Sara Ramírez Not Returning as Ché Diaz for 'And Just Like That' Season 3: Report

Cynthia Nixon and Sara Ramirez
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Season 3 of the 'Sex and the City' reboot is expected to return in 2025.

Doesn't look like anyone is "craving me some Ché" when And Just Like That returns. On Thursday, Variety reported citing multiple sources, that Sara Ramírez would not be returning to the hit Max series as their character, Ché Diaz, after appearing on the show for two seasons. 

The show is set to begin filming season 3 later this year with plans to release the third season in 2025. Max has declined ET's request for comment on the reports. 

The nonbinary comedian proved to be a controversial character on the Sex and the City reboot, breaking up Miranda Hobbes' (Cynthia Nixon) marriage to Steve Brady (David Eigenberg). In season 2 of the show, Miranda went out to California to support Ché while they were filming their semi-autobiographic sitcom pilot. But Ché's pilot flopped and they moved back to New York City. 

The ill-fated couple split at the end of season 2, leaving Miranda open to exploring new relationships. 

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Rumors of Ramírez's exit from the show began last month when they posted online about their pro-Palestinian views, writing on Instagram, "It's wild how performative so many in Hollywood are. Even more performative than the last character I played," seemingly referencing Ché. 

Ramírez has been open about their response to playing the polarizing character and the level of online criticism that has come with the role. 

"I’m very aware of the hate that exists online, but I have to protect my own mental health and my own artistry," Ramírez said in a 2022 profile for The New York Times. "And that’s way more important to me because I’m a real human being. I’m really proud of the representation that we’ve created. We have built a character who is a human being, who is imperfect, who’s complex, who is not here to be liked, who’s not here for anybody’s approval. They’re here to be themselves."

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Showrunner Michael Patrick King has also previously defended his decision to make Ché such a big part of the AJLT storyline, and said that Ramírez was his main pick for the role. 

"We built that character for them based on their gender identifications," King said in the And Just Like That documentary special

And Just Like That season 3 is expected to have Nixon return as Miranda, Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw, Kristin Davis as Charlotte York Goldenblatt, and more. It's unclear whether Carrie's longtime love interest, Aidan Shaw (John Corbett), will be back after the character's storyline ended on an unknown note with Aidan returning to Virginia to finish raising his troubled teenage son.