Thursday, January 19, 2012

Sex and the City Goes Back in Time

Like every fashion-loving, New York-dreaming college girl (and a writer at that), I'm obsessed with Sex and the City. There's nothing that makes me feel better than losing myself in the glamorous, always entertaining even though not always perfect world of Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha.

The rest of the world (the female half, at least), seems to agree with me. After the show's finale there's been two movies (although many like to pretend the sequel didn't exist), and most recently, talks for a prequel television series, based on Candace Bushnell's book, The Carrie Diaries. Yesterday, the CW announced that the show, which will be produced by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, the talents behind the OC and Gossip Girl, is officially picked up for Fall 2012.

When the idea for the prequel first came into the public eye a month or so ago, the project was going to be a movie, and the proposed cast was Blake Lively as Samantha, Selena Gomez as Charlotte, Emma Roberts as Miranda and new breakout star Elizabeth Olsen as Carrie. However, since the the would-be movie is now a TV show, obviously Blake Lively can't star. And it makes me sad to think that Olsen, who shined in Martha Marcy May Marlene this past winter, would go from intense cult thrillers to primetime on the CW. However, she probably has the acting chops to carry on the role of Carrie (no pun intended).

I also wonder if the show will follow the path of the show we all know and love, or be more based on the book, the Carrie Diaries. I've read the book, and it's plot basis is very different from the Sex and the City show (facts not lining up, etc.) And wasn't Charlotte not even a character in the original book? Despite my wariness of the show, I will definitely be tuning into this show come fall. As a true Sex and the City fan, how could I not?

The show's original cast and would-be cast for the prequel

Image via MSNBC

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