After weeks of pilot-season speculation, we couldn’t help but wonder: Who would be cast in the titular role in The Carrie Diaries, The CW’s Sex and the City prequel from Gossip Girl producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage?
And today, the answer is in: AnnaSophia Robb (Soul Surfer, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory‘s Violet Beauregarde) has landed one of the hottest roles this pilot season.
Robb will play a young Carrie Bradshaw as she comes of age in the 1980s, asking her first questions about love, sex, friendship and family while exploring the worlds of high school and Manhattan.
The Carrie character, of course, was made iconic by Sarah Jessica Parker during six seasons of HBO’s Sex and the City, and in two subsequent big-screen adaptations.
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