Most girls would agree that no show defines women like HBO’s “Sex and the City.” In every group of friends you will find a Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte. After six seasons HBO pulled the plug, leaving a hole in the hearts of women around the world.
CW is looking to fill that hole as it officially green lighted the pilot for Candice Bushnell’s “Sex and the City” prequel series, “The Carrie Diaries.” Yes, that’s right. The CW is bringing the franchise back to life on the small screen. The story follows the life of 16-year-old Carrie Bradshaw who is an innocent teen without knowledge of love, fashion and life. Carrie is described as a “quirky, charming, witty 16 year old with a complete lack of knowledge about love, sex and relationships.” Miss Bradshaw will be joined by Samantha Jones in the series, but it’s likely that Charlotte York and Miranda Hobbes will not be in the series. (Big sigh of relief since Carrie didn’t meet them until she moved to New York as an adult.)
Rumors are already circulating about who will land the leading role. Since “Gossip Girl” is in its demise, some suggest Blake Lively may play Carrie. However, others suggest Elizabeth Olsen (younger sister of Mary Kate and Ashley), Emma Roberts and Ashley Tisdale are also under consideration. Insiders think Miley Cyrus will be considered since she showed interest in the franchise in the past.
Cyrus recently told The Sun (U.K.) that she’s not attached to the project at the moment, but "that would be very cool." The Disney star made a cameo in “Sex and the City 2” as herself in the memorable scene when she wore the same dress as Samantha on the red carpet.
Sarah Jessica Parker made the role of Carrie her own, forever leaving an imprint on popular culture. Though the role is hers, she told Access Hollywood that she’s glad Carrie will be back on TV. “I think it’s wonderful that people want to hear Carrie’s story, and I understand,” she said. “Peter Roth, [President of Warner Bros. TV,] is smart and wonderful and funny and I’m sure it will be in excellent hands.”
“The Carrie Diaries” is expected for the fall 2012 line up.