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'The Carrie Diaries': Sarah Jessica Parker Gives New Carrie Bradshaw Her Blessing

Posted: 03/22/2012 12:56 pm Updated: 03/22/2012 1:37 pm

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Sarah Jessica Parker wrote a letter to AnnaSophia Rabb.

The torch has been passed: "Sex and the City's" original Carrie is giving the new Carrie her blessing. Sarah Jessica Parker has reached out to the new Carrie Bradshaw, AnnaSophia Robb, who will star in The CW's prequel pilot, "The Carrie Dairies."

"She sent me a letter! I wrote her one back, too," Robb, told Us Weekly. "She was just very encouraging about it all. It was really cool!"

Robb is starring as a young Carrie Bradshaw in the new pilot based on Candace Bushnell's prequel young adult series to "Sex and the City," "The Carrie Diaries." Parker played the iconic role for six seasons on HBO and in two feature films. Parker, "Sex and the City" creator Darren Star are and former "SATC" showrunner Michael Patrick King are not involved with the new pilot.

"My Carrie Bradshaw started at 33, and I took her to 43," King said at a TCA panel during the summer of 2011. "For me, the idea of going backwards and making her less evolved ... is something that I don't even imagine doing."

"The Carrie Diaries" hails from Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, the producers behind "Hart of Dixie" and "Gossip Girl." The duo will serve as executive producers on the project. Former "Sex and the City" writer and co-producer Amy B. Harris will serve as the showrunner for the pilot.

The CW has not made any scheduling decisions for the 2012-2013 TV season so at this point, "The Carrie Diaries" is just a pilot.

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