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CW Orders Pilot for ‘Sex and the City’ Prequel

— by ALEXA MILAN —

Despite the less than stellar box office performance of “Sex and the City 2,” it seems the franchise about fashion-savvy sex and relationship columnist Carrie Bradshaw will live on. The series may continue on the small screen chronicling Carrie’s early years. The CW recently ordered a pilot of “The Carrie Diaries,” based on “Sex and the City” writer Candace Bushnell’s prequel novel of the same name.

“The Carrie Diaries” follows Carrie in high school as she longs to grow up and leave her small town behind. She develops her fashion sense and writer’s voice that “Sex and the City” fans know so well as she navigates teenage friendships and relationships.

While I enjoyed the original “Sex and the City” series and the first movie, I’m not sure how I feel about this latest incarnation. It’s difficult to imagine Carrie without Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte, and living outside of New York. On the original show, New York was almost a character itself. But if CW orders the show to series, audiences may get to see how she ultimately ends up there.

In addition to “The Carrie Diaries,” the CW also ordered pilots based on “Beauty and the Beast” (the 1987 television show, not the classic Disney movie) and the “Green Arrow.” The latter, based on the DC comics character, will simply be titled “Arrow.”

What do you think? Which pilot do you most want to see? Who would you cast as a young Carrie Bradshaw? Sound off in the comments section.

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