HBO Max’s “Sex and the City” revival collection, “And Just Like That,” famously divided followers by killing off a beloved character in its premiere episode. The present’s second season, nonetheless, may mark the return of one other.
Deadline reported Friday that John Corbett will reprise his function as Aidan Shaw for Season 2. Though particulars on the extent of Corbett’s involvement are scarce, the leisure information outlet reported that the actor is “set for a substantial, multi-episode arc” on the present.
When contacted by HuffPost, representatives of Corbett and HBO declined to touch upon the report. A Season 2 premiere date was not introduced.
Corbett, final seen on the ABC authorized drama “Rebel,” portrayed Aidan Shaw on HBO’s “Sex and the City” from 2000 to 2003. The designer of rustic furnishings grew to become the on-and-off boyfriend and later the fiancé of Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker).
Aidan additionally appeared within the film “Sex and the City 2,” after operating into Carrie at a market in Abu Dhabi.
Rumors about whether or not Corbett would seem in “And Just Like That” have swirled for the reason that revival was introduced in early 2021. In April, the actor told New York Post’s Page Six that he was “going to do the show,” including, “I like all those people, they’ve been very nice to me.”
HBO by no means confirmed the actor’s involvement, and when “And Just Like That” premiered in December, Aidan was nowhere to be discovered.
Speaking to Deadline in February, government producer Michael Patrick King mentioned Aidan’s return was “a big storyline that everybody at home wrote that we had never intended.”
Writer Julie Rottenberg echoed these sentiments, although neither she nor King appeared prepared to rule out Aidan returning to the franchise fully.
“John Corbett should be writing personal apology notes,” she mentioned. “We didn’t say anything.”
Corbett, in the meantime, will quickly reprise one other of his beloved characters. He lately accomplished work on the third “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” film, through which he performs Ian, the husband of Nia Vardalos’ character, Toula.