With one week to go before the series premieres, the official, full-length trailer for And Just Like That… has been released. And it seems that, with the exception of Samantha’s absence, not much has changed for Carrie and her mates.
The ladies are still lunching and drinking, the outfits are still glamourous and unattainable and Carrie’s voiceovers are still mildly annoying, except now they are in podcast form.
The newly-released trailer also suggests that perhaps there isn’t trouble in paradise for Carrie and Mr Big after all, as we see the pair getting cosy in the kitchen. It’s also clear that Carrie is still spending time in the lavish 5th Avenue apartment the couple purchased in the second film (you know, after purchasing that other 5th Ave apartment that they quickly had to sell when Big didn’t show up to their wedding).
These scenes with TV’s most toxic couple would have viewers believe the previously leaked storyline that had Carrie discussing her marriage to Big as though it were over was just a cleverly orchestrated PR stunt that Samantha — were she not banished to London — would be proud of.
In a leaked script page, Carrie was depicted as sitting with her friends Stanford Blatch (played by the late Willie Garson), Miranda Hobbes (Cynthia Nixon) and Charlotte York Goldenblatt (Kristin Davis) when she said, “I was taping the podcast, I was washing my hair. Yes, I wasn’t eating or sleeping, but at least I felt good about my marriage. Now I’m just one of the wives he was taking care of?”
The scene implied that the ill-fated pair are in the process of figuring out an alimony agreement and, presumably, who gets to keep their lavish apartment. However, the series is known for throwing us tidbits to keep us off the trail, so it’s not impossible this leaked page was one such ploy. Or perhaps the trailer is. Who knows at this point?
Also in the trailer, we get to see a snippet of Harry and Charlotte’s eldest daughter, Lily, performing a piano recital, and get a glimpse at some of the new faces joining the series, including Sara Ramirez, Sarita Choudhury, Nicole Ari Parker and Karen Pittman.
Given how terrible, and at times offensive, the second film was, we can only hope the reboot will do a little (okay, a lot) better at bringing the series and its themes into 2021. And, at least now we only have a week left to find out if it succeeds.
And Just Like That… premieres on December 9 on BINGE.