The C.W. approved plans to begin work on the pilot episode of The Carrie Diaries, a prequel to the popular HBO television series, Sex and the City.
Last spring, author Candace Bushnell, who wrote the original Sex and the City novel, released Summer and the City: A Carrie Diaries Novel, which follows Bradshaw during her summer after high school graduation as she makes plans to attend Brown.
Josh Schwartz, the creator of The O.C. and Gossip Girl, is taking the lead with the new series. A Providence native and Wheeler School graduate, Schwartz exaggerated and poked fun at Brown’s relaxed atmosphere in his other two popular shows.
In a season two episode of Gossip Girl, Blair Waldorf tells her friend Serena van der Woodsen that Brown is “an enclave of trustafarians and children of celebrities who major in drum circles and semiotics.” She constantly makes jokes that Serena will come back from Providence a vegan hippie, saying, “maybe you can get your hair dreadlocked while you’re there.” Ultimately, Serena van der Woodsen gets into Brown, but she decides last minute to attend Columbia instead. Maybe, in the end, Bradshaw will follow Serena’s lead and also turn down her acceptance since there is no mention of Brown in the entire Sex and the City series.
Alternatively, if the series decides to follow Bradshaw to Brown, she’ll likely transform into a hippie activist, like The O.C.’s Summer Roberts, giving viewers a chance to see Bradshaw as a hamster living on college hill before her days as a glamorous New York sex columnist living on the Upper East Side.