As we reported back in February, a television show prequel to Sex in the City was rumored to be in development. And now, after forever scarring pop culture with the hideousness that was Sex and the City 2, the NYC gals characterized in the show are returning—for a show set in high school on the CW. God help us all. At least it doesn’t feature vampires.
According to The AV Club:
“Against the protestations of original Sex And The City producer Michael Patrick King and star Sarah Jessica Parker, The CW is forging ahead with The Carrie Diaries, which will chronicle the fumbling high school sex Carrie Bradshaw had in conjunction with a totally different city—specifically, a small New England town.”
You can’t hear it, but I’m sighing so loudly that it sounds like my lungs just broke the sound barrier in my apartment. Seriously, this just can’t be good for humankind. Wasn’t that horrible sequel enough?
“Gossip Girl’s Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage are handling the project, and although none of the series’ original players are so far attached in any capacity, a rights deal with HBO will allow them to “incorporate characters, traits and developments introduced on the Sex and the City series along with the core source material, Bushnell’s book,” thus maintaining the rich mythology that is so crucial to the Sex And The City universe.”
So there you have it—our long national nightmare, thought to have ended with Sex and the City 2 (in which, for the love god, the gals decide to visit the Middle East, and yet somehow don’t precipitate World War III) looks like it is going to continue for a little bit longer.
What do you think of the Sex and City news?