When I heard the CW network was making a Sex And The City prequel, set in 1984, focusing on a 16 year old Carrie Bradshaw, I was dubious. But then I saw this trailer and I have to say, I can’t wait to see it!
The Carrie Diaries features Carrie’s first love – New York. However, her other 3 loves Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte are nowhere to be seen. According to huffingtonpost.com, this is an intentional move, executive producer Amy B. Harris said, “We didn’t want to do the Baby Muppets syndrome, Oh it’s baby Samantha! It’s baby Miranda!'”
AnnaRob Sophia (Soul Surfer, Race To Witch Mountain ) has been cast in the lead role of Carrie. Joining her are Katie Findlay, Austin Butler, Freema Agyeman, Brendan Dooling, Ellen Wong, and Stefania Owen.
With Gossip Girl coming to an end this year, fans are looking for something to replace that and I’m sure this will fill that void nicely. But does this mean, 80s fashion is going to be all the rage come 2013?
The Carrie Diaries premieres on the CW network on Monday 14 January at 8pm.