Were you sad to see Sex and the City end? Still missing Carrie Bradshaw? Candace Bushnell’s prequel book The Carrie Diaries is coming to the CW11.
The Carrie Diaries is the coming-of-age story of one of the most iconic characters of our generation. Replacing Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw will be 18 year old AnnaSophia Robb.
The CarrieDiaries writer/executive producer Amy B. Harris said: “The search for Carrie Bradshaw was an exciting adventure. Having been a part of the Sex and the City series, I felt such an honor and responsibility to the fans of the show to find someone who embodied the spirit of Manhattan’s favorite ‘It’ girl. When AnnaSophia Robb walked into the room, we knew we had found her. Her grace, intelligence, sense of fun and her empathetic nature make her the perfect girl to bring our young Carrie to life. The fact that she loves a gorgeous pair of heels doesn’t hurt either.”
This week Warner Bros. Television released the first photo of Robb dressed in 1980′s vintage with the Manhattan skyline as the backdrop.
Emmy-winning costume designer Eric Daman (Sex and the City, Gossip Girl) said: “It’s a rare invitation to dress a character whose reputation truly precedes her. Having played a hand in designing for the Carrie we know and love, I am honored to be chosen to carry the torch – to illuminate the woman we know by discovering the young lady she was.”
With an unforgettable cast of characters, The Carrie Diaries is the story of how a regular girl learns to think for herself and evolves into a sharp, insightful writer. Readers will learn about her family background, how she found her writing voice, and the indelible impression her early friendships and relationships left on her. Through adventures both audacious and poignant, we’ll see what brings Carrie to her beloved New York City, where her new life begins.
Amy Harris (Gossip Girl) wrote the script and is executive producing with Bushnell, Schwartz, Savage and Len Goldstein
The Carrie Diaries pilot is in pre-production.
Photo Credit: Eric Liebowitz