John Corbett will be joining the second season of Just So…, the sequel to HBO Max's Sex and the City, as Aidan Shaw. He will reunite with former love Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker).
According to Deadline, representatives for HBO Max and Corbet declined to comment.
Aidan Corbetta was one of two famously beloved Sex and the City characters who didn't appear in the first season of Just Like That, along with Samantha, played by Kim Cattrall.
But it should be noted that John Corbett himself had previously envisioned being on the show.
“I think I could be in many [episodes]”, – said the Page Six actor in April 2021
Sarah Jessica Parker, who is also the executive producer of And Just Like That, spoke about the same thing on Watch What Happens Live back in February.
Why Aidan Shaw was not in the first season of the series, explained Deadline executive produced by Michael Patrick King. Like, the season was about the aftermath of the death of Kerry's husband, Mr. Big (Chris Noth), who passed away at the end of the first episode.
“It seemed like a lot for Kerry”, – he said. “This season has been a lot. We wanted her to survive [Big's death] and come out into the light – the last episode is called “Seeing the Light”. We wanted to take her out. [The return of Aidan] is a big storyline that everyone at home wrote about that we never planned.”
In the same February interview, Parker also did not rule out the potential appearance of Corbett in season 2.
“I think he will… I mean, I'm not going, yes, it's all possible,” she said.
In the last moments of the season 1 finale, Carrie is seen kissing podcast producer Franklin (Ivan Hernandez), indicating that she is ready to start dating again after mourning.
Recall, Corbett played Carrie's ex-boyfriend Bradshaw (Parker ), and later fiancé Aidan Shaw in Seasons 3 and 4 of Sex and the City. They divorced twice, the first time after she confessed that she was sleeping with her future husband Mr. Big, and the second time when she did not want to rush into the wedding.
In the sixth season of “Sex and the City” Kerry and Aidan ran into each other on the street when Aidan revealed that he was married and had a young son. Fate brought them together again in the series “Sex and the City 2” at a market in Abu Dhabi. Later during dinner, the couple kissed passionately, but since both were married by then (and Aidan was also the father of three), – Carrie ran away. Kerry and Aidan's reunion many years later will likely be linked to what happened to Aidan's wife Katie.
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