HBO is looking to find a new home for its Sex and the City franchise on TV. The company is shopping around a project that could end up at The CW based on Candice Bushnell’s novel The Carrie Diaries, a prequel featuring a teenage Carrie Bradshaw.
“Discussions are underway for The Carrie Diaries, Candice Bushnell’s book about Carrie Bradshaw’s high school years, to find a home as a potential television series,” confirmed an HBO representative.
The move comes after critics bemoaned the last Sex and the City movie featuring the grown-up cast. Original City producer Darren Star is not involved with the new project, though Gossip Girl producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage will potentially produce the new version.
The Carrie Diaries starts with Carrie’s senior year in high school in the 1980s and continues to her first internship in New York City. Samantha Jones is in the story, but the other SATC characters are not.
Obviously, this is all early-stage stuff, but what do you think? Is this simply Yet Another Teen Series or something you’d watch?