'Sex And The City' Prequel Pilot, 'Carrie Diaries,' And More Ordered By The CW
A young Carrie Bradshaw rubbing elbows with the vampires of Mystic Falls? It could happen.
The CW has ordered three new drama pilots, "The Carrie Diaries" based on the "Sex and the City" prequel book series by Candace Bushnell; "Arrow," based on the DC Comics character; and a procedural version of "Beauty and the Beast."
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, the players behind "Hart of Dixie" and "Gossip Girl" will executive produce the series. Former "Sex and the City" writer and co-producer Amy B. Harris is adapting the book and will serve as the showrunner for the pilot.
Bushnell's book series tells Carrie Bradshaw's origin story as she tries to make it as a writer in New York. Samantha Jones is the only other main "Sex and the City" character to appear in the book series. Rumors of a "Sex and the City" prequel first surfaced back in September 2011, with EW reporting HBO and The CW were developing the project.
"Arrow" comes from "Green Lantern's" Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim, will executive produce and write the project with "Fringe" co-executive producer Andrew Kreisberg. "Arrow" is described as a modern take on Green Arrow, the popular DC Comics character. But it's not Green Arrow's first time on The CW: Viewers may recall Justin Hartley played the character on The CW's long-running drama "Smallville."
The CW also ordered a pilot based on the early '80s CBS series "Beauty and the Beast," which starred Linda Hamilton and Ron Perlman. According to THR, it's a modern retelling of the classic love story with procedural twist. "Felicity" veteran Jennifer Levin and "Brothers and Sisters" writer/producer Sherri Cooper will write and executive produce the project.
"Arrow," "Beauty and the Beast" and "The Carrie Diaries" join "Cult" as The CW's current pilots in development. The network is finally working on "Cult," a drama crime thriller, six years after passing on the pilot.
Who do you think should play the young Carrie Bradshaw?