The CW released a new preview of The Carrie Diaries based on a young Carrie Bradshaw from Candace Bushnell’s hit novel-turned-series Sex in the City.
In The Carrie Dairies, AnnaSophia Robb takes over the character from Sarah Jessica Parker and plays a young Carrie Bradshaw in 1984, the year her mother passed away. As a high school senior, Carrie tries to balance her life as a fledgling fashionista and a young girl eyeing the school’s new mystery guy.
Although the young Carrie Bradshaw has the flowing curly locks made famous in Sex in the City, there’s very little that young Carrie shares with the older version.
One of the taglines for the new CW series is featured as “Remember, the loss of innocence.” As poignant as it may be, The Carrie Diaries will need to blend youthful innocence with classic Carrie humor to make it work. However, the voiceover sounds just like the Carrie we know and love.
“It’s 1984, and life isn’t easy for 16-year-old Carrie Bradshaw. Since their mother passed away, Carrie’s younger sister Dorritt is more rebellious than ever, and their father Tom is overwhelmed with the responsibility of suddenly having to care for two teenage girls on his own. Carrie’s friends – sweet, geeky Mouse, snarky Maggie and sensitive Walt – make life bearable, but a suburban life in Connecticut isn’t doing much to take her mind off her troubles.
“Even the arrival of a sexy new transfer student named Sebastian only reminds Carrie that she spent the whole summer grieving rather than moving on with life. So when Tom offers Carrie the chance to intern at a law firm in Manhattan, she leaps at the chance. Carrie’s eyes are opened wide at the glamour and grit of New York City – and when she meets Larissa, the style editor for Interview magazine, she’s inspired by the club culture and unique individuals that make up Larissa’s world. Carrie’s friends and family may have a big place in her heart, but she’s fallen in love for the first time with the most important man in her life – Manhattan.”
The Carrie Diaries premieres January 2013 and will be a mid-season addition for The CW.
Do you think The Carrie Diaries will work?