Though it promises to be completely cheesy — just like its source material — we can’t help but be a bit excited at the prospect of the latest show added to future CW programming. The network just bought the pitch for The Carrie Diaries, the Sex and the City prequel series, with mega producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage attached.
The Carrie Diaries, based on the book by SATC author Candace Bushnell, answers all the burning questions we have about our favorite city girl and how she went from a girl to the woman we all followed for 6 seasons and two movies. The series will follow Carrie through her high school years in a small New England town; the book follows her in her senior year, but we’ve got no word on whether or not the show will pick up in that exact spot. Though the show won’t enjoy the freedom that its HBO predecessor had, it will enjoy one of the writers from SATC. Amy Harris, who’s working on the new season of Gossip Girl, will pen the adaptation and act as both writer and producer on the series. It would seem the script is in good hands.
The final piece is just hashing out a deal with HBO so that the prequel series will be able to use characters from the pay-network’s original series, meaning die-hard fans are likely to see the sorts of origin answers they always wondered about — in theory. Whatever the case, we know with the CW and Schwartz and Savage attached, we’re going to be hooked. Just as long as we don’t have to endure anymore Samantha Jones jokes involving her nether regions and Peter O’Toole movies.