Filming has officially started for And Just Like That... season three

kristin davis, sarah jessica parker and cynthia nixon are seen on the set of and just like that
And Just Like That... S3: what you need to knowJames Devaney - Getty Images

Last year, the second season of Sex And The City spin-off And Just Like That...And Just Like That... cemented the show's place as one of the most divisive of all time. Whether you loved or loathed it, it was impossible to escape the antics of Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte (and, for a minute and 10 seconds, Samantha Jones in a glorious cameo).

AJLT will return for a third season, much to some viewers' delight, and others' disgust. Though given that season two was one of HBO Max's most popular shows (and the most-watched returning Max Original to date), we can't say we're surprised. Here's what we know about the third season so far.

Who will star in AJLT season three?

The lead characters of Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker), Miranda Hobbes (Cynthia Nixon) and Charlotte York Goldenblatt (Kristin Davis) will return to stomping the streets of Manhattan in their Manolos. They'll be joined by some of the wider supporting cast we've got to know and love from season two, including Nicole Ari Parker as Lisa Todd Wexley, Sarita Choudhury as Seema Patel, and – after the last season's cliffhanger ending – John Corbett as Aidan Shaw.

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Glamorous property magnate Seema Patel (Sarita Choudhury) will return for season threeAnd Just Like That/HBO
kristin davis, sarah jessica parker and cynthia nixon are seen on the set of and just like that
The show’s three main characters will be at the centre of new season expand=James Devaney - Getty Images

Recently, the show's official costume department gave us a sneak peek behind the scenes of season three, showing off the glam AJLT dressing room (complete with hot-pink sofa) as a location for Sarita Choudhury's fittings, and posting a picture of Cynthia Nixon celebrating her birthday, while taking part in fittings for Miranda.

While we have an idea of who will be appearing in season three, two prominent figures have confirmed that they won't be returning: Karen Pittman as Dr Nya Wallace, and Sara Ramírez as Che Diaz. Pittman won't be able to participate due to a scheduling conflict with a new role she has in Netflix's Forever, as well as The Morning Show on AppleTV+.

"It has been a joy to have Karen Pittman play the smart and stunning Professor Nya Wallace on the first two seasons of And Just Like That…," said a spokesperson for Max. "As we have thoroughly enjoyed working with this dynamic actress, so too have others. Due to her commitments to two other streamer series, it has become apparent that filming three shows at once isn't possible. Due to the production realities, we are disappointed to announce that scheduling conflicts will not allow us to continue with this character as part of season 3 of And Just Like That… Karen and Nya will be missed, and her Max family and fans will all be cheering her on in her other endeavours."

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Che Diaz (played by Sara Ramírez, right) is also bowing out of the show’s next season HBO

Meanwhile, it was confirmed earlier this year that Sara Ramírez will not be returning as Che Diaz for season three, but Max has not commented on their departure.

When will season three be released?

In December 2023, a Max teaser for upcoming content revealed the next season of AJLT won't arrive until 2025 – news that was confirmed by Variety, which explained production would begin on season three in 2024, with a 2025 release date.

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Carrie reunited with her ex-fiancé, Aidan – but the end of season two saw their relationship hanging in the balanceHBO

It's been confirmed that filming is already underway, as Cynthia Nixon has wrapped up her run in The Seven Year Disappear play, and Sarah Jessica Parker has finished her stint in Plaza Suite. The actress missed the recent Oliver Awards (for which she was nominated for Best Actress for Plaza Suite) and her reps confirmed that she couldn't attend due to tight filming schedules for AJLT.

Do we know anything about the plot?

The end of season two left us with plenty of unanswered questions. Just after Carrie rekindled her relationship with her ex-fiancé, Aidan, he told her that he needed at least five years out to focus on his children – meaning Carrie might be single again at the start of the next season, unless there's a serious time jump.

Max, meanwhile, has been tight-lipped about any new plotlines. "We are thrilled to spend more time in the Sex And The City universe telling new stories about the lives of these relatable and aspirational characters played by these amazing actors," said creator and showrunner, Michael Patrick King. When it comes to what's next, it looks like we'll just have to wait and see...

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