A couple of years back Candace Bushnell wrote a 'pre-quel' so we could all see the young Carrie. And naturally they would want to make a tv show based on the book.
Judging from the pictures that started showing up last week, I have to say that Anna Sophia Robb does seem to be channeling Sarah Jessic Parker- er - I mean channeling Carrie. She did have a little help -- the costumes for the CW pilot are designed by Sex and the City and Gossip Girl's Emmy-winning Eric Daman) And she does completely capture the looks of the young fashionista! Young is the key word. Where Sex and the City appealed to a somewhat older 'girl', The Carrie Diaries which begin in Carrie's senior year of high school, seem to be aiming at a younger audience. "Carrie and the Kiddies" someboday snarked!
Here's how the book is described by the publisher at the Barnes and Noble site. Did any Young Adult fans read it? Would you want to watch this show? Seems like it's geared to viewers of shows like The Hills, yes?
The Carrie Diaries opens up in Carrie's senior year of high school. She and her best friends -- Walt, Lali, Maggie, and the Mouse -- are inseparable, amid the sea of Jens, Jocks and Jets. And then Sebastian Kydd comes into the picture. Sebastian is a bad boy-older, intriguing, and unpredictable. Carrie falls into the relationship that she was always supposed to have in high school-until a friend's betrayal makes her question everything. With her high school days coming to a close, Carrie will realize it's finally time to go after everything she ever wanted.
Rabid fans of Sex and the City will love seeing Carrie Bradshaw evolve from a regular girl into a sharp, insightful writer. They'll learn about her family background -- how she found her writing voice, and the indelible impression her early friendships and relationships left on her. We'll see what brings Carrie to her beloved New York City, where the next Carrie Diaries book will take place.