Could Sex and the City be returning to the small screen? Based on the latest crop of rumors, that’s the new plan. The reported series would hit the boob tube before any Sex and the City prequel film–you know, that one that was supposedly cast with Elizabeth Olsen, Blake Lively, Selena Gomez and Emma Roberts set to play younger versions of the four ladies.
No word yet on who will make up the small screen cast. However, one pretty huge name was mentioned in this morning’s Daily Mail report: Sarah Jessica Parker. The former Carrie Bradshaw who, with some time freed up since ditching her Halston gig, has allegedly signed on to produce.
Of course, none of this has been confirmed by Darren Star or any of the people supposedly involved in it. However, the Los Angeles Times reported earlier this month, with a fair degree of certainty, that a prequel series was happening with HBO behind it.
I always felt that one of the biggest problems with the Sex and the City movies was that Sex and the City just doesn’t work as a movie. The characters and premises just work better as a TV show. Whether this prequel version will work remains to be seen–but if HBO and Parker really are behind it, it could be possible. We’re still a little nervous about those ’80s costumes, though.