Sex and the City prequel The Carrie Diaries will premiere on January 14 at 8 PM bumping 90210 to 9 PM, reports THR. 90210 will move into the home vacated by departing series Gossip Girl, taking the 9 PM slot. Based on the novel by Candace Bushnell, the WBTV/ Fake Empire- produced The Carrie Diaries takes place in 1984, when life wasn’t so easy for a young Carrie Bradshaw.
Since their mother passed away, Carrie’s younger sister Dorritt is more rebellious than ever, and their father Tom is overwhelmed with the responsibility of suddenly having to care for two teenage girls on his own.
Carrie’s friends: sweet, geeky Mouse, sarcastic and self-assured Maggie and sensitive Walt: make life bearable, but a suburban life in Connecticut isn’t doing much to take her mind off her troubles. And even though the arrival of a sexy new transfer student named Sebastian brings some excitement to Carrie’s world, she is struggling to move on from her grief.
So when Tom offers Carrie the chance to intern at a law firm in Manhattan, she leaps at the chance. Carrie’s eyes are opened wide at the glamour and grit of New York City and when she meets Larissa, the style editor for Interview magazine, she’s inspired by the club culture and unique individuals that make up Larissa’s world. Carrie’s friends and family may have a big place in her heart, but she’s fallen in love for the first time with the most important man in her life, Manhattan.
The series stars AnnaSophia Robb as Carrie Bradshaw; Stefania Owen (The Lovely Bones) as Dorrit Bradshaw; Ellen Wong (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’) as Mouse; Katie Findlay (‘The Killing’) as Maggie; Chloe Bridges (90210) as Donna; Austin Butler as Sebastian; Brendan Dooling as Walt; Freema Agyeman as Larissa and Matt Letscher as Tom.