And just like that, Aidan Shaw has reportedly returned to the world of “Sex And The City”. And Carrie Bradshaw herself has chimed in.
John Corbett reveals he’s “very excited” to be a part of the “Sex And The City” reboot, “And Just Like That…”.
“I’m going to do the show,” he tells Page Six. Corbett, 59, will reprise his role as Carrie Bradshaw’s ex-fiancé in the new 10-episode series for HBO, though he is keeping any further character details under wraps. After Carrie ended their engagement, Aidan went on to marry a designer named Kathy and have three children in the series. He also made an appearance in the second “Sex And The City” movie when Carrie runs into him in Abu Dhabi, where they shared a romantic dinner and a kiss.
When asked how many episodes he’ll appear in, Corbett teases “I think I might be in quite a few.”
Shortly after the news broke, Sarah Jessica Parker (aka Carrie Bradshaw) gave her two cents, commenting on an Instagram post shared by the popular account, “Every Outfit on Sex and the City.”
“On this momentous day, we want to extend our deepest congratulations to all of the Aidan stans out there,” the Every Outfit account wrote in a caption of Corbett and Parker. “We may not agree with you … but we admire your passion nonetheless.”
Not long after, Parker weighed in, commenting, “I’m not saying one way or another whether our beloved Mr. Corbett’s interview deals in facts or fiction.” She added, “But the response is amazing to read… x.”
HBO has neither announced nor confirmed the actor’s involvement in the reboot yet. Corbett previously told Glamour, “no one from their camp has reached out” when discussing the return of Aidan, but said he’d “absolutely” be up for reprising his role.
If Corbett returns to the show, he would appear along with original stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis.
“I like all those people, they’ve been very nice to me,” he adds.
Notably absent from the cast is Kim Cattrall, who will not be returning to the role of Samantha Jones. Corbett notes that he “only worked with Sarah Jessica Parker. I think I had one scene with all the girls.”
“They were always cordial. Cordial with me,” he continues, adding about reports about an apparent rift between Cattrall and SJP. “I got to know the other girls because when you show up for work, you’ve got to wait a few hours while they finish up a scene, but we always had nice chats and hugs. I never saw it or heard about it.”
The ‘other’ men of “Sex And The City” — Chris Noth’s Mr. Big and David Eigenberg’s Steve Brady — have both previously stated they’d be open to reprising their roles in the reboot.
Before he makes his return to Aidan Shaw on the much anticipated “SATC” series reboot, Corbett can currently be seen on the legal series “Rebel” opposite Katey Sagal.