The ‘Sex and the City’ Reboot: Other Than Mr. Big, Fans Thinks These 3 Characters Could Die in ‘And Just Like That…’

And Just Like That…, the Sex and the City reboot, has been filming all over Manhattan since early July. The 10-episode, limited series is promising some big twists and turns. Because the show has long used New York City as its set, fans are getting a glimpse at some of what will go into the HBO Max exclusive. One scene, which appears to be a funeral or wake scene, has loyal viewers up in arms. Most believe Carrie Bradshaw’s big love, Mr. Big, will die in episode one. Still, not everyone is convinced. The funeral scene, if it is real, could feature another emotional death instead. In fact, fans think three other characters could be the subject of the funeral scene instead of Mr. Big. 

Steve Brady could be the one to die in ‘And Just Like That…’

While all hints and blind items seem to point to Mr. Big’s death early on in the series, fans note that Steve Brady, Miranda Hobbes’ husband, could be the one to go. Like Carrie and Mr. Big, Steve and Miranda had an on-again-off-again relationship for most of the original series. Their relationship was rocky during Sex and the City: The Movie, and Steve had a minimal role in Sex and the City 2.

Cynthia Nixon, David Eigenberg and Evan Handler are seen shooting a scene for 'And Just LIke That...'
Evan Handler, Cynthia Nixon and David Eigenberg in the ‘Sex and the City’ reboot | Gotham/GC Images

Reddit fans theorize that Steve’s testicular cancer could return and claim his life in the reboot’s first episode. David Eigenberg, the actor who portrays Steve, has been spotted filming And Just Like That…, but the size of his role is unknown. Eigenberg does have a prior commitment to another show, so his involvement could be limited, and killing the character off could be a quick way to deal with that. It would be especially useful if HBO Max does order more episodes, as is rumored.

The ‘Sex and the City’ reboot could honor Lynn Cohen in episode one with a funeral scene

If Steve isn’t the one killed off in And Just Like That… another member of Miranda’s chosen family could be the focus of the now famous funeral scene. During the original run of Sex and the City, Miranda had a housekeeper, who later became Brady’s nanny. Magda started as a small side character but quickly became important to Miranda and fans. Magda appeared in both feature films, but sadly she won’t be in the Sex and the City reboot.

Cynthia Nixon, Lynn Cohen and Joseph Pupo are photographed in Chinatown while filming 'Sex and the City: The Movie'
Cynthia Nixon as Miranda Hobbes, Joseph Pupo as Brady Hobbes and Lynn Cohen as Magda | Bobby Bank/WireImage

Lynn Cohen, the actor who played Magda, died in February 2020. Cohen was 86, and while she was well known for playing Magda, she had a long and illustrious career before and after the series. According to IMDb, Cohen had more than 100 acting credits to her name. Fans think Michael Patrick King might choose to pay tribute to Cohen with a funeral scene at the beginning of the series. 

Fans fear Samantha Jones could be killed off in the ‘Sex and the City’ reboot

Most fans don’t want to see Mr. Big die in And Just Like That…, but they want to see Samantha Jones killed off in the Sex and the City reboot even less. Still, Samantha may be the character who dies early in the series. If you really think about it, there is good reason for the writing team to kill off the fan favorite.

Kim Cattrall, the actor who took on the role of Samantha, has made her feelings about the series known. She does not wish to reprise the role and has mostly negative feelings about her time on the series. Since there appears to be no hope for a change of heart, the writing team could cleanly and efficiently explain the character’s absence with a death. 

Kim Cattrall as Samantha Jones walks down 92nd street during the filming of 'Sex and the City: The Movie'
Kim Cattrall as Samantha Jones | James Devaney/WireImage

Samantha battled breast cancer during the show’s final season, and Carrie’s then-boyfriend Aleksandr Petrovsky pointed out he had a friend who died from the same cancer. The writing team could, theoretically, use the earlier cancer diagnosis to explain her death.

The cast of ‘And Just Like That…’ might be psyching fans out

Most fans might feel certain that a death will occur in And Just Like That… but no one publicly connected to the project has confirmed it. Sure, fans spotted the cast filming what appeared to be a funeral scene on the streets of New York, but HBO Max has not commented on the supposed storyline. None of the cast has spoken openly about what storylines will be included in the series, either. The production team behind Sex and the City was never above filming scenes to throw fans off, and, presumably, the And Just Like That… team isn’t against it, either.

A director's chair bearing the name of the 'Sex and the CIty' reboot, 'And Just LIke That...' is scene in New York City on August 12
a set chair from ‘And Just Like That…’ | James Devaney/GC Images

HBO Max could throw fans a curveball and not include a single death in the Sex and the City reboot. For now, we will have to wait and see. HBO Max has not given the reboot an official premiere date, but experts insist it should be available for streaming before the end of the year. According to Backstage filming is set to continue through the summer.

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