Tonight is the big premiere of the highly anticipated CW series “The Carrie Diaries” where fans will get to learn about Carrie Bradshaw’s (altered) family history and see what the “Sex and the City” character was like as a teenager before making the big move to New York City.
As we have previously said, “The Carrie Diaries” have completely changed Carrie’s history from what has already been established as a character from the HBO series, so if you were buying into the advertising that says this show is a prequel to what you already know about Carrie, then you’ll be disappointed – it’s more like an alternate universe. However, the masterminds behind the show really want to pull in that “Sex and the City” audience (even though this show is clearly geared towards teen girls and not women), so they are planning on bringing in a young Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda at some point in the series. At the TCA panel on Saturday, showrunner Amy B. Harris told TVLine that they will first focus on Carrie and then they will have her meet the girls. She said:
“Let’s get to know Carrie [first] and see her world, and then yes, I definitely thought of different ways we will met her three other friends. I’ve thought a lot about that.”
The other fact that the series is going to change is the age in which Carrie appears in the mid-80’s – the network decided to make her a lot younger then she actually would’ve been in the time period that they chose for her, because they wanted to focus on Carrie before she was having relationships, being in love and moving to New York.
So if you’re tuning in tonight at 8 p.m. on the CW for the series premiere of “The Carrie Diaries” make sure you’re ready for the fact that this isn’t really a prequel to the “Sex and the City” franchise, but really more of an alternate universe – the network has changed so much of the character that it’s not really the same person anymore outside of her being neurotic. Leave us a comment and let us know if you plan on tuning in.