‘Sex and the City’ prequel confirmed

Laura Donovan Contributor
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If you’ve been missing new “Sex and the City” episodes since the show ended in 2004, you’re about to get lucky.

According to Entertainment Weekly, HBO is searching for a network to carry a “Sex and the City” prequel series, which would be based off author Candace Bushnell’s prequel novel, “The Carrie Diaries.”

“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,” an HBO representative confirmed.

This news comes after several months of rumors on a possible prequel film or series based on the “The Carrie Diaries,” which follows teenage Carrie Bradshaw before she becomes the iconic New York City sex columnist that we know from the racy television show. The book takes readers through Carrie’s senior year of high school, first serious relationship, thoughts on moving to the Big Apple and friendship betrayal.

The HBO statement comes four months after the release of Bushnell’s “Summer and the City,” a follow-up to “The Carrie Diaries,” which paints a portrait of Carrie’s post-high school summer in the northeast.

In June, The Daily Caller sat down with Bushnell and asked if she foresaw a “Sex and the City” prequel film in the near future. The writer hinted that a television show was a possibility. (MORE: ‘Sex and the City’ author visits ‘exciting’ D.C., says Selena Gomez could be good fit for prequel films)

“Definitely something on the screen,” Bushnell told TheDC. “Big or small screen.”

When TheDC inquired about potential actresses for a prequel adaptation, Bushnell expressed an interest in Disney star Selena Gomez portraying goody two shoes character Charlotte York.

“I’m going to get into trouble for this, but I was looking at some pictures of Selena Gomez today and thinking ‘she’d make a really good young Charlotte,’” Bushnell said. “She’s so pretty. I was like … gosh, wouldn’t she be great? Am I right or wrong? I’m not good at this. If I say something like that, then the next thing I know, people are like, no!”

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