And Just Like That boss confirms Che Diaz's fate in season 2

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Photo credit: HBO/Warner Bros.
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Sex and the City spin-off And Just Like That divided viewers with its first season, especially over the character of Che Diaz.

Played by former Grey's Anatomy star Sara Ramirez, Che is a non-binary comic who later entered into a relationship with Miranda.

Following the renewal of the show, showrunner Michael Patrick King has discussed what to expect from the upcoming second season.

"One of my burning passions about season 2 is Che," he told Variety.

Photo credit: HBO/Warner Bros
Photo credit: HBO/Warner Bros

"I want to show the dimension of Che that people didn't see, for whatever reason, because they were blinded, out of fear or terror. I want to show more of Che rather than less of Che. Like, really."

He continued: "My friend Gregg Araki, he's a filmmaker, said to me, 'How does it feel to have created the most polarising character in all 5,000 shows that are on TV?'"

King said his friend went on to list all the other controversial TV characters, including "vikings who are drinking children's blood".

"And what everybody's concerned about is a non-binary stand-up comic in the present day," he responded.

Photo credit: Angela Weiss - Getty Images
Photo credit: Angela Weiss - Getty Images

Ramirez also spoke about their character, saying they love that Che is "complicated and messy and human".

"Che is a great reminder that even when we don't like someone in our community, they still deserve love, safety and joy like everyone else," they continued.

"But the movement for liberation includes everyone, even people we don't like. This movement, this fight, this party of pride, isn't just for the people who make us feel cozy and cute – it's for everyone."

Ramirez continued: "Other people's opinions of a character – that's not something I can allow into my process.

"I choose what I receive, right? That's the beauty of being grown – I don't have to receive everything."

And Just Like That, the sequel to Sex and the City, airs on HBO Max in the US and Sky Atlantic and NOW in the UK.

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