First Look At AnnaSophia Robb As Carrie Bradshaw In 'The Carrie Diaries'

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by Joe Cunningham
March 26, 2012 10:44 AM
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This is either going to be a huge hit and be a television staple for many years to come, or a car-crash that barely makes it through a handful of episodes. We're talking about "The Carrie Diaries" -- the "Sex and the City" prequel based on the novels of Candance Bushnell that's being lined up over at the CW. The series will follow Carrie Bradshaw back in the '80s during her senior year of high school.

AnnaSophia Robb -- who was fantastic in "Bridge to Terabithia" and proved an engaging lead in the otherwise tepid "Soul Surfer" -- will take on the Sarah Jessica Parker role in the series, and now we've got our first look at her in full Carrie garb. In fairness, this is a pretty great image and there's no mistaking who the character is. We like Robb, and this cements the idea that this doesn't seem like awful casting, but that doesn't change the fact that this cash-cow is being milked by the CW.

We can't imagine this show is going to appeal any of the HBO series' original fans, and that rather it will be attempting to bring in a new audience with a show that more closely resembles the consumerist garbage the franchise latterly became. We won't write it off completely yet, and we're hoping for the best for Robb, so when this debuts we'll be happy if we're pleasantly surprised. [TVFanatic]

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5 Comments

  • Connor | March 27, 2012 9:46 AMReply

    No matter what the material is...I'll watch anything with Anna Sophia Robb in it.

  • jingmei | March 26, 2012 10:31 PMReply

    It's kinda unbelievable and tragic to see this picture in which she looks like some superficial little chick, that's not supposed to be like this people are gonna say. If need to be back to high school, maybe it's better for her style kinda unique, for sure smart, and even bit quirky. And during SATC, Carrie ever mentioned that she lost her virginity roughly sweatly in a locker room. These bittersweet stories/memories supposed to be not just fashional things.

  • .... | March 26, 2012 12:14 PMReply

    I thought part of the appeal of "Sex & the City" (outside of the films) was that the show aged with the female characters. That it allowed the women characters to be sexy and independent at ages where most of TV would write them into "Old Shrew" or "Subservient Wife" stage.
    Taking the story back to high school and dealing with hot, young Carrie and friends seems like a big "Fuck you" to the fans who grew up with the show.
    Oh well.

  • jingmei | March 26, 2012 10:25 PM

    Kind of oh yeah.

  • a | March 26, 2012 5:34 PM

    True.

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