The Carrie Diaries to Add Sex and the City's [Spoiler] in Upcoming Season 2

Ratings for The Carrie DiariesCarrie Bradshaw is about to meet an outrageous lifelong friend.

The Carrie Diaries will add the character of Samantha Jones — played by Kim Cattrall in HBO’s Sex and the City — in its recently announced second season.

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“I’m really, really excited,” star AnnaSophia Robb told TVLine at The CW’s upfront presentation in New York on Thursday. “I had to keep it a secret, but I think it’s going to be so much fun. I’m looking forward to seeing where that goes.”

The network previewed that we’ll see the two women, who grow up to delve deep into New York’s eligible bachelor (and in one case, bachelorette) pool, meet; turns out, Samantha is cousin to mean girl Donna LaDonna.

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The role has not yet been cast.

Samantha is the ’80s-set prequel series’ second call-out to the stiletto-heeled original: Carrie‘s first season finale name-checked Stanford Blatch (who we know becomes Carrie’s gay bestie) as Bennet’s club-promoter roommate.

Who would you like to see play young Samantha? What other Sex and the City folk should show up in teenage Carrie’s world? Sound off in the comments!

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