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(CNN) -- Fasten your seat belts, "Sex and the City" fans, because Kim Cattrall is finally back.

An HBO Max spokesperson confirmed to CNN that Cattrall shot a scene as Samantha Jones in March for the continuation of the hit series "And Just Like That...." Like CNN, HBO Max is part of parent company Warner Bros. Discovery.

The New York Post was the first to report the news.

It's a major turn of events given that Cattrall, who played powerful publicist Samantha Jones in "Sex and the City" for six seasons and two films, did not appear in the first season of the remake.

Kim Cattrall at the May premiere of "About My Father" in New York. (Credit: Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)

"It's weird, right? I don't know how to feel about it," Cattrall said of how to explain Samantha's absence from the new series. "It's so finite to me, it doesn't continue. This feels like an echo of the past."


CNN reached out to a representative for Cattrall to request comment on her decision to appear in the show's second season.

According to reports Wednesday, Cattrall's cameo was secretly filmed in March, and her name did not appear on the call sheet for the day of filming. He apparently filmed the scene in a car in a Queens parking lot, where the show's interiors are filmed.

"And Just Like That..." is a continuation of the series "Sex and the City", which focused on the friendship between four women: Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker), Miranda (Cynthia Nixon), Charlotte (Kristin Davis) and Cattrall's Jones.

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The first season of "And Just Like That...", which premiered in December 2021, did welcome Parker, Nixon and Davis again, with the marked absence of the character of Cattrall.

In May of last year, Cattrall spoke to Variety about his decision not to participate in the remake, in which he spoke of the need for "great wisdom to know when enough is enough."

"I also didn't want to compromise on what the show was for me. The way forward seemed clear," he said.

Cattrall added then, "I played her and loved her. Ultimately, I felt I had to protect her."

She also said that she is proud of her time as Samantha, but that for her, the decision not to reprise the role felt 'clear.'"

CNN's Marianne Garvey contributed to this report.

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