And Just Like That...The Writers Room

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This is the official podcast about the HBO Max series And Just Like That: A New Chapter of Sex and the City. Each week writer and director Michael Patrick King, and executive producers Elisa Zuritsky and Julie Rottenberg will be joined by writers (Samantha Irby, Rachna Fruchbom, and Keli Goff) and special guests to unpack the latest episodes of the show. Plus, listeners will get a behind-the-scenes look into the choices that shaped the stories to revisit the original Sex and the City characters, Carrie, Miranda, and Charlotte, along with the new friends and new stories. New podcast episodes are available each week on podcast platforms and on HBO Max. The official And Just Like That podcast is produced by HBO Max in conjunction with Pineapple Street Studios.


Episode Date
“Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered” (with Rachna Fruchbom)
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Rachna Fruchbom returns to the writers room for another deep dive into the newest episode of And Just Like That… with executive producers Michael Patrick King, Julie Rottenberg, and Elisa Zurisky. The group reminisces over the experience Carrie has going through her style choices from throughout the history of the franchise and Rachna shares how her own cigarette ritual, and accompanying outfit, made its way into the episode. Then, they talk through the on-set shenanigans that surround Miranda’s love life and how Charlotte’s sex life has always been FULL of surprises. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 20, 2022
“Sex and the Widow”
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Executive producers Michael Patrick King, Elisa Zuritsky, and Julie Rottenberg  share all the behind-the-scenes details from the latest episode. Together, they reveal the scrapped version of Carrie’s new book, the writing room’s internal discussions around Miranda’s marriage, and the shocking, but impressive on-set story of how Sarah Jessica Parker brought Carrie’s first date scene to life. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 13, 2022
“Diwali” (with Rachna Fruchbom)
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Rachna Fruchbom returns to the writers room with executive producers, Michael Patrick King, Elisa Zuritsky, and Julie Rottenberg. Together they discuss behind-the-scenes details on how Seema’s storyline came to be, including how they found the perfect NYC location for the sari shopping scene and how Rachna's own celebrations of Diwali informed its on-screen depiction. Then the group unpacks how Carrie’s dilemma with aging and Miranda’s need for change highlight one of the show’s biggest questions, “Can we stay who we were?” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 07, 2022
“Tragically Hip” (with Samantha Irby)
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Writer, director, and executive producer Michael Patrick King and executive producers, Elisa Zuritsky and Julie Rottenberg welcome back Samantha Irby to the writers’ room. The group discusses the twists and turns of tv writing as Samantha shares her process behind writing this week’s episode. The group dives into deep discussion about Miranda and Che’s sexy kitchen scene, the challenging task of keeping Samantha Jones a part of the characters’ lives, and the empathy they share for Charlotte and Harry’s journey with their child, Rock. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 31, 2021
“Some of My Best Friends” (with Keli Goff)
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Writer, director, and executive producer Michael Patrick King and executive producers, Elisa Zuritsky and Julie Rottenberg welcome Keli Goff to the writers room. Keli shares how her encyclopedic knowledge of Sex and the City informed ideas for the episode, including Charlotte’s obsessive plan to impress at LTW’s dinner party. Then, the group discusses how varied choices around motherhood in the writers room informed the vulnerable conversation between Miranda and Nya. Also, Michael Patrick King shares the touching scene they wanted to film, between Carrie and Stanford, before Willie Garson’s passing. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 24, 2021
“When in Rome” (with Rachna Fruchbom)
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Writer and director Michael Patrick King and executive producers, Elisa Zuritsky and Julie Rottenberg are joined by new writer, Rachna Fruchbom. Together, they reflect on reactions and press over the series premiere and share behind-the-scenes details on how episode three came to be. They reveal the initial scrapped concept for the episode, along with some on-set stories, like shooting the scene when Carries spots you-know-who.  The group also reflects on the choices the writer’s room was confronted with when expanding the show’s view of sexuality and gender expression through one its newest characters, Che Diaz. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 17, 2021
“Hello, It’s Me” and “Little Black Dress” (with Samantha Irby)
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In the first episode of And Just Like That...The Writers Room, Michael Patrick King, Elisa Zuritsky, and Julie Rottenberg reflect on what’s it like to return to the world  Sex and City 11 years later. They’re joined by one of the season’s new writers, Samantha Irby to discuss the first two episodes, which features an awkward interaction between Miranda and one of the show’s new characters, Dr. Nya Wallace. They also discuss the thought process behind episode one’s biggest shocker...you know the one. Together the group dives into the choices, jokes, and experiences that shaped the return of the franchise and what viewers can look forward to as we explore these characters' complicated lives and friendships in their 50s. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 13, 2021
Coming Soon: And Just Like That...The Writers Room
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The groundbreaking HBO series Sex and the City is back with a new chapter called And Just Like That.... Join writer and director Michael Patrick King, along with executive producers and writers Elisa Zuritsky, Julie Rottenberg, Samantha Irby, Rachna Fruchbom, and Keli Goff to unpack the latest episodes of the show on the official companion podcast, And Just Like That...The Writers Room. They’ll give an inside look into the writers rooms and will share how the stories of Carrie, Charlotte, and Miranda – now in their 50s – came to be. The official And Just Like That companion podcast is produced by HBO Max in conjunction with Pineapple Street Studios. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 09, 2021