Carrie Bradshaw Headed To The CW
First Published: September 12, 2011 11:38 AM EDT Credit: WireImage
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Carrie Bradshaw could be back on the small screen!
According to multiple reports, The CW has bought “The Carrie Diaries’’ project – a “Sex and The City” prequel based on Candace Bushnell’s book about Carrie’s time in high school.
The show is being developed by “Gossip Girl” producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage and according to Entertainment Weekly, the series could end up on the air by next fall.
Deadline reported that Warner Bros. TV, which owns the rights to the “The Carrie Diaries,’’ is working out a deal that would allow the series to use characters and elements from the hit HBO series.
Samantha Jones is featured in Bushnell’s book, but Miranda Hobbes and Charlotte York – along with the rest of Carrie’s circle of friends – are not.
As of now, HBO series creator Darren Star and star Sarah Jessica Parker are not attached to the project.
A rep for The CW declined to comment when contacted by Access Hollywood.
Last month, Michael Patrick King, co-executive producer of the “Sex and The City” television series and writer of both movies, voiced his feelings about a prequel.
“I’m not working on any ‘Sex and The City’ prequel at all,” King said during a Television Critics Association panel to promote his new CBS show, “2 Broke Girls,” in August.
“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.”
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