‘And Just Like That’ Cast Spotted Dressed For a Funeral — But It Wouldn’t Be the First Time ‘Sex and the City’ Tried to Fake Out Fans

The Sex and the City reboot — And Just Like That — has started filming in New York City. And cameras have already spotted the cast dressed for a funeral. Will a major character die in the new HBO Max series? Or, are they trying to fake fans out again?

‘Sex and the City’ stars Cynthia Nixon, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kristin Davis are seen on the set of "And Just Like that" on July 09, 2021, in New York City
‘And Just Like That’ co-stars Cynthia Nixon, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kristin Davis | Jose Perez/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images

Kim Cattrall said ‘no’ to the ‘Sex and the City’ reboot

HBO Max announced in early 2021 that the cast of Sex and the City would be returning for a 10-episode reboot. More than a decade after the film and sequel — and more than two decades since the original series premiere — Carrie Bradshaw and her squad are back to “navigate the even more complicated reality of life and friendship in their 50s.”

But when the cast list was announced, there was one person who was notably missing — Kim Cattrall. She refused to reprise her role of Samantha Jones after making it clear in recent years that she has “moved on” from the character. Sarah Jessica Parker is returning as Carrie. Kristin Davis is back as Charlotte York, and Cynthia Nixon is reprising her role of Miranda Hobbes.

The ‘And Just Like That’ cast was recently spotted dressed for a funeral

Along with Parker, Davis, and Nixon, Chris Noth is returning as Mr. Big. John Corbett is back as Aidan Shaw, as is David Eigenberg as Steve Brady, and Evan Handler as Harry Goldenblatt. Additionally, Mario Cantone will reprise the role of Anthony Marentino and Willie Garson will be back as Stanford Blatch. There have also been young actors cast in the roles of Charlotte and Miranda’s children.

The cast has begun shooting in New York City, and they’ve already been spotted shooting a funeral scene. According to The Daily Mail, an insider claims that a character will be killed off during the first episode, and “it is going to be a big death.” But, some believe it could be a fakeout. Just like what happened during filming for Sex and the City 2.

Set pics from ‘Sex and the City 2’ were a bait-and-switch — is ‘And Just Like That’ doing the same?

During filming for 2010’s Sex and the City 2, photos emerged from the set that featured Cattrall wearing a wedding dress. This immediately sparked rumors that Samantha would be getting married in the sequel. But as it turns out, it was “a completely conscious bait-and-switch.” According to director Michael Patrick King, it was all Cattrall’s idea.

“[She] came to me and said, ‘I want to come to the set someday in a wedding gown and make everybody think Samantha’s getting married,’ ” he told MTV News. “And I put it in my head [like], ‘That’s a funny idea.’ Forty-five minutes later, I turned around; she was crossing the street in a wedding gown. I thought, ‘Oh, today?'”

Kim Cattrall got help from the show’s iconic stylist

King says that Cattrall was able to pull off the con quickly thanks to Sex and the City’s iconic stylist, Patricia Field. The director says that his favorite part of the whole ordeal was that every blog saw the photos and said that Samantha getting married was “a bad idea for a movie.” He agreed that it was terrible.

Since King enjoyed the joke last time — which successfully threw everyone off — is it possible they are trying it again with the funeral scene? According to one insider, it’s not a fake-out at all.

Will ‘And Just Like That’ kill off a major character?

According to the source, And Just Like That will feature a “jaw-dropping” first episode that features the demise of a major name. Based on this info, the fan speculation so far has centered on Noth’s Mr. Big and Cattrall’s Samantha.

“This is all top secret at the moment because production has just started. But in the first episode fans will be served up a jaw-dropping storyline where one of the major names on the show will die,” the source dished. “Only the leading stars and show executives are aware of this presently and are desperate to keep a lid on it — a coffin lid.”

Fans will find out if the funeral scene is a fake out or not when And Just Like That premieres on HBO Max in 2022.

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