This rumor has been three years in the making. Seriously, we reported on it in 2008. Finally, in 2011, Deadline is confirming that Sex and the City prequel, The Carrie Diaries, is indeed set to go into production as a TV series on the CW.
The show is tapping former SATC writer Amy Harris and will be executive produced by Candace Bushnell, and Gossip Girl executive producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. As of now, neither Sarah Jessica Parker nor Darren Star, both of whom produced Sex and the City on HBO, are involved. No word yet on if Gossip Girl‘s Blake Lively, or Olsen little sis Lizzie, will star in the series.
Considering how the SATC sequel movies have gone, we don’t necessarily have high hopes for the TV show…But at least we’ll get to see a young Carrie try to pull of terrible 80s styles, right?