A broadcast network has emerged as the leading candidate to pick up a new series based on HBO’s "Sex and the City," Deadline.com reports. The top contender is a network known for its youth appeal: The CW.
While no deals are in place, Warner Bros. TV would produce, with "Gossip Girl" executive producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage potentially joining in the project via their Warner Bros. TV-based Fake Empire production company.
The project would be based on "Sex and the City" author Candace Bushnell’s recent book "The Carrie Diaries," which focuses on the high school years of "Sex and the City" character Carrie Bradshaw. Because of Schwartz and Savage’s experience working on shows such as "The O.C." and "Gossip Girl," they are seen as a natural fit for the project and are expected to executive produce with Bushnell.
"Sex and the City" creator Darren Star won’t be involved, nor will the show’s star Sarah Jessica Parker or showrunner Michael Patrick King, the piece notes.