Here's Why We May Never See A Season 2 Of And Just Like That

The fallout from the sexual allegations surrounding "Sex and the City" star Chris Noth has been expansive. We learned he was dropped from the show "The Equalizer" (via CNN). Mr. Big's alter ego also lost a deal with a tequila company and his endorsement deal with Peloton is no longer (via NBC News and The Verge). Noth's marriage is reportedly also in trouble. Now, it seems talks to renew "SATC" reboot "And Just Like That..." have been suspended in light of the deeply troubling reports about Noth's past.

"There was talk about doing another season, but after the past few days all those conversations have stopped," a source told Us Weekly, adding, "Everyone is raw."

By "everyone," perhaps the source is referring to co-stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis, who issued a joint statement before Christmas supporting the alleged victims of Noth's sexual assaults. Just this week, a source told Us Weekly that Parker is struggling with the situation. "She is fiercely protective of Carrie Bradshaw and livid that she and everyone else at the show has been put into this position," the so-called insider told the outlet. "It is not about the money, but rather her legacy. Carrie was all about helping women and now, under her watch, women are saying that they have been hurt.

Is the Chris Noth scandal the real reason the show may not return?

Indeed, showrunner Michael Patrick King recently hinted another season of "And Just Like That..." was a possibility if the stars were into the idea, and there were more stories to tell about their characters (via Cheat Sheet). But now, even though Noth's character, Mr. Big, died during the first episode of the "Sex and the City" reboot, a second season is clearly in jeopardy given the shadow cast by the allegations against him.

Over on Twitter, fans are angry that Noth's alleged assaults are ruining the future of the show, with one person angrily tweeting in part, "They have 'stopped talking' about renewing the series because of an actor whose character was killed off in the first episode."

But other Twitter users noted that reviews of "And Just Like That..." have not been very favorable and the Noth scandal may actually have nothing to do with whether or not the HBO Max series gets picked up for a second season.

If you or anyone you know has been a victim of sexual assault, help is available. Visit the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network website or contact RAINN's National Helpline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673).