Team Aidan, anyone?
Big’s untimely and tragic death was a major plot point of And Just Like That …‘s first season.
And with that, SATC fans were left wondering what was next for Carrie. Would she remain grieving over her Big Love forever – or would there, perhaps, be other loves in her life?
Well, it looks like some of us might get the plot twist we have been harbouring hopes about ever since the original show and movies – that Aidan comes back into Carrie’s life again.
This week, Deadline confirmed that John Corbett will be back as his character Aidan Shaw for a “multi-episode arc.”
While that doesn’t give fans much to go on, trying to guess just what that means for his potential rekindling romance with our girl, Carrie – but, can we all agree that even having a little bit of Aidan will no doubt make the show even more watchable than it already is?
Back in April 2021, Corbett told Page Six, “I think I might be in quite a few [episodes].”
And Sarah Jessica Parker herself has also teased the then-possibility of Aidan’s return.
“It was fun. It was fun for him to say that,” she said during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live.
“When he actually reached out, very kindly, because he’s nothing if not a gentleman, and apologized for doing that as a joke, and then I was like, ‘No, no, no, it’s a free country first of all.’ And I thought it was kind of delightful and kind of fun.”
Executive producer of And Just Like That… Michael Patrick King has previously explained why Aidan didn’t show up in the show’s first season:
“It really just felt like this was a lot for Carrie,” he said. “This season was a lot. We wanted to get her through [Big’s death] and into the light — the last episode is called, ‘Seeing the Light.’ We wanted to get her out. [Aidan’s return] is a big storyline that everybody at home wrote that we had never intended.”
In the same February interview, Parker did not rule out a potential Corbett appearance for Season 2.
“I think he would be… I mean, I’m not going, yes, all of it’s possible,” she said.
Aidan Shaw (John Corbett) originally appeared in seasons 3 and 4 of Sex and the City. The character also made an appearance in season 6 and then famously featured in Sex and the City 2, when the gang went to Abu Dhabi.