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Sex and the City Prequel Confirmed; Not on HBO

By Jacob Klein on Sep 14, 2011 to Sex and the City

Candace Bushnell’s Sex and the City prequel novel, The Carrie Diaries will in fact be made into a full fledged series for television;  just not on HBO.  The long rumored series was finally confirmed this week to be premiering on The CW, a network owned in part by the parent company of HBO, Time Warner.  The series will be based on a book The Carrie Diaries, which was penned by Sex and the City writer Candace Bushnell and opens with Carrie starting her senior year in a small town high school in the 1980s.  Only a handful of characters from HBO’s hit series are actually in the novel so it remains to be seen whether or not your favorite characters (or possibly even actors/actresses) will make it to the screen.

Sarah Jessica Parker, who played the older Carrie now says she approves of the new show telling Access Hollywood:

“I think it’s wonderful that people want to hear Carrie’s story, and I understand.  Peter Roth, [President of Warner Bros. TV,] is smart and wonderful and funny and I’m sure it will be in excellent hands,” Sarah Jessica continued.

No premiere date has been set but a pilot for the show will be shot later this year.

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