SEX AND THE CITY Prequel To Be Made Into A TV Series?

By on 17 August, 2011

The CW network are reportedly working on putting together a TV series based on Candace Bushnell‘s book, The Carrie Diaries, according to Deadline!


The book acts as a prequel to Bushnell‘s hit novel ‘Sex and the City‘, which needs no reminders of the hugely successful TV series and movies which were spawned from her book. Her latest book chronicles Carrie‘s senior year of high school in a small town in New England.

While no firm deals are in place, the word on the street is that Warner Bros TV would produce and ‘Gossip Girl‘ exec producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage have been asked to manage the project through their Warner Bros TV-based Fake Empire company. Former ‘Sex and the City‘ writer/producer Amy Harris, who is penning this season’s ‘Gossip Girl‘ this season, may end up also writing the adaptation.

HBO currently has the rights to ‘The Carrie Diaries‘ due to the previous series it churned out, but they’re looking for another network outlet to produce this latest adaptation, as the book is aimed at a much younger audience than your traditional HBO viewer. They said in a statement:

“Discussions are underway for The Carrie Diaries, Candace Bushnell’s book about Carrie Bradshaw’s high school years, to find a home as a potential television series.”


Original producer Sarah Jessica Parker and showrunner Michael Patrick King are reportedly not involved in this new project at all, and with a flurry of rumours circulating the entertainment world, King recently put talk of his involvement to bed by saying:

“I’m not working on any Sex and the City prequel at all. I haven’t read Candace’s Bushnell’s books. … My Carrie Bradshaw started at 33 and I took her to 43 — I don’t even want to know who Carrie Bradshaw’s parents are … the idea of going backward, making her less evolved, is something that I can’t even imagine doing.”


So come on, folks! Who should star as Carrie? It would have to be a proper teen, and not someone like Blake Lively (no offence, Blake). Would you agree?




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