11:00am PT by Philiana Ng
First Official Image of Young Carrie Bradshaw in CW's 'The Carrie Diaries' Released (Photo)
The first official image from the CW's Sex and the City prequel pilot, The Carrie Diaries, has been released.
In the photo below, which comes just days after the network released a picture of Stephen Ammell in the Green Arrow costume for drama pilot Arrow and one day after on-set images on Diaries surfaced, star AnnaSophia Robb is seen wearing a green animal print cardigan, bright red heels and a sequined dress as a young Carrie Bradshaw with a city skyline behind her.
The Carrie Diaries is a coming-of-age tale set in the 1980s, asking her first questions about love, sex, friendship and family while exploring the worlds of high school and Manhattan. Sarah Jessica Parker played an adult Carrie on HBO's Sex and the City from 1998-2004.
“The search for Carrie Bradshaw was an exciting adventure," said Diaries executive producer Amy B. Harris. "Having been a part of the Sex and the City series, I felt such an honor and responsibility to the fans of the show to find someone who embodied the spirit of Manhattan’s favorite ‘It’ girl. When AnnaSophia Robb walked into the room, we knew we had found her. Her grace, intelligence, sense of fun and her empathetic nature make her the perfect girl to bring our young Carrie to life. The fact that she loves a gorgeous pair of heels doesn’t hurt either.”
Costume designer Eric Daman (Gossip Girl) said of the wardrobe on the project: "It’s a rare invitation to dress a character whose reputation truly precedes her. Having played a hand in designing for the Carrie we know and love, I am honored to be chosen to carry the torch — to illuminate the woman we know by discovering the young lady she was.”
The Carrie Diaries is executive produced by Harris, Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage, Len Goldstein, Candace Bushnell and Miguel Arteta. Harris wrote the pilot, which is directed by Arteta. The Fake Empire/Warner Bros. TV project is based on the book of the same name by Bushnell.
Check out Robb as Carrie below: