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Kim Cattrall will indeed reprise the role of Samantha Jones in ‘Sex and the City’ reboot


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By Chloe Melas, CNN

(CNN) — Buckle up, “Sex and the City” fans, because Kim Cattrall is finally back.

A spokesperson for HBO/Max confirmed to CNN that Cattrall filmed a scene as Samantha Jones in March for the hit show’s continuation series “And Just Like That…”. Like CNN, HBO is part of parent company Warner Bros. Discovery.

The New York Post was first to report the news.

This is a major turn of events given that Cattrall, who played the sex-positive, powerful publicist Jones in “Sex and the City” for six seasons and two movies, famously did not appear in the first season of the reboot.

“It’s odd, isn’t it? I don’t know how to feel about it,” Cattrall said of how Samantha’s absence was explained in the new series. “It’s so finite for me, so it doesn’t continue. This feels like an echo of the past.”

CNN has reached out to a representative for Cattrall for comment on her decision to appear in the series’ second season.

According to Wednesday’s reports, Cattrall’s cameo was filmed in secrecy in March, with her name not appearing on the call sheet for the day of the shoot. She reportedly filmed the scene in a town car in a parking garage in Queens, where interiors for the series are filmed.

“And Just Like That…” is a continuation of the “Sex and the City” series, which focused on the friendship between four women – Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker), Miranda (Cynthia Nixon), Charlotte (Kristin Davis) and Cattrall’s Jones.

Season 1 of “And Just Like That…”, which premiered in December of 2021, did welcome back Parker, Nixon and Davis, with Cattrall’s character markedly absent.

In May of last year, Cattrall spoke with Variety of her decision to not participate in the reboot, citing “a great wisdom to know when enough is enough.”

“I also didn’t want to compromise what the show was to me. The way forward seemed clear,” she said.

Cattrall added at the time that “I played her, and I loved her. I felt ultimately protective of her.”

She also said she’s proud of her time as Samantha, but that for her, the decision not to reprise the role felt “clean.”

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CNN’s Marianne Garvey contributed to this report.

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