Sex and the City isn’t quite making a triumphant return to TV, but the highly talked about the highly criticized pilot for The Carrie Diaries has been greenlit to see the light of day courtesy of The CW. Based on the prequel novels by Candace Bushnell, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage who are the masterminds behind Gossip Girl and Hart of Dixie will executive produce the series.
Jumping on board is former Sex and the City writer and co-producer Amy B. Harris. She will be adapting the novels into a screenplay and serve as showrunner for the series should it get picked up by the network.
The premise of the prequel novels focuses on Carrie Bradshaw trying to make it as a writer in New York City. Only one other regular SATC character appears in the prequel novels and that is Samantha Jones. With all of the rumors that were circulating about the series last year between HBO and The CW, it’s about we saw something actually come out of it. In my opinion, this could be really great, or a total flop.
Arrow is set to come courtesy of Green Lantern’s Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim who will executive produce and write the series with Fringe’s co-executive producer, Andrew Kreisberg. Arrow is said to be a take on the classic DC Comic Book character of Green Arrow. This won’t be the superheros first appearance on the network. Actor Justin Hartley portrayed him on Smallville.
The third drama pilot in the works is a remake of the 80′s TV hit, Beauty and the Beast. With it’s re-release to theaters in 3D, it seems that there is a big demand for this story to hit the masses. However the network states it will be a modern take on the classic love story with a procedural twist. Felicity vet Jennifer Levin and Brothers and Sisters writer/producer Sherri Cooper will write and executive produce the project.
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