While fans were disappointed with Chris Noth’s untimely exit in the first episode of And Just Like That, showrunner Michael Patrick King has reaffirmed his intentions to bring back Noth in the new Sex and The City revival project.
King, 67, told Us Weekly ,”If Chris wouldn’t do Big again, then we wouldn’t have come back” on Dec. 10. He says without him the whole storyline goes off center. King added on Noth’s return to the role saying:
First of all, Chris has an incredible love-hate relationship with Mr. Big. I’ve been with him when 35 people have chased him down the street screaming, ‘Mr. Big!’ I get it. It’s a lot to take on. So at first, he was hesitant, and then someone is like, ‘Do you want to join the show again and die?’ He said, ‘Of course, no.’”
During the Thursday, December 9, premiere episode of the HBO Max series, the investment banker is seen riding his Peloton stationary bike while the rest of the Sex and the City cast attended Lily York-Goldenblatt’s piano recital. After returning home, the 56-year old Hocus Pocus star’s character found her on-screen spouse lying unconscious on the ground before explaining, “And just like that, Big died.”
After Big’s Peloton-related death, the exercise company issued a statement via Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum:
“I’m sure SATC fans, like me, are saddened by the news that Mr. Big dies of a heart attack. Mr. Big lived what many would call an extravagant lifestyle — including cocktails, cigars, and big steaks — and was at serious risk as he had a previous cardiac event in Season 6,”
New episodes of And Just Like That premiere every Thursday on HBO Max.