And maybe, just maybe, And Just Like That… viewers should be grateful the writers chose Che for Miranda’s love interest. Because Cynthia said they nearly went down an entirely different path.
“So originally, when Michael was sort of trying to think about what would happen in our season, he talked about Nya (Karen Pittman), Miranda’s professor, being the romantic relationship,” Cynthia revealed in the And Just Like That.. The Documentary. “Nya was a straight character and Miranda’s a straight character and I was like, ‘Well that doesn’t sound very sexy at all.’ Do you know what I mean?”
Cynthia thought it would be boring to have “two women who have gotten to this age and are now just sort of fumbling around.” She remarked, “That doesn’t seem great. And I was like, ‘Why couldn’t it be, you know, why couldn’t it be this butch person that you’re talking about having for Carrie?'”
So, perhaps Che wasn’t such a bad choice after all.
Season one of And Just Like That… is streaming now on HBO Max.