The CW’s Sex And The City Prequel Reimagines Carrie Bradshaw As A Precocious Teen-Ager

Up-and-coming actress AnnaSophia Robb (right) has been cast as a younger version of Sex and the City‘s Carrie Bradshaw.

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.

And like Sex and the City, The Carrie Diaries is told from Bradshaw’s point of view: Episodes explore her relationships with boyfriend Sebastian Kydd, gay BFF Walt and rival queen-bee Donna LaDonna.

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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