Batten the hatches. Lock the windows. Unplug all electronic devices. Stock up on fresh water and canned food, then head to the nearest bomb shelter. The CW is making the long-rumored “Sex and the City” prequel.
The young-skewing network is moving forward with the project based on The Carrie Diaries, the book series written by Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell that follows Carrie Bradshaw during her senior year of high school in the early 1980s…
The first book in Bushnell’s origin story was published last year and, like Sex and the City, is told from Carrie’s point of view. It follows the aspiring writer through her relationship with Sebastian Kydd and rivalry with popular girl Donna LaDonna. [THR]
Say what you will about the original “Sex and the City” — and I’ve said lots of bad things — at least it took a relatively new angle on the “professional women balancing work and love” story. A high school-based prequel is just going to be “Gossip Girl” on the network that already airs “Gossip Girl” and a rebooted “90210.” Which is to say: it will be a huge success. Ugh. If you’ll excuse me, I have pallets of canned tuna to buy.