Presentor, actor Sara Ramirez attends VH1 Trailblazer Honors 2018 at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine on June 21, 2018 in New York City Source: Theo Wargo/Getty Images for VH1 Trailblazer Honors

Sources Confirm Sarah Ramirez Not Returning to 'And Just Like That...'

Kilian Melloy READ TIME: 2 MIN.

"And Just Like That..." the character of Che Diaz has been dropped from the "Sex and the City" sequel series. Nonbinary actor Sarah Ramirez will not be back for Season 3.

Variety reported that its "sources say that the Che character had reached a natural conclusion, since their relationship with Miranda had ended," with those same sources disputing what had seemed to be a claim from Ramirez that they were dropped from the show for their pro-Palestinian stance.

As previously reported, Ramirez took to Instagram last month with a post that railed on Hollywood as "duplicitous," writing, "While they give awards away, casting directors and agents are making blacklists of actors and workers who post anything in support of Palestinians in Gaza to ensure they will not work again."

In the post, which went up the day following the Emmys, Ramirez went on to add: "While they lift up some of their own clients who have spoken up against this genocide, they are firing and letting others who have smaller platforms go."

The post prompted speculation that Ramirez had been let go from the series, which got from HBO last summer. The upcoming season will reportedly commence production later this year, with a 2025 premiere on Max.

Subsequent reports indicated that Ramirez had indeed been dropped from the series, but not because of their political views. Rather, a source told UK newspaper the Daily Mail, "Ramirez's head had been 'on the chopping block since last season' because their character 'held no value anymore' and was 'annoying.'"

"Cynthia [Nixon] has been incredibly vocal about her support for Palestine and for her being an open lesbian," the source pointed out, referring to one of the show's trio of main cast members who came back to the "Sex and the City" sequel to continue the story of female friends in Manhattan.

Nixon, with co-stars Sarah Jessica Parker and Kristin Davis, along with a number of cast members in recurring roles, is expected to return when the series comes back next year.

Ramirez played non-binary comedian Che Diaz during the show's first two seasons. Fans were divided when Nixon's character, Miranda, began an affair with Che, eventually splitting from her husband, Steve (David Eigenberg), a fan favorite.

The short-lived romance fizzled early in Season 2, and Che's storyline became one about their travails as a comic with a sputtering career.

But it wasn't just Miranda's midlife divorce and new sexual path that fans objected to; many also disliked Che as a character.

"Sara was not fired because they support Palestine and the cease fire," the source reportedly told the Daily Mail. "After Che split with Miranda, the character really held no value anymore and fans found them annoying. The storyline as a struggling comedian was a waste of airtime and Sara knew it."

by Kilian Melloy , EDGE Staff Reporter

Kilian Melloy serves as EDGE Media Network's Associate Arts Editor and Staff Contributor. His professional memberships include the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association, the Boston Online Film Critics Association, The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, and the Boston Theater Critics Association's Elliot Norton Awards Committee.

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