Sex and the City prequel pilot finally gets the green light… so, who will play young Carrie Bradshaw
After plenty of speculation, Carrie Bradshaw is now set to return to the small screen.
America's CW network has ordered a pilot for The Carrie Diaries based on the Sex and the City prequel book series by Candace Bushnell.
It follows a young Carrie's time as a Connecticut high school student before she makes the move the Big Apple.
Before the Big Apple: A young Carrie Bradshaw and Samantha Jones will feature in the Sex and the City prequel TV series
Samantha Jones, who is played by Kim Cattrall in the hit series and films, is also expected to feature as she does in the novel.
However, Charlotte York and Miranda Hobbes (played by Kristen Davis and Cynthia Nixon) are likely not to have parts in the series as they do not appear in the book.
Rumours have been rife that the programme would land on screens and reports in September claimed HBO and The CW were working together on the project.
Gossip Girl producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage are said to have signed onto the show.
Blake Lively, 24, – who plays Serena van der Woodsen on Gossip Girl – was previously the forefront of the list of fresh faces to take on the coveted role.
Not on the list: Miranda Hobbes (left) and Charlotte York (right) do not appear in the novel for Carrie Diaries
Other actresses itching for the role include Miley Cyrus, who had a cameo role as herself in the sequel to the film.
The 19-year-old who shows up to a premiere in the same dress as Jones in Sex and the City 2 told Acesss: ‘I would love it. I’m not attached, so I don’t want to say that, but that would be very cool.’
Emma Roberts, 20, and Hugo star Chloe Moretz, 14, could also be in with a chance to star in the episode.
Gossip: Blake Lively has been the rumoured to play a younger version of Sarah Jessica Parker's character in the past
Olivia Wilde told InStyle: ‘I could see Emma Roberts as Samantha. I think she'd be interesting. I don't know any of the young people, though. I've got to get to know the younger crew.’
Meanwhile, Australian screen star Melissa George told them: ‘Chloe Moretz would be great as Samantha. She played my daughter in The Amityville Horror when she was 6 years old. She's a beautiful little thing.’
News of the show comes as the network has ordered two other pilots, which are Beauty and the Beast, as well as Arrow, a present-day take on the DC Comics archer Green Arrow.
It will be written and executive-produced by Eli Stone‘s Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim, plus The Vampire Diaries‘ Andrew Kreisberg according to TV Line.
Fresh faces: Chloe Moretz (left) has been dubbed a great Samantha Jones and Emma Roberts has been recommended as Carrie Bradshaw by celebrities