“Sex and the City” Fans May Get Second Run with THE CARRIE DIARIES Adaptation
Fashion, sex, and relationships were the central theme of the popular former-HBO series “Sex and the City.” While Carrie and the ladies are now found only in reruns on regular cable networks, HBO is considering an adaptation of a series prequel.
Author Candace Bushnell, who penned the original “Sex and the City” book, has also written a prequel series entitled “The Carrie Diaries.” Bushnell’s prequel book covers central character Carrie Bradshaw’s life as a senior in high school in a small town on the East coast.
An adaptation of “The Carrie Diaries” may be a tricky sell for the pay cable network. HBO’s programming skews toward older audiences, while the novel and any adaptation would skew towards younger audiences maybe better suited for The CW. On the other hand, rebooting classics is becoming popular in American cinema and television. Popular feature films from the 1980s, such as “Dirty Dancing,” “Footloose,” and “Teen Wolf” have all recently started reboots, but a “Sex and the City” reboot would be a first for television.