Filming for the Sex and the City prequel, The Carrie Diaries, is well under way. Starring AnnaSophie Robb as Carrie Bradshow and developed by Gossip Girl producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, I'm sorry to say that the new show is poised to be a hit.
The franchise should have ended when the original HBO show closed up shop, but the series was such a cultural sensation you can almost forgive studio execs for rushing the SATC movies into development. As predicted, Carrie Bradshaw & co. were a goldmine on the big screen, and it's very likely that even with a new cast, the Sex and the City characters will still sell when they return to television.
The new series will follow Carrie Bradshaw as she establishes her life and career in New York. The producers are going out of their way to keep twentysomething Carrie's character consistent: stills from filming show the curly-haired gal about town post-shopping trip to designer discount emporium Century 21, carrying a handbag emblazoned with her own name, in the same loopy cursive as her emblematic "Carrie" necklace. Twentysomething Carrie might not have a lot of dough to drop at Barney's, but she'll be just as obsessed with fashion (and just as self-involved) as her older counterpart.
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