March, 25. 2012.
After an extensive search, The Carrie Diaries
found its leading lady last month, and now the Sex and the City prequel rounds out its cast with the characters that helped turned the small town country girl into the Prada princess.
Former Doctor Who
companion Freema Agyeman is trading in her TARDIS keys for ones to the penthouse, by landing a supporting role on The CW’s pilot, The Carrie Diaries
. Agyeman will portray young Carrie Bradshaw’s (AnnaSophia Robb
) mentor Larissa, who is described as a cool cutting-edge editor for Interview Magazine – an editor who is also not stranger to partying hard. Larissa will help the newly-planted Carrie navigate through ‘80s Manhattan, while helping the budding writer hone her craft.
Should the pilot get a full series commission (which seems probable), the recent casting of Agyeman will set the UK actress up for her North American debut.
No mention yet if Sex and the City
gal pals Miranda, Charlotte or Samantha will make an appearance – but in what is shaping up to be a Smallville
for girls, the origin story of Carrie Bradshaw might be altered a bit to give younger versions of the Sex and the City
characters a chance for a cameo. Fans of The Carrie Diaries
novel already know that at the end of the book series, a familiar SATC
face makes an appearance, adding to the likelihood that writer Amy Harris will work fan-fav characters into the prequel.