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The Carrie Diaries

The Carrie Diaries

Photo Credit:  The CW
  • Premiered: 
    January 14, 2013
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  • Network: CW
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Prequel to Sex and the City 
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Plot Synopsis

It's 1984, and life isn't easy for 16-year-old 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.
After her boyfriend Sebastian and best friend Maggie betrayed her at the end of their junior year of high school, 17-year-old Carrie is living in a Tribeca loft and working full time at "Interview" magazine during the summer of 1985. While hitting the clubs one night, she loses her keys and gets a little help from a confident 20-something Samantha Jones, a woman who becomes one of the most important people in Carrie's life. Samantha's wicked sense of humor and don't-screw-with-me attitude open Carrie's eyes to a whole other side of New York: seedier, sexier, and a stark contrast to the trend-setting, artsy New York her boss Larissa has introduced her to. But as summer turns to fall and Carrie starts her senior year of high school at home in Castlebury, Connecticut, she is forced to confront her unresolved feelings for ex-boyfriend Sebastian, pursuing new relationships even as Sebastian tries to win her back. Carrie's friends, too, are forced to face new challenges during this pivotal year. On the home front, Carrie and Dorrit find themselves struggling to make nice now that they are in the same school.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Fake Empire
  • In association with Warner Bros. Television


  • - Manhattan, New York USA