Ready for the high school version of Sex and the City?
The CW has ordered a pilot of The Carrie Diaries, based on SATC author Candace Bushnell’s novel following young Carrie Bradshaw. The story tells of Bradshaw coming of age in the 1980s, “asking her first questions about love, sex, friendship and family, while exploring the worlds of high school and Manhattan.” Amy Harris, who worked on HBO’s original SATC, wrote the Carrie Diaries pilot. Executive producers include Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage, Len Goldstein and Candace Bushnell. If The Carrie Diaries gets a series order, I wonder if Schwartz and Savage’s Gossip Girl will return (ratings have been low this season).
But that’s not all…
The network also ordered its new version of Beauty and the Beast to pilot. It’s loosely based on the 1987 CBS series and billed as “a modern day romantic love story with a procedural twist.” Jennifer Levin (Felicity) and Sherri Cooper (Brothers and Sisters) are the writers. Paul J. Witt and C. Anthony Thomas, Ron Koslow, Bill Haber are the executive producers.
In addition, the network made official its pilot order for a TV version of the DC Comics hero Green Arrow. There was one bit of new information about the show: It’s title will be simply Arrow.
All told, The CW has picked up four pilots so far, with these three joining the previously announced investigative thriller Cult.