However, others have also assumed that the sudden death could be an explanation for the absence of Samantha Jones, given that Kim Cattrall has refused to make a return to the small screen. After all, many theories first suggested that writers would kill off Samantha to explain her sudden disappearance from the tight-knit group, there's a possibility this could be true.
The source went onto confirm that the supposed death would not be Carrie Bradshaw's, and that only senior cast and crew were made aware of the news, adding that they were sworn to secrecy.
“This is all top secret at the moment, because production has just started, but in the first episode fans will be served up a jaw-dropping storyline where one of the major names on the show will die,” the source said, as per The Daily Mail.
“Those in the know are calling it a ‘big death’, which obviously has everyone leaping to the conclusion that Mr. Big will be no more” the source continued.
“Only the leading stars and show executives are aware of this presently and are desperate to keep a lid on it—a coffin lid.”
Apparently, the reason behind the shock twist is that Sarah Jessica Parker, one of the reboot's executive producers, wanted to “shake up audiences from the get go to make them realise this is a different paced show from the previous one, where anything can happen and anyone can go… just like life”, the source said.
Eluding that the death is, in fact, Big—which is believable given his past heart problems in season six—it will prompt Carrie to reunite with characters that she has had “rocky relationships” with in the series.
So of course, we're crossing our fingers for a reunion with Aidan Shaw.