EXCLUSIVE: Sex and the city Fans can rejoice — John Corbett’s Aidan Shaw I will reunite with former love Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) on HBO Max And just like that… I hear Corbett is set for a substantial multi-episode arc in his second season Sex and the city onwards, reprising his role as a likable furniture maker. Representatives for HBO Max and Corbett declined to comment.
Corbett’s Aidan was one of two notables Sex and the city fan favorite characters that didn’t appear in its first season And just like that…, alongside Kim Cattrall’s Samantha. While the revival of the iconic HBO series was announced from the start as focusing on Carrie (Parker), Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) and Charlotte (Kristin Davis) with no plans to involve Cattrall, fans waited until the final seconds of the season. . finale to feature Aiden after Corbett had teased his involvement, telling Page Six in April 2021, “I think I might be in quite a few [episodes].”
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Parker, who is also an executive producer And just like that…found the stunt amusing.
“It was fun. It was fun for him to say that,” she said Watch What Happens Live last February. “When he actually reached out, very politely, because he’s nothing if not a gentleman, and apologized for doing it as a joke, and then I said, ‘No, no, no, it’s a free country first and foremost.’ And I thought that was kind of delightful and kind of fun.”
After the February finale, executive producer Michael Patrick King explained to Deadline why Aidan did not appear in the season, which dealt with the aftermath of the death of Carrie’s husband, Mr. Big (Chris Noth) at the end of the first episode.
“I really felt like it was a lot for Carrie,” she said. “This season has been a lot. We wanted to pass it [Big’s death] and in the light—the last episode is called, “Seeing the Light.” We wanted to get her out. [Aidan’s return] it’s a big story that everyone at home wrote that we never intended.”
In the same February interview, Parker did not rule out a possible Corbett appearance for Season 2.
“I think it would be… I mean, I’m not going, yeah, anything is possible,” he said.
In the closing moments of the Season 1 finale, Carrie is seen kissing podcast producer Franklyn (Ivan Hernandez), a sign that she’s ready to start dating again after a period of mourning.
Corbett portrayed Carrie Bradshaw’s boyfriend (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 to sleeping with her future husband Mr. Big and the second when she couldn’t commit after Aidan proposed and the two got engaged.
Carrie and Aidan mended fences in Season 6 when they ran into each other on the road, with Aidan revealing he was married with a young son. Fate brought them together again in the film Sex and the city 2 in a market in Abu Dhabi. The pair shared a passionate kiss during a dinner later, but with the two being married at the time (and Aidan also a father of three), Carrie ran off. A reunion of Carrie and Aidan years later will likely have to deal with what happened to Aidan’s wife, Kathy.
Corbett will reprise another beloved character in a romantic comedy franchise, Ian in the third My Big Fat Greek Wedding film, which has just finished production in Greece.
Rosy Cordero contributed to this report.
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