The CW’s “Sex and the City” prequel has found its young Carrie Bradshaw. Eighteen-year-old AnnaSophia Robb has been cast as the titular character in “The Carrie Diaries,” a pilot based on Candace Bushnell’s novel of the same name.
Robb is probably best known for her big-screen work, including “Bridge to Terabithia,” “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and “Soul Surfer.” She doesn’t particularly favor the original Carrie, Sarah Jessica Parker, but Robb is around the right age and has the right look for a teenage fashionista. She also has a pretty impressive number of credits under her belt for someone so young.
If ordered to series, the 1980s-set “The Carrie Diaries” will follow Carrie sans Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte as she navigates teenage friendships and relationships in her small town high school and longs for a brighter future in the big city.
In addition to Robb, 14-year-old Stefania Owen, who starred in the short-lived Fox comedy “Running Wilde,” has been cast as Carrie’s rebellious younger sister, Dorrit.
What do you think of the “Carrie Diaries” casting so far? Are you happy with Robb, or did you envision someone else filling Carrie’s designer shoes? Sound off in the comments section.
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