CW to air ‘Sex and the City’ prequel

Laura Donovan Contributor
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Teeny bopper network CW will reportedly be home to “The Carrie Diaries,” a prequel to “Sex and the City,” the wildly popular HBO television series that inspired two major motion pictures.

“The Carrie Diaries” follows the high school life of Carrie Bradshaw before she becomes an iconic, confident New York City sex columnist, is the first of two prequel books. Earlier this year, “Sex and the City’ author Candace Bushnell released the second book in the prequel saga, “Summer and the City,” which takes readers through the months before Bradshaw is supposed to start college.

“Gossip Girl” producer Josh Schwartz is lined up to produce “The Carrie Diaries” and former “Sex and the City” co-producer/writer Amy B. Harris is scheduled to adapt the series.

“Sex and the City” producer Michael Patrick King said last month that he was “not working on any Sex and the City prequel” and that he had no desire to see the show focus on a younger, more naive version of Bradshaw.

“My Carrie Bradshaw started at 33, and I took her to 43. I didn’t even want to know who Carrie Bradshaw’s parents were because I thought she only existed in Manhattan,” King said at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour in southern California. “So for me, the idea of going backwards and making her less evolved … is something that I don’t imagine doing.”

“Sex and the City” may have been a smash success, but Bushnell’s other work hasn’t gone unnoticed by the entertainment industry. One of the easterner’s other novels, “One Fifth Avenue,” will soon debut on ABC as a television drama. (MORE: Sex and the City’ author gets another TV show)

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the program “One Fifth” focuses on writer Cassie Bingham as she returns to her One Fifth Avenue apartment after her husband asks to separate. The columnist goes back to her old Upper East Side social circle when she’s called upon to look into a scandal that takes place in the apartment building. In the process, Bingham reconnects with old flames and buddies.

This summer, The Daily Caller sat down with Bushnell during her visit to D.C. and asked if she anticipated a “Sex and the City” prequel film in the near future. The chick-lit scribe hinted that a television show could be in the cards.

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

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