Samantha Jones is finally returning to the Sex and the City universe.
According to Variety, Kim Cattrall will reprise her iconic character in the season two finale of And Just Like That, Max’s revival slash continuation of Sex and the City.
Cattrall, who shot her dialogue on March 22 in New York City, didn’t share any scenes with the cast or reunite with showrunner Michael Patrick King. She will appear in one scene, in which Samantha has a phone conversation with Sarah Jessica Parker’s Carrie Bradshaw.
Since the events of Sex and the City 2, the two characters became estranged after Carrie dropped Samantha as her publicist.
The season one finale of And Just Like That memorably concluded with Carrie reaching out to Samantha over text and agreeing to meet in London to rekindle their friendship.
In recent years, Cattrall has continuously shut down rumours that she’ll return as Samantha Jones, telling Variety in 2022: “It’s a great wisdom to know when enough is enough. I also didn’t want to compromise what the show was to me.”
“I made my feelings clear after the possible third movie. The series is basically the third movie. That’s how creative it was,” she explained, adding that it was “odd” for And Just Like That to continue to use her character in the narrative.
“I don’t know how to feel about it. It’s so finite for me, so it doesn’t continue. I think I would ponder it more if I didn’t have something like Queer as Folk or How I Met Your Father. That’s kind of where I’m centered around.”
The season two finale of And Just Like That will air in August.
Cattrall can next be seen in Netflix’s upcoming comedy-drama Glamorous as Madolyn Addison, a former supermodel who “built one of the top cosmetic companies in the world from the ground up”.
Set to premiere 22 June, the series also stars Miss Benny, Zane Phillips (Fire Island), Jade Payton (Dynasty), Michael Hsu (Pretty Smart), Ayesha Harris (Daisy Jones and the Six) and Graham Parkhurst (Star Trek: Strange New Worlds).
Diana Maria Riva (Gordita Chronicles), Lisa Gilroy (Jury Duty) and Mark Deklin (Good Fight) round out the cast, while guest stars include Joel Kim Booster (Fire Island), Matt Rogers (I Love That For You) and Canada’s Drag Race winner Priyanka.