Earlier this month it was revealed that no, Samantha Jones would not be killed off in the forthcoming reboot series, And Just Like That. One insider said that her close friendship with Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) simply ends. “Viewers will learn that Samantha and Carrie have fallen out over Carrie firing Samantha as her publicist and that they no longer talk. This effectively ends their personal relationship.”
We now have more details on Cattrall’s character and how it will be written into the series. A source from the show told Daily Mail this week that she would have to be placed overseas.
“We couldn’t have Samantha roaming around New York City and not have the other women (Charlotte and Miranda) not interacting with her. It just wouldn’t have made sense.”
The source added, “Sending her to Los Angeles wasn’t an option as we’d done that in the first movie, so having her character based in London really was the perfect way to keep her alive and explain her absence. “Viewers will learn that she is thriving in England even though she has fallen out with Carrie.”
Spoiler alert: the plot will reportedly end in Carrie reaching out to Samantha and means season two is open to have Cattrall return to the series. It seems unlikely at the moment however. In a 2017 interview, the actress seemed pretty adamant that she would never return to the Sex and the City franchise.
“This isn’t about more money,” she said. “It’s not about more scenes. It’s not about any of those things. This is about a clear decision, an empowered decision in my life to end one chapter and start another.”
The source for Daily Mail concluded, essentially pleading for Cattrall to return. “Samantha Jones is one of television’s all time much loved characters and Kim is a phenomenal actress who brings her to life perfectly. She needs to come home, if not for us, but for the fans that adore her.”
And Just Like That will hit streaming platforms this December.
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