An adaptation of Candace Bushnell’s Sex and the City prequel novel, The Carrie Diaries is in the works.
The prequel focuses on Carrie’s High School years, before she’s met Samantha, Charlotte or Miranda. But one of the best parts of Sex in the City was the incredible chemistry between the four leading actresses. Not to mention the nostalgia value of watching it in 2011, for a glimpse of an earlier era of fashion, technology and the place of independent women in Manhattan society.
However, Candace Bushnell turned back the clock with The Carrie Diaries, a prequel novel published in April 2010 set before Carrie’s pilgrimage to New York, as she learns to write and finds love, friends and betrayal at school.
For new fans, as the novel’s published by HarperTeen, this has been a great book and the news of a film is also good. But sceptics in the audience who saw the original series will think, on the one hand it’s blasphemy, but on the other, it might mean more films or even a Blu-Ray remaster of the original six seasons.
More on this as it comes, but for now, I’ll content myself with crying bloody murder as yet another personal favourite is plundered for narrative material by Hollywood. I’ll lose my voice at this rate. More on this as it goes.