The Carrie Diaries is Candace Bushnell's prequel to Sex in the City. Its all about Carrie Bradshaw in her senior year in the 1980's. Its got the fashion and Carrie, but it won't have Miranda, Samantha or Charlotte. Well not at least till Carrie gets to college then New York and that's only if this pilot is successful enough to launch a series that will take Carrie and Co into the nineties.
AnnaSophia Robb stars as the teen Carrie and based on the trailer the series has got the Carrie voiceovers and the lead actress has that distinctive hair and possible a wardrobe to die for.
Its based on the book not the SATC series,produced by CW, it won't have nudity or swearing so its going to be very different from the SATC series and films. It looks like its been developed for a younger audience rather than SATC devotees, so it would be interesting to see how successful the pilot and subsequent series will be. If we've following the journey of Carrie and Big from their beginnings from series through to big screen outings, are we ready to take a step back to the eighties and a younger Carrie who won't have bought her first pair of Manolos yet?
The stylist is Eric Damon who got his start, working for the fabulous Patricia Field on SATC. Based on the trailer, it looks like he's achieved making the fashions from decades ago being covetable now.