'Sex and the City' Prequel Confirmed for The CW
For those of you who have been hoping for a "Sex and the City" prequel, The CW is your knight in shining armor today. The network has committed to producing the project, titled "The Carrie Diaries," based on the series of books by the same name that act as a prequel to the "Sex and the City" franchise.
The series will focus on Carrie Bradshaw, the character made famous by Sarah Jessica Parker on the HBO series, as she navigates her senior year of high school and the social and romantic hurdles that come with it. The books are set in the 1980's, and since this is billed as a prequel the show will likely be set in that decade as well.
That brings up an interesting question about the show's demographic: The CW generally skews fairly young, appealing to young adults with shows like "The Vampire Diaries" and "Gossip Girl." So, will the quirks of the 1980's be wasted on that young audience? Will it be unrelatable? Furthermore, "Sex and the City" generally drew an adult audience on HBO and enjoyed a lack of censorship. Will she show have the same bite now that it's "Sex and the City" lite?
In any case, Amy B. Harris may come on to adapt and act as showrunner for the new series, so she'll be bringing her experience from her similar position with "Sex and the City." Chances are good that fans of the show may enjoy this one too...just don't expect quite as much foul language.
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