AnnaSophia Robb cast as Carrie Bradshaw in ‘The Carrie Diaries’
It’s official: the small-screen adaptation of ‘The Carrie Diaries’ has found its Carrie Bradshaw.
‘Sex and the City’ fans will soon be in for a big treat as the CW Network goes into production on the small-screen adaptation of Candace Bushnell’s novel, ‘The Carrie Diaries’; and after much speculation, actress AnnaSophia Robb has been confirmed for the lead role of Carrie Bradshaw. A prequel to ‘Sex and the City’, the novel follows a teenaged Carrie through her final year of high school as she deals with friends, boys, and of course fashion.
‘Sex and the City’ was explosively popular from the moment it began airing on HBO back in 1998; the show had a successful multi-season run as it followed the adventures of Carrie and her BFFs Miranda, Charlotte, and Samantha, all based on characters from Bushnell’s novel. The TV series later spawned two movies following the further adventures of the four friends.
Now, Warner Bros. is ready to bring a young Carrie to the masses through ‘The Carrie Diaries’, which as of yet has no official air date. Bushnell has signed on to produce, along with Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage, Len Goldstein, and Amy B. Harris.
Like Sarah Jessica Parker, who was the original Carrie in the ‘Sex’ TV series and films, Robb is blonde, has two first names, and has been acting from a young age. Robb is best known for her roles in films like ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’, ‘Bridge to Terabithia’, and ‘Soul Surfer’, in which she played one-armed teen surfer Bethany Hamilton. Now, the 18-year-old starlet will take on her most grown-up role to date in what will hopefully become a successful TV series.
Meanwhile, the jury is still out on the possibility of a third ‘Sex’ film: while Parker had hinted last summer that she knew the plot and that the movie could happen, so far, no further news about that film has surfaced.