Sorry, boyfriends. Sex and the City lives on.
Because Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte are getting older, and The Golden Girls has already been done, producers have decided to go back in time with a TV series on the CW.
The Carrie Diaries is a book series that follows the life of Carrie Bradshaw from her senior year of high school to the early 1980s.
Sex and the City co-producer Amy B. Harris is set to adapt Candace Bushnell’s novel series and will serve as the showrunner. Len Goldstein of Warner Bros. Televisions Fake Empire will be executive producer. Fake Empire is the company behind Gossip Girl.
Yeah, yeah, executive blah blah blah, who is Carrie wearing, banging and dating? Well, the first book in Bushnell’s series follows Carrie’s relationship with a guy named Sebastian Kydd and focuses on her rivalry with Donna LaDonna. With a name like that, I can already tell this chick is a bitch.
The second novel is about Carrie’s first trip to New York City. Both novels have been huge hits among SATC fans—so much that Bushnell is signing on this summer to write two additional novels. The author will also likely be an executive producer on the project.
One familiar name that won’t be involved in the project? Sarah Jessica Parker. Despite rumors, Sarah Jessica Parker has insisted she’s not involved in the series. Particularly, Parker was rumored to be brought on as a producer. So we’re still holding out hope for a guest appearance of some sort.
HBO owns the rights to Sex and the City, and when their sister network, CW, heard the pitch on Friday, they committed to the project immediately. Last month, Michael Patrick King—who produced the original on HBO, told reporters he wasn’t working on a prequel.
“My Carrie Bradshaw started at 33, and I took her to 43. I didn't even want to know who Carrie Bradshaw's parents were because I thought she only existed in Manhattan," he said at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour in Beverly Hills.
"So for me, the idea of going backwards and making her less evolved ... is something that I don't imagine doing," he added.
Well he might not be interested in seeing Carrie’s devolved state, but I’m thinking millions of women would disagree. Cheesy dialogue, over-the-top fashion, and bizarre sexcapades…we want more. Rejoice, ladies, Sex and the City lives on!