because we have a reason to celebrate.

On Jan. 13, HBO Max officially confirmed that John Corbett will reprise his role of Aidan Shaw on season two of And Just Like That.... In new images from the next installment, Aidan (Corbett) is seen holding hands with former fiancée Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker).

The streamer captioned the photos, "Shh. Don't tell anyone."

Sorry, HBO Max, but we're telling everyone

Reports of Corbett joining And Just Like That... season two first surfaced in August, with Deadline reporting that the actor—who first appeared in seasons three and four of Sex and the City—was "set for a substantial, multi-episode arc."

Still, we had our doubts, as Corbett previously claimed to Page Six in April 2021 that he was "going to do the show." Yet, he never made an appearance in the first season.

On why Aidan was left out of season one, creator Michael Patrick King defended to Deadline in February that it was "a lot for Carrie," who became a widow following the death of Mr. Big (Chris Noth).

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"We wanted to get her through [Big's death] and into the light—the last episode is called, 'Seeing the Light,'" King continued. "We wanted to get her out. [Aidan's return] is a big storyline that everybody at home wrote that we had never intended."

Nonetheless, we can't say we're surprised by Aidan's return. When viewers last saw the furniture designer in 2010's Sex and the City 2, he was married, but more than happy to share a kiss with (the also married) Carrie. 

Will this be the official round three for Carrie and Aidan? You know what they say: Third time's the charm.

For everything we know about season two of And Just Like That..., keep reading:

Samantha's Back!

Kim Cattrall—who starred on all six seasons of Sex and the City and its two spin-off movies, but did not reprise her role for the first season of And Just Like That...—will make an appearance on the revival's second season, a rep for Max (formerly HBO Max) confirmed to New York Post on May 31.

A Rekindled Romance?

If you just couldn't help but wonder what's going on with Carrie and Aidan, this February 2022 photo of Sarah Jessica Parker and John Corbett acting out a scene for season two might give you an idea.

The Return of Aidan

In August 2022, Deadline reported that John Corbett—who played Carrie's boyfriend Aidan on seasons three and four of Sex and the Citywould be returning for "a substantial, multi-episode arc" on season two. In January, Max officially confirmed Corbett's season two casting with first look photos.


Tony Danza Is Che Diaz's Dad...Kinda

Corbett won't be the only fresh face in season two, as Tony Danza is also joining the cast as the actor playing Che's father in her sitcom pilot.

The Dress

In a Nov. 3 photo from the And Just Like That... set, Carrie was seen wearing her iconic Vivienne Westwood dress from her wedding to Mr. Big (Chris Noth) in the 2008 Sex and the City movie. 

Do we hear more wedding bells?

A Tribute to Elizabeth Taylor

Charlotte's beloved dog Elizabeth Taylor was noticeably absent in season one, which left some fans befuddled. Charlotte did have a new bulldog named Richard Burton, but it didn't quite feel right that the legacy and impact of Elizabeth went unaddressed. 

In season two, a wrong appears to have been righted. In a Nov. 15 Instagram post, costumer designers Molly Rogers and Danny Santiago shared an oil painting of Elizabeth Taylor wearing a Burberry sweater, writing, "On charlotte's hallway wall."

Kristin Davis even commented, "My first baby."

May she rest in peace.

A Return to Joy

While season one of And Just Like That... was an undeniable nostalgia rush, it was a bit....bleak. An entire season centered around death and grief will do that.

However, the second season promises a breath of fresh air, at least according to Sarah Aubrey, Max's head of originals.

"What you're seeing this season is all of these characters embracing life," Aubrey told Variety Nov. 10. "It's a very joyful season and I think, in some ways, it feels like iconic Sex and the City episodes."

A Premiere Date

Season two will premiere on Max on June 22.

Kim Cattrall

Kim Cattrall attends the Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2022.

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