FIRST LOOK: AnnaSophia Robb as Young Carrie Bradshaw in THE CARRIE DIARIES
Published: March 23, 2012 - 11:13am
The Carrie Diaries, the CW's Sex and the City prequel pilot, is a coming of age tale set in the 1980s that follows Carries as she poses her first questions about love, sex, friendship and family while exploring the worlds of high school and Manhattan.
“The search for Carrie Bradshaw was an exciting adventure," said Diaries executive producer Amy B. Harris. "Having been a part of the Sex and the City series, I felt such an honor and responsibility to the fans of the show to find someone who embodied the spirit of Manhattan’s favorite ‘It’ girl. When AnnaSophia Robb walked into the room, we knew we had found her. Her grace, intelligence, sense of fun and her empathetic nature make her the perfect girl to bring our young Carrie to life. The fact that she loves a gorgeous pair of heels doesn’t hurt either.”
Costume designer Eric Daman (Gossip Girl) said of the wardrobe on the project: "It’s a rare invitation to dress a character whose reputation truly precedes her. Having played a hand in designing for the Carrie we know and love, I am honored to be chosen to carry the torch — to illuminate the woman we know by discovering the young lady she was.”
The Carrie Diaries is executive produced by Harris, Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage, Len Goldstein, Candace Bushnell and Miguel Arteta. Harris wrote the pilot, which is directed by Arteta.