'Sex and the City' prequel series in the works

HBO is looking to find a new home for its Sex and the City franchise on TV. The company is shopping around a project that could end up at The CW based on Candice Bushnell’s novel The Carrie Diaries, a prequel featuring a teenage Carrie Bradshaw.

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

The move comes after critics bemoaned the last Sex and the City movie featuring the grown-up cast. Original City producer Darren Star is not involved with the new project, though Gossip Girl producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage will potentially produce the new version.

The Carrie Diaries starts with Carrie’s senior year in high school in the 1980s and continues to her first internship in New York City. Samantha Jones is in the story, but the other SATC characters are not.

Obviously, this is all early-stage stuff, but what do you think? Is this simply Yet Another Teen Series or something you’d watch?

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  • Zzz

    Don’t do it. Just don’t.

    • Nina

      IA. Why are they still dragging this out?

    • Miranda

      Anyone else think Selena Gomez looks like a young Charlotte? As for Carrie maybe Anna Lynne McCord?

      • Trevor

        one problem, Charlotte’s not spanish.

      • A

        Trevor–for one thing, neither is Selena. Her father is Mexican American. Mexico and Spain are 2 totally different countries. Just b/c we speak English, no one calls us English, right?
        Secondly, it’s called acting for a reason.

    • Sharlin

      I agree. This is going to be lame. Stop milking something that is dry!

      • minister

        Dry like the udders of a hideous gruesome old horse.

        And it should be noted: I occasionally watched and less-occasionally enjoyed SitC back in whatever wretched decade that was.

    • Flip

      They need to do a third movie to give the women a proper ending.

    • Ash

      Idk, I think it could work. It could be like “That 70’s show” meets “Sex and the City”, only the show is set in the 80’s of course. I’d watch.

    • Nick

      good grief :S

    • kate middleton

      Terrible idea. No one cares about teen Carrie. Let it go.

  • RyRyNYC

    Actually Samantha Jone only appears at the very end of the first book; then is a prominent character alongside Miranda Hobbes in book 2 – Charlotte makes a brief cameo at the end of the second book with the implication that book three will complete the foursome.

    • RyRyNYC

      Also, this just sounds like a VERY bad idea… Gossip Girl producers will ruin it, and Darren Star has a point – the Carrie I know and love was born in her 30s.

      • spoiler alert!

        Truth. Carrie was a virgin in most of the books.

  • TV Junkie

    Produced by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage I’d definitely tune in. It could be the GG spin-off that never took off (about Lily and her sister in the 80’s)

    • All

      Hi from the Wedding Planner!I agree Jon, it was a real privilege to share Carrie & Matt’s wedndig.I particularly enjoyed doing Carrie’s make-up because those few hours before, in Bride Camp, they are a time when all girls pull together to make things as extra special as possible and it’s really great to be involved in making that happen.Julie’s dance leading skills were also a highlight for me; an ex-dance teacher that would not ordinarily get up for the Cha Cha Slide’ found it brilliant fun!A fantastic day was had by all and the photos are pretty good too My website isn’t ready yet but you can see design photos on my Facebook page Penelope Teej’.

    • Elaine

      What a privilege for Laurel and me to have joneid you for your wedding day! I love the pictures, they really do capture your beauty and the glory of the day.

  • Rovena

    They will probably cast four of the below rising young actresses in this:
    Mischa Barton, Sophia Bush, Miley Cyrus, Kat Dennings, Hilary Duff, Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Emma Roberts, Evan Rachel Wood

    • Kris

      I LOVE LOVE LOVE Sophia Bush but at 29, I think she’s a bit too old to play a High School senior.

  • katie

    please don’t get a Disney star to play Carrie! i heard Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez were interested in the role. Its bad enough that Selena Gomez is playing Hannah in 13 reasons why.

    • Kris

      I don’t think that’s true. Candace Bushnell said she’d love Selena Gomez to play Charlotte in a phantom-film version, I don’t think Selena has any desire to be in a Sex and the City show.

  • Linsday

    Really!? Please no! I understand that Sex and the City 2 was not what everyone thought it was going to be but please don’t punish us by ruining the original series with a prequel series on the CW!! Lets just leave it at peace already…

  • j.j

    HORRIBLE IDEA.

  • Alex

    Good luck trying to find someone to play a young Sarah Jessica Parker. A face like that only comes around once every millennium or so.

    • Delon

      Is this a compliment or an insult, i wonder?

    • Kris

      Blake Lively has the same face and talent. Not a compliment.

      • Miranda

        Yes! Blake Lively would be good but i dont think she’d be on two CW shows at once

      • Emyly

        awwwww this made me cry!!!! You three are voted the most beautiful fmilay award! I can hardly wait to share this with all my fmilay and friends, and they know I will!!! great composition and music xxoo joan

  • Patty

    The idea is horrible and Josh Schwartz and SS can only produce 2 seasons of good television together so this seems like a horrible idea.

  • Paul

    Nope. You already killed your franchise with racism. Stop trying to bring it back.

    • spoiler alert!

      racism?

  • Fabulosity

    Bad idea. This will be cancelled. I don’t think teen viewers can relate to the “80’s” time setting.

  • Banks

    Exciting news! I would definitely watch it. Though I would love if all four girls were incorporated in the show.

  • mandy

    leave sex and the city alone!! Good grief. HBO is murdering a great thing.

    • Dhilipmessi

      yes with mr,big it yes with mr,big it was not easy,and she had to let go of him a few times,but he was always it,becuse he never gave up,he loved her,love isnt easy and its paitsonase,i think when a love,and two people grow,that love is worth having,and special.like big and carrie

  • rnvj

    It will be just another teen series, but because of the reasons for its being, and the presence of a now very famous character, there will be a novelty factor. Also, most teen series are characteristically different from each other.

  • V

    Even though Britney Snow has been in Gossip Girl’s failed attempt at an 80s spinoff, I think she could pull off Carrie.

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