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CW Orders Two Pilots — Prequel to Popular HBO Series and Updated Version of 1980s CBS Drama

Jan 19, 2012  •  Post A Comment

A prequel to a wildly successful HBO series and an updated version of a 1980s CBS drama have received pilot orders from the CW, reports EW.com’s Inside TV blog.

The projects are “The Carrie Diaries,” a prequel to HBO’s "Sex and the City"; and a romance with a “procedural twist,” loosely based on CBS’s "Beauty and the Beast."

"The Carrie Diaries" follows Carrie Bradshaw as she grows up in the 1980s, “asking her first questions about love, sex, friendship and family, while exploring the worlds of high school and Manhattan," according to the story.

The pilot was written by Amy Harris, who worked on HBO’s "Sex and the City," and executive producers include Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage, Len Goldstein and Candace Bushnell, the story notes.

The report says the writers for “Beast” are Jennifer Levin (“Felicity”) and Sherri Cooper (“Brothers and Sisters”), while exec producers are Paul J. Witt, C. Anthony Thomas, Ron Koslow and Bill Haber.

The new pilots bring CW’s total to four so far, following recent announcements for the thriller “Cult” and the superhero series “Arrow.”

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