This Is What And Just Like That Did To Keep Fans On Their Toes

Fans went wild in January 2021 when Sarah Jessica Parker announced that she would be slipping back into Carrie Bradshaw's Manolo Blahnik shoes for a "Sex and the City" revival (via Us Weekly). The actress revealed the big news via social media, announcing that she and her former co-stars Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis would all be reprising their roles for a brand new series, "And Just Like That." 


It was also revealed that original cast member Kim Cattrall would not be returning to play Samantha Jones in the reboot. The stars admitted that things would be different this time around, as "And Just Like That" would follow the "Sex and the City" characters as they navigate love, parenthood, friendship, and relationships in their 50s.

Filming began for the series in July 2021, and fans were delighted to see photos of the actresses shooting around New York City. Of course, rumors began flying about what the storyline would entail this time around. There was speculation that characters such as Samantha or even Carrie's husband, Mr. Big (Chris Noth), would be revealed as dead in the revival. But the showrunner debunked those rumors in December 2021 (via The New York Times).


However, the series did take special measures to ensure that fans never really knew what was going on during filming.

The cast of And Just Like That wanted to keep fans guessing

According to Yahoo!, the cast of "And Just Like That" has been doing press to promote the new show. During an interview on "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert," Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon dished some details about filming.


Colbert told the women that he heard the show had "actually shot scenes around New York that were fake scenes to throw people off the scent." While Nixon played it off saying that "it might be true," Davis confirmed that the series had, in fact, filmed fake scenes to keep fans guessing.

"We want the fans to enjoy the show," Davis explained. "I think that's the important part." Nixon also revealed that the cast didn't want fans to know what to expect while watching the new series. "We don't want them to know — we don't want them to read the Cliffs Notes beforehand," she said. 

Nixon went on to gush over cast members Sara Ramirez, Nicole Ari Parker, Karen Pittman, and Sarita Choudhury, who have brought more diversity to the show. "We knew the show was gonna expand and there was gonna be more people and it was such an incredibly white show when it was on the first time," she stated. "That's a huge part of why we're here."


Fans can now watch "And Just Like That" streaming on HBO Max.