We’ve embraced with and obsessed over Sex and the City through six seasons and on the silver screen (twice), but are we ready for a high school version? If it’s finding out what Carrie Bradshaw looked like in the ’80s, then definitely.
The CW, home to favorite shows like Gossip Girl and Hart of Dixie, has ordered a pilot of The Carrie Diaries based on author Candace Bushnells’ novel. Paralleling the textual story line, the show will follow the young Carrie Bradshaw in the 1980s, “asking her first questions about love, sex, friendship and family, while exploring the worlds of high school and Manhattan.” Amy Harris, who worked on HBO’s original SATC, wrote the Carrie Diaries pilot.
Executive producers include Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage, Len Goldstein and Candace Bushnell.
The Hollywood Reporter offers some insight into the storyline:
“The first book in Bushnell’s origin story was published last year and, like Sex and the City, is told from Carrie’s point of view. It follows the aspiring writer through her relationship with Sebastian Kydd and rivalry with popular girl Donna LaDonna.”
The next stop in the process would be casting. It is not confirmed as to whether the series takes place before or after Carrie moves to New York and meets the girls, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda. If based on the novel, who do you think should make the cut of Carrie, her boyfriend Sebastian Kydd and popular girl Donna LaDonna?
I have read this and Summer in the City and both are really good. They’re light reads and fun to see how it all began!