After many back and forth conversations concerning the next step in the Carrie Bradshaw saga, it is official!
The next step is actually one (or two…or thirty) BACK! Back into a time before she could afford all those Jimmy Choos.
The CW has picked up Candace Bushnell's The Carrie Diaries to show audiences what it was like for Carrie during her senior year of high school.
It is also reported that Gossip Girl producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage are planning to co-pilot the project.
Ahhh, so is this how Blake Lively will segue from one CW project to the next? After all, Josh has what…6, 7 shows on the air right now? We wouldn't be surprised if he ends Gossip Girl in a year or two right in time for this prequel series to start.
And why didn't HBO want to take this for themselves? Hmm, maybe because the original show's head writer, Michael Patrick King, finds it a bit blasphemous? After all, he did say, "For me the idea of going backward and making her less evolved is something I don't even imagine doing."
Also, it would probably work better on The CW anyways. It brings in a whole new generation of SatC fans, and honestly, how much uncensored sex could teenage Carrie have had anyways? It's not Samantha Jones!!!