Surprise Twist in the Saga of the ‘Sex and the City’ Prequel

Aug 5, 2011  •  Post A Comment

The ongoing saga of the long-rumored "Sex and the City" prequel has taken a surprise twist, reports the Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker blog.

The project, which has gained momentum in the press after being talked about at the Television Critics Association press tour, reportedly won’t be a movie after all. it will be a television show, which will track Carrie Bradshaw in high school, reports the Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker blog.

HBO, which aired the popular series in the late 1990s and early 2000s, is considering the new take on Bradshaw, although the project could end up on another network as the pay-cable outlet has in the past produced some series to sell to other channels, the story notes.

The new series would be based on two new Candace Bushnell books, "The Carrie Diaries" and "Summer in the City.”

Michael Patrick King, a writer on the original series, said at TCA that he’s not involved in any prequel and had critical words for the venture, as previously reported. "My Carrie Bradshaw started at 33, and I took her to 43. For me, the idea of going backwards and making her less evolved … is something that I don’t even imagine doing. I have no connection to the prequel," he said.


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