According to the Hollywood Reporter, the 18-year-old Robb will play the titular lead in The Carrie Diaries, a SATC prequel series coming to the CW that imagines Bradshaw’s life as a high-school student in Manhattan.
The show, based on the books of the same name, is being written by Candace Bushnell—whose semi-autobiographical tales inspired the entire franchise.
Robb is best known for playing Violet Beauregarde in the 2005 reboot of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. In 2005, after scoring a role in Because of Winn-Dixie, Robb told the Christians Unite website that, “God really helped me in this film getting the part.”
We couldn’t help but wonder if Our Lord also helped her score this more adult role.
Do you think The Carrie Diaries will recapture the magic of early SATC episodes, or merely rehash the lameness of the movies? Sound off in the comments!
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