07/21/2013 12:36 pm ET

'The Carrie Diaries' Adds Samantha Jones: Lindsey Gort Joins Cast


"The Carrie Diaries" has added Samantha Jones to Season 2. Lindsey Gort will play Samantha Jones, the "Sex and the City" character made famous by Kim Catrall.

Gort will be a series regular. According to "Carrie Diaries" producers, Carrie Bradshaw (Annasophia Robb) will meet Samantha through a "surprising connection." "The Carrie Diaries" describes the young Samantha Jones as "a ballsy, beautiful and sexy young woman from the panhandle of Florida who has made her way -- and already a name for herself -- in the rock ’n’ roll scene of 1980s NYC."

Catrall played the character in six seasons of "Sex and the City" and the two films. She won a Golden Globe for her portrayal of Samantha Jones and was nominated for five Emmys.

"The Carrie Diaries" returns for Season 2 on Friday, Oct. 25 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.

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