“The Carrie Diaries”, the prequel of “Sex and the City” moves forward. The story follows some of the rules we have been used to from the previous hit series, but the characters are all new. The Hollywood Reporter reports that despite the problems and the setbacks, the project is moving forward.
“Sex and the City” fans have now another reason to be happy about. A prequel of their favorite story will be aired soon. The new story is called “The Carrie Diaries” and it follows the main character, Carrie Bradshaw, during her high school senior year. It concentrates on her relationship with boyfriend Sebastian Kydd and her rivalry with colleague Donna LaDonna, one of the popular girls in school.
The story is told from Carrie’s point of view, just like in “Sex and the City”. The series is adapted from the book of Candace Bushnell, who also wrote “Sex and the City”. The author will be named executive produces for the series. Len Goldstein, from Fake Empire will also be an executive producer. The project also included the Warner Bros. Television. Amy B. Harris, who was the co-producer of the first series, will also produce “The Carrie Diaries”.
The book written by Bushnell was written last year and in 2011 a second book was released: “Summer and the City: A Carrie Diaries Book”. It describes the first trip that Carrie makes to The Big Apple. Both books have been best sellers and the author has signed for another two books in the series.
“Sex and the City” producer Michael Patrick King stated he was not interested in the prequel. While at the Television Critics Association in Beverly Hills this summer he stated: “My Carrie Bradshaw started at 33, and I took her to 43”. He continued by saying that he does not imagine Carrie out of Manhattan. “For me, the idea of going backwards and making her less evolved … is something that I don’t imagine doing.” Former Carrie Bradshaw, Sarah Jessica Parker and co-star Kristin Davis opposed to the new series as well.