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The CW really is making a Sex And The City prequel

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, where the sex likely involves far more sweaters. As was rumored last month, 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. It also leaves the door open for even more overt nods to the original series—like, maybe Kim Cattrall could guest as the pun-spewing voice of young Carrie’s vagina.

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