The rumors are true: The CW is officially moving forward with "Sex and the City" prequel "The Carrie Diaries"!
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage ("Gossip Girl") will produce, while "SATC" scribe Amy B. Harris will write and direct the TV series, based on Candace Bushnell's YA novel, which follows Carrie Bradshaw during her senior year of high school.
With two books in the series, and another two slated for publication, producers will no doubt have plenty of source material to work with.
We, for one, are cautiously optimistic about this would-be series (having a former "SATC" writer on staff certainly bodes well), but casting the right Carrie will be key. I mean, it's going to be hard to fill Carrie Bradshaw's well-worn Manolos. But we think there are a few actresses up for the task. Keep reading after the jump to see our picks for the future sex columnist!
Elizabeth's name has been mentioned in the same breath as "The Carrie Diaries" ever since rumors began swirling this summer that it could be adapted into a movie. Even though it's now headed to the small screen, the Olsen twins' little sis would still be a great fit. With all the buzz surrounding her upcoming "Martha Marcy May Marlene," we know this chica's got the acting chops to nail the fashionable future Manhattanite.
Another actress once rumored for a role in the film adaptation was Emma Roberts, who'd been eyed to play sarcastic ginger Miranda Hobbes. But we think Emma'd be a much better fit for a young Carrie—what with her blond locks, petite frame and plucky personality.
She may be best known as Hannah Montana's BFF, but we have a feeling Emily Osment is ready for more mature things, and what better way to take your career in a slightly more adult direction than signing on for a sexy CW series? Lilly Truscott, who?
Who do you think should play Carrie in "The Carrie Diaries"? Sound off in the comments and on Twitter!