Sarah Jessica Parker Feels "Comfortable and Happy" Bringing John Corbett Back as Aidan
Get excited, Team Aidan! John Corbett's character is officially back in Carrie's life in "And Just Like That" season two, which premieres on Max on June 22. Ahead of the premiere, Sarah Jessica Parker opened up about reuniting with her costar and revisiting Carrie and Aidan's relationship, telling People on June 21, "It just felt really comfortable and happy."
"It's great to be in [John's] company again," she explained. "I've been pretty public about how much I love him and how easy he is to work with, how skilled he is at what he does. He makes it look easy, but it's real work."
Parker also teased that Aidan will come to shake up Carrie's world toward the end of the season, saying, "I think the story's great."
Unlike Samantha's season two return, the "And Just Like That" crew didn't keep Aidan's return a secret. On Feb. 9, HBO Max shared new pictures, taken by Craig Blankenhorn, of Aidan and Sarah Jessica Parker's Carrie where they're seen kissing and sharing a passionate hug in the streets of New York City. "And just like that Carrie is back on her tip toes," the show's account captioned an Instagram post, while Parker wrote alongside similar photos, "This. Is. Not. A. Drill."
Previously, on Jan. 13, the streamer posted the first images of the formerly engaged TV couple holding hands while walking around NYC. "Shh. Don't tell anyone," the "And Just Like That" account and Parker wrote in the caption. Plus, paparazzi have taken a ton of adorable photos of Corbett and Parker filming around different parts of New York City. While it's unclear what season two holds for Carrie and Aidan, they sure look like a stylish pair, and fans can't wait to see them reunited on their TV screens.
In August 2022, after much back and forth, Deadline exclusively reported Corbett's return to the "Sex and the City" sequel series. Corbett got fans excited in April 2021, when he revealed he would reprise his role in the reboot before it aired — which Parker later clarified was a joke. "[Corbett] actually reached out very kindly, because he's nothing if not a gentleman, and apologized for doing that as a joke," she said on "Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen." She added, "I thought it was kind of delightful and fun. . . . Having said that, I think all of it is possible."
After season one wrapped with mixed reviews, executive producer Michael Patrick King spoke about Corbett's initial comments and potential return with Deadline. "The fact of the matter is, we never said anything about Aidan, just like we never said, Steve and Carrie or getting together. . . It really just felt like this was a lot for Carrie. This season was a lot. We wanted to get her through this and into the light. . . . [Aidan's return] is a big storyline that everybody at home wrote that we had never intended."
See more photos of Parker and Corbett from the upcoming season ahead.