After six seasons on HBO and two feature films, do you feel like you still haven’t satisfied your Sex and the City fix? Then you’ll probably be tuning into The CW this fall, because the network just got the green light for a prequel series. It’s Carrie Bradshaw before her thirties, before Mr. Big and even before Charlotte York and Miranda Hobbes…it’s Carrie Bradshaw, straight out of high school. Read on for the details on the upcoming drama series!
According to The Hollywood Reporter, The CW’s upcoming seires will be based on The Carrie Diaries, which is Candice Bushnell’s book about her lead character while in high school. It’s set in the 1980s, with Carrie Bradshaw finishing up high school and working her first internship in New York City. The only other recognizable character from the hit HBO series is Samantha Jones.
Will it be any good? Maybe you’ll think so if you’re already a devoted fan of other CW shows like Hart of Dixie and Gossip Girl, because the same people (Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage) will serve as executive producers. Former Sex and the City writer and co-producer Amy B. Harris is currently adapting the Candice Buchnell book and will be the showrunner for the pilot.
When rumors first floated that HBO and The CW were closing in on a deal for the prequel series, the original showrunner Michael Patrick King dissed the idea for very specific reasons:
My Carrie Bradshaw started at 33, and I took her to 43. I didn’t even want to know who Carrie Bradshaw’s parents were because I thought she only existed in Manhattan.
He reportedly continued, “The idea of going backwards and making her less evolved … is something that I don’t imagine doing.”
Will you be watching the Sex and the City prequel series?
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