'Sex and the City' prequel nears deal at The CW
Published Sep 12 2011, 16:04 BST | By Morgan Jeffery
The CW is reportedly closing a deal on a script for a Sex and the City
It was previously reported that the network was considering a television adaptation of Candice Bushnell's recent novel The Carrie Diaries
A pilot episode has now been written and is in the final stages of being picked up, according to Entertainment Weekly
If it receives a series commission, the Sex and the City
prequel could premiere as early as fall 2012.Gossip Girl
producers Josh Schwartz
and Stephanie Savage will oversee the project, while Sex and the City
writer and co-producer Amy B Harris is also involved.
Former Sex and the City
writer and director Michael Patrick King recently told The Hollywood Reporter
that he will not be involved with the prequel series.
"My Carrie Bradshaw started at 33, and I took her to 43," he explained. "I didn't even want to know who Carrie Bradshaw's parents were because I thought she only existed in Manhattan."
He continued: "For me, the idea of going backwards and making her less evolved... is something that I don't imagine doing."> Sarah Jessica Parker 'uncertain of Sex and the City 3'
Watch a trailer for Sex and the City 2