Once upon a time there was a "fabulous" young writer living in New York City named Carrie Bradshaw, she was single, successful, and looking for love in the Big Apple. Carrie and her amazing friends had wild times as they copulated and consumed "cosmos" all over New York, sharing their stories over brunch, booze and Manolo Blahniks.
Bradshaw was the character played by Sarah Jessica Parker in the ultra successful HBO series Sex and the City. Back on June 6th, 1998, when Sex and the City first aired, it was a magnet for women and men alike, as a group of 30 something women grabbed life by the "cocktail napkin," and pursued with a passion that is normally reserved for male characters on TV shows.
Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda were cool, smart, tough, vulnerable, driven, sexy, stylish and yes, a little trashy at times, which made them more "relate-able." By the end of season 1, you could hear the conversation in coffee shops, executive suites and play groups around the country "I think I am more of a Carrie," or "You are such a Miranda."
On February 22, 2004, the show went off the air. The 30 something ladies had all turned 40 something or 50 something in Kim Cattralls case and the stories were wearing thin. Despite providing American with 6 great seasons of television, at the end of the day, did America really need to hear about the sexual exploits of 40 and 50 something relationship-phobes on TV, when you can live it in Viagra triangle every weekend?
That wasn't the end of Sex and the City.
In 2008 the ladies hit the big screen with a very successful Sex and the City movie. Then in 2010 Sex and the City 2 in 2010 hit the theaters and fell flat in the box offices. The worldwide gross of the second film was $288,347,692 as opposed to the $415,253,641 by Sex and the City #1. By this point the average age of the cast was 45 years old (except for Cattrall 54), The once fabulous foursome had turned into kind of creepy cougars. Time to stop. Or so we thought!
What do you do when your characters are closer to retirement than a rave? You rewind time and start all over again.
The CW(WGN in Chicago) is moving forward with The Carrie Diaries ordering a pilot based on Candace Bushnell's novel about a young Carrie Bradshaw coming of age in the 1980s. It will give all you Sex and the City fans a back story on Carrie, her life, how she met her friends, and so much and more!
It takes the pressure off the original cast to squeeze into their Spanks and try and bang another one out for a paycheck.
Will it be as good as the original HBO version? Barring any additions of a young Jar Jar Binks to the cast, it has potential. Since it's not on HBO, the language and sex will have to be cut back, but that gives the writers a chance to do what they do best, write. One of the things that made the "original" Sex and the City so great, the dialogue between the characters.
Amy Harris, who worked on HBO's original Sex and the City series, wrote the new pilot script. Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage, Len Goldstein and Candace Bushnell serve as executive producers.
No official air date has been announced yet, but keep checking back to Dave TV, we will keep you up to date.