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Sex and the City prequel coming to your small screen

The original Carrie – Sarah Jessica Parker – has given her support to a series about Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw’s High School years.

Before she was famous...Carrie Bradshaw, the teenager, is set for the small screen.
Before she was famous...Carrie Bradshaw, the teenager, is set for the small screen.
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THE CARRIE DIARIES, a book about Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw’s high school years, is to be made into a television series.

Sex and the City fans will be happy to hear that the original Carrie, Sarah Jessica Parker, has given the green light to the project.

Speaking to Access Hollywood in New York, Parker said she thinks it is “wonderful” that people want to hear Carrie’s story.

America’s so-called fifth network, The CW has picked up the series, which is based on Candice Bushnell’s book The Carrie Diaries. The book details Bradshaw’s life during the 1980s when she was in high school and starting an internship in New York City.

Samantha Jones is the only other SATC character to feature.

Parker says she trusts that Carrie is in excellent hands at the network, which is headed by Peter Roth.

It is understood that Gossip Girl producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage will develop the series, which could air as early as next autumn.

Although she gave it her backing, Parker does not have anything to do with the project and The CW is yet to make official comment on the rumours. EW.com reports that former Sex and the City scriptwriter Amy Harris will join the team.

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