It's been nearly a decade since Sex and the City's Carrie Bradshaw strutted across TV screens in her trademark Manolos, but she returns Monday night and this time, she's sporting a pair of Converse. Enter the era of a teenage Ms. Bradshaw in The CW's The Carrie Diaries (an adaptation of the Candace Bushnell books), set in 1984 — a year that most of the cast wasn't alive. We caught up with executive producer Amy Harris and the cast on the red carpet of the prequel series' premiere at last fall's New York Television Festival (NYTVF).
The CW has released trailers for its new fall series, including Beauty and the Beast and Arrow, as well as previews for midseason shows The Carrie Diaries and Cult. Check out the videos below.
Arrow stars Hung's Stephen Amell as the D.C. Comics superhero Green Arrow in this modern retelling of the legendary archer's adventures. Brothers & Sisters' Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim will executive-produce with The Vampire Diaries' Andrew Kreisberg. Katie Cassidy, Willa Holland, David Ramsey, Paul Blackthorne, Jamey Sheridan, Colin Donnell and Susanna Thompson will also star. Colin Salmon will recur. Airing Wednesdays at 8/7c.
Stephen Amell, AnnaSophia Robb
The CW has ordered five new series, including the hotly anticipated Sex and the City prequel and the Green Arrow origins story, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
Based on the novel by Candace Bushnell, The Carrie Diaries features a younger Carrie Bradshaw (AnnaSophia Robb) as she comes of age in the '80s, asking her first questions about love, sex, friendship and family while exploring the worlds of high school and Manhattan. Bushnell will executive-produce alongside Gossip Girl duo Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, Len Goldstein and Sex and the City writer Amy Harris. Stefania Owen, Austin Butler, Matt Letscher, Brendan Dooling, Freema Agyeman, Katie Findlay, Chloe Bridges and Ellen Wong will also star.
Kevin Bacon, Connie Britton
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Meet the new Carrie Bradshaw: AnnaSophia Robb has landed the leading role in CW's The Carrie Diaries.
Based on the novel by Candace Bushnell, a younger Carrie Bradshaw...
Green Arrow, The Carrie Diaries
The Green Arrow, Carrie Bradshaw and a certain beauty may soon be returning to television.
CW has ordered pilots for Arrow, based on DC superhero The Green Arrow, the Sex and the City prequel The Carrie Diaries, and a contemporary update of Beauty and the Beast.
The CW developing its own Beauty and the Beast series
The hour-long drama Arrow is...
The Carrie Diaries
The CW is moving forward with the Sex and the City prequel, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Based on the book series by Candace Bushnell, The Carrie Diaries follows Carrie Bradshaw as a high school senior in the 1980s. Both of the books have been best-sellers and Bushnell recently signed on to pen two more.
ABC is adapting Candace Bushnell's 2008 book "One Fifth Avenue," according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The project, described as a Sex and the City meets The Good Wife, follows recently separated columnist Cassie Bingham who must re-enter her old Upper East Side life when she investigates a scandal in her building.
Sex and the City
Watch out Blair Waldorf! A new, fashionable queen bee could be invading your territory.
The Carrie Diaries, the young adult novel prequel to Candace Bushnell's Sex and the City, may be adapted at The CW by Gossip Girl executive producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, Deadline reports. It's also likely that Amy Harris, who was a writer on the HBO series and currently writes for Gossip Girl, will handle the script adaptation.
Candace Bushnell by Jim Spellman/ WireImage.com
Look out Gossip Girl New York's original sexy lady is moving onto your turf.Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell has signed on to write two Carrie Bradshaw novels targeted to young adults, Variety reports. The novels will be set during Carrie's high school years, and HarperCollins Chilrdren's Bray and Bray imprint will begin publishing in the fall of 2010. Bushnell said in a statement that she's "always been interested in exploring Carrie's teenage years, because she claims that's when Carrie "began observing and commenting on the social scene."The news comes a week before the DVD release of the feature-length Sex and the City movie based on HBO's series. The flick earned $152.6 million at the box office and talk of a sequel is rampant. Though there's no word on whether younger versions of Carrie's friends will make an appearance in the books, we could totally picture slutty cheerleader Samantha, debate team captain Miranda and goody-goody student body president Cha...