HBO Max’s “Sex and the City” revival series, “And Just Like That,” famously divided fans by killing off a beloved character in its premiere episode. The show’s second season, however, could mark the return of another.
Deadline reported Friday that John Corbett will reprise his role as Aidan Shaw for Season 2. Though details on the extent of Corbett’s involvement are scarce, the entertainment news outlet reported that the actor is “set for a substantial, multi-episode arc” on the show.
When contacted by HuffPost, representatives of Corbett and HBO declined to comment on the report. A Season 2 premiere date was not announced.
Corbett, last seen on the ABC legal drama “Rebel,” portrayed Aidan Shaw on HBO’s “Sex and the City” from 2000 to 2003. The designer of rustic furniture became the on-and-off boyfriend and later the fiancé of Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker).
Aidan also appeared in the movie “Sex and the City 2,” after running into Carrie at a market in Abu Dhabi.
Rumors about whether Corbett would appear in “And Just Like That” have swirled since the revival was announced in early 2021. In April, the actor told New York Post’s Page Six that he was “going to do the show,” adding, “I like all those people, they’ve been very nice to me.”
HBO never confirmed the actor’s involvement, and when “And Just Like That” premiered in December, Aidan was nowhere to be found.
Speaking to Deadline in February, executive producer Michael Patrick King said Aidan’s return was “a big storyline that everybody at home wrote that we had never intended.”
Writer Julie Rottenberg echoed those sentiments, though neither she nor King appeared willing to rule out Aidan returning to the franchise entirely.
“John Corbett should be writing personal apology notes,” she said. “We didn’t say anything.”
Corbett, meanwhile, will soon reprise another of his beloved characters. He recently completed work on the third “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” movie, in which he plays Ian, the husband of Nia Vardalos’ character, Toula.