Here's how Samantha Jones has been written out of the Sex and the City spin-off

"In the words of Oscar Wilde, life imitates art," a source close to the show has said


Words: Jamie Tabberer; picture: HBO

Sources have revealed how Kim Cattrall's Sex and the City character Samantha Jones will be written out of And Just Like That.

Beware - major spoilers ahead!

Cattrall's old castmates Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, and Cynthia Nixon are of course all reprising their SATC characters for the HBO show.

However, Cattrall - who has declined to rejoin the franchise since Sex and the City 2 movie in 2010 - is sitting the show out.

Ahead of And Just Like That's debut on HBO on 9 December, insiders have told MailOnline that maneater Sam is now living in London - having fallen out with Parker's character Carrie Bradshaw.

"In the words of Oscar Wilde, life imitates art"

The source said: "We couldn't have Samantha roaming around New York City and not have the other women (Charlotte and Miranda) not interacting with her. It just wouldn't have made sense.

"Sending her to Los Angeles wasn't an option as we'd done that in the first movie, so having her character based in London really was the perfect way to keep her alive and explain her absence.

"Viewers will learn that she is thriving in England even though she has fallen out with Carrie."

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The insider added: "Carrie is the one who has the tough time without Samantha and by the end of And Just Like That you'll see Carrie extend the olive branch and try and rekindle the friendship. [...] In the words of Oscar Wilde, life imitates art."

Cattrall will next be seen playing a brassy socialite in an upcoming Queer As Folk revival from Peacock. The star recently shared a photo with the show's director, Stephen Dunn [above].

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