(NEW YORK) -- The next – or at least the earlier – version of iconic Sex and the City main character Carrie Bradshaw has been selected.
AnnaSophia Robb, an 18-year-old actress best known for her role as real-life shark attack survivor Bethany Hamilton in the 2011 movie Soul Surfer, has been cast as the shoe-loving, man-crazy Manhattanite in the CW network’s new series The Carrie Diaries, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The new show will be based off of author Candice Bushnell’s novel of the same name, itself a prequel to her book Sex and the City.
The Carrie Diaries will aim for a younger audience then the demo HBO’s Sex and the City targeted as it follows Bradshaw as a 1980s Manhattan teen navigating the world of boys, school and friendship. In the novel, however, the younger Carrie is portrayed living in a small town in Connecticut.
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