Michael Patrick King Can’t ‘Even Imagine’ Doing ‘Sex And The City’ Prequel
First Published: August 4, 2011 2:40 PM EDT Credit: New Line Cinema
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Michael Patrick King, co-executive producer of the “Sex and The City” television series and writer of both movies, has announced that he is not involved in the rumored development of the prequel.
“I’m not working on any ‘Sex and The City’ prequel at all,” King announced during a Television Critics Association panel to promote his new CBS show, “2 Broke Girls,” in Beverly Hills on Wednesday.
“My Carrie Bradshaw started at 33, and I took her to 43. So I have no ‑‑ I didn’t even want to know who Carrie Bradshaw’s parents were because I thought she just existed in Manhattan,” he said.
“So for me, the idea of going backwards and making her less evolved, because the whole ‘Sex and The City’ was about going from 33 to growth, so for me the idea of going backwards is something that I don’t even imagine doing,” King explained.
King, however, supports Candice Bushnell’s book, “Summer and The City: A Carrie Diaries Novel,” on which the rumored prequel is based.
“I haven’t read Candace’s book. I think Candace Bushnell is a brilliant satirist and a really fascinating writer, and I think she can always craft a really interesting area,” he said. “I’m sure Candace did a great job on them, but I have no connection to the prequel.”
Moving forward, King is continuing to write interesting female characters in his new series, “2 Broke Girls.”
“Everybody is saying right now that there are so many girl shows, there are so many girl shows, like they’re all the same show. Like whenever there’s a character in a book [and] it’s a female, they call it chick lit,” King mused. “I was like, ‘Well, ‘2 Broke Girls’ is like the evil twin of chick lit.’ It’s really about these two girls.”
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