It was recently announced that there is going to be a Sex and the City prequel series based on the Carrie Diaries books by Candace Bushnell. Today it has been announced that AnnaSophia Robb is set to play the young Carrie in the series. AnnaSophia has been in a number of movies including Soul Surfer, Race to Witch Mountain and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
The CW has described the series as the story of a young woman who “comes of age in the 1980s, asking her first questions about love, sex, friendship and family while exploring the worlds of high school and Manhattan.”
So far there have been two books in the series. The first was titled The Carrie Diaries and is about Carrie in high school in her small hometown with dreams of a bigger and brighter future. At the end of this is when she goes to NYC and meets Samantha for the first time.
The second book is titled Summer and the City and is about Carrie when she first goes to NYC to participate in a writing school. Samantha is in the book a lot and it shows how their relationship begins. There is also a chance meeting with Miranda, and at the end when she meets Charlotte.
Both books are set in the 1980’s, and even though they are about a teenage Carrie, anyone who is a fan of the series would appreciate them and will find this series interesting.
I think AnnaSophia will make a great Carrie , and I like her in the movies that she has been in.
It has not yet been announced who will play the other girls so here are my picks for who should play Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda.
Samantha – my pick would be Blake Lively. Gossip Girl probably won’t be around for too many more seasons, so by the time Samantha makes her entrance onto the show Blake will be free of her Gossip Girl commitements. Also, Samantha is older than Carrie and Blake is older than AnnaSophia.
Miranda – Lily Collins. While I don’t think she is a natural redhead. There is something strong and fierce about her than reminds me of Miranda.
Charlotte – now this is a hard one. There are a lot of young brunette actresses that would play a great Charlotte. Many have speculated that it will be Selena Gomez, but I just don’t see that at all. So my pick is Emma Roberts, who would have to dye her hair! i just think that she is sweet like Charlotte, and has that peaches and cream complexion.
So those are my thoughts, and I sure that I will be wrong, but it’s fun to guess!