Sex and the City might return to TV... in prequel form, on The CW

Sex and the City

Remember Sex and the City? It had a good run for a little while. Then it ended, and its quartet of cosmoholics were cryogenically frozen and put into cold storage. Then they were rolled out and thawed for a movie, and it did pretty well! And it wasn’t bad! Then they were left to just sit around and gather moss, until they got around to making a second movie. And it was terrible! The worst movie ever. Watching it was like having bats eat your eyeballs for two-and-a-half hours. And everyone assumed that would be the end of that. Well, everyone was wrong. Now there are rumors of a new TV series, Sex and the City: The B.C.* Years. (*Before Carrie.) Here’s how it would work:

The source material is Candace Bushnell’s The Carrie Diaries, a young-adult novel by the same columnist who inspired the original HBO series. The book, set in the 1980s, follows Carrie Bradshaw’s senior year of high school in a small town in New England. The subject matter is a better fit with a youth-skewing network like The CW, which is conveniently half-owned by HBO corporate parent Time Warner, and where the show will probably end up. Naturally, Gossip Girl executive producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage are being courted to oversee the project. Of the characters from the original series, Samantha Jones appears towards the end of the book, but then becomes a prominent character in the sequel, Summer and the City: A Carrie Diaries Novel, which also introduces Miranda Hobbes.

Original Sex and the City wunderkind Michael Patrick King, has already distanced himself from the show, telling at a TCA panel, “I’m not working on any

So what do you think? Let sleeping Manolo mules lie? Or is it high time to revisit Carrie and the gang as they maneuver through such fertile territory as their first kisses, first crushes, first time rounding the bases, and, in Samantha’s case, first dozen or so accidental pregnancies?

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