Kim Cattrall returns to the ‘Sex and the City’ revival, surprising fans.

Kim Cattrall

In a surprising turn of events, Kim Cattrall is set to make her return to the “Sex and the City” revival series, “And Just Like That,” on HBO Max. Cattrall will reprise her iconic role as Samantha Jones for the Season 2 finale, according to a report by Variety. However, fans shouldn’t get too excited, as her appearance will be limited to just one scene.

The scene will feature Samantha having a phone conversation with her dear friend Carrie Bradshaw, portrayed by Sarah Jessica Parker. Cattrall filmed her cameo on March 22 in New York, but interestingly, she was not present on set alongside Parker or the series’ showrunner, Michael Patrick King. The details of the scene were kept tightly under wraps, with the crew reportedly being kept in the dark about the specifics. In fact, Cattrall’s name didn’t even appear on the call sheet, adding to the secrecy surrounding her appearance.

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Speculation about Samantha’s return has been running rampant since news of Cattrall’s involvement broke. Some sources suggest that her cameo could be a cliffhanger, teasing a more substantial return in a potential Season 3. The official Twitter account of “And Just Like That” shared a link to the New York Post article about Cattrall’s return, confirming the news with the caption “Secret’s out!!”

It’s worth noting that Season 2 of “And Just Like That” is set to premiere on June 22, which also happens to be the same day Cattrall is scheduled to appear in a new Netflix series called “Glamorous.” This double appearance on two highly anticipated shows will undoubtedly excite fans of the talented actress.

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Kim Cattrall’s reprisal of Samantha Jones is significant, as she last portrayed the character in the 2010 film “Sex and the City 2.” After declining to participate in a third feature film, rumors of a feud between Cattrall and Sarah Jessica Parker emerged, leading many to believe that Samantha’s story had come to an end. However, the revival series found a way to address Samantha’s absence in the previous season by explaining that she had relocated to London following a falling out with Carrie and the other characters. Samantha did make occasional appearances through text messages, but her physical presence was sorely missed.

In addition to Kim Cattrall’s comeback, another beloved character from the original series will be returning for the new season. John Corbett will reprise his role as Aidan Shaw, Carrie Bradshaw’s on-again, off-again love interest. The inclusion of both Samantha and Aidan is sure to add excitement and nostalgia for longtime fans of the show.

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While representatives for “And Just Like That” have not made any public comments about Cattrall’s return, the anticipation among viewers is palpable. With the Season 2 premiere just around the corner, fans are eager to see how Samantha’s brief appearance will fit into the narrative and what it might mean for the future of the series.

As the countdown to the new season continues, fans of “Sex and the City” can look forward to a reunion of sorts with Kim Cattrall’s return as Samantha Jones. Whether it’s a tantalizing cliffhanger or a small taste of nostalgia, Cattrall’s cameo is sure to ignite conversations and speculation among fans worldwide.