After months of speculation, we finally have a potential explanation regarding Samantha Jones whereabouts in the upcoming series And Just Like That.
With the month of December just a few days away, the release of the highly anticipated Sex and the City revival is right around the corner.
The forthcoming series will see the return of our favourite leading ladies, Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker), Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) and Charlotte (Kristen Davis) as they navigate life in their 50s.
Although a majority of the original cast has returned, there is one character that will not be making an appearance in the revival.
Kim Cattrall, who played fan favourite Samantha Jones in the original franchise, will be absent from the forthcoming series.
Since the announcement of the HBO Max project, fans have speculated how the show’s writers were going to write off Samantha.
We now have a better understanding of where the sex-positive PR representative will be in the universe.
According to a report from the Daily Mail, an inside source revealed that Samthana will be living her best life in the UK.
“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 told the publication.
“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.”
The source went on to say that the season finale of the revival will see Carrie extend an olive branch to her former best friend.
“Carrie is the one who has the tough time without Samantha and by the end of ”And Just Like That” you’ll see Carrie extend the olive branch and try and rekindle the friendship,” they said.
The source also revealed that the writers have left an opening for the iconic actress return and “ have high hopes” that she’ll return for season two.
Over the years, Cattrall has been vocal about not reprising her character presumably due to her ongoing feud with Parker.
“It will be quite a while between the first and second series as Sarah Jessica Parker has a busy schedule and we have a lot of work to do to get Kim Cattrall back,” they added.
Although the report has not been confirmed by HBO Max, Michael Patrick King or Sarah Jessica Parker we are still crossing our fingers that this is true.
And Just Like That is currently filming in New York and is set to introduce an array of new characters including Sara Ramirez, Sarita Choudhury, Nicole Ari Parker and Karen Pittman.
The first two episodes of the new series will be available on 9 December.
Check out the trailer here or below.