According to Deadline, the previously reported adaptation of Candace Bushnell's 'The Carrie Diaries' is in contention at the teen-oriented network. There are no deals in place and the report indicates talks are in very early stages. Warner Bros. TV would produce the series and 'Gossip Girl' masterminds Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage may come on board to shepherd the series. Amy Harris, a former 'Sex and the City' writer, is currently writing 'Gossip Girl' and may pen 'The Carrie Diaries' adaptation.
"Discussions are underway for 'The Carrie Diaries,' Candace Bushnell's book about Carrie Bradshaw's high school years, to find a home as a potential television series," HBO said in a statement.
HBO has the rights to 'The Carrie Diaries' and would also produce the series, but HBO's primary demographic does not align with the teen girl book series audience. Bushnell's 'The Carrie Diaries' novel follows a young Carrie Bradshaw in the 1980s. The books see Carrie go from high school senior to fresh-faced New Yorker. Samantha Jones is the only other 'Sex and the City' character to appear in the novel.
AT the Television Critics Association summer conference, 'Sex and the City' showrunner Michael Patrick King said he was not involved with any prequel project.
"I'm not working on any 'Sex and the City' prequel at all," King said while promoting his new CBS comedy '2 Broke Girls.' "My Carrie Bradshaw started at 33, and I took her to 43. For me, the idea of going backwards and making her less evolved ... is something that I don't even imagine doing. I have no connection to the prequel."
In a previous story, AOL TV asked readers if they'd be interested in a 'Sex and the City' prequel series. More than 47 percent said yes.
Other 'Sex and the City' rumors over the last few weeks saw the ladies reuniting for a Season 7 of the original series and a prequel movie starring some of Hollywood's starlets including Blake Lively and Selena Gomez.