As fans of Sex and the City, Candace Bushnell’s YA novels The Carrie Diaries, and the entire Josh Schwartz oeuvre, we have had high, high hopes for the CW’s Carrie Diaries. And were pretty heartbroken to learn this week that AnnaSophia Robb wouldn’t be stepping into Carrie Bradshaw’s stilettos until midseason. That’s why we didn’t see any clips of it yesterday, when the new fall TV shows were trotted out for prospective advertisers. But whether by design or by leak, this morning we finally have a trailer. And we really, truly think this will be worth the wait. Here are five reasons why:
The trailer opens with Carrie doing the classic SATC confident walk through Manhattan that makes us positively giddy.
But we also have that standard teen movie/TV show first-day-of-school scene, to balance things out. Better yet, this scene features the introduction of hot love interest Sebastian (Austin Butler), who addresses her as “Bradshaw.”
Another updated classic — the ladies talking sex at brunch — this time in the library, as Maggie (Ellen Wong) describes losing her virginity thusly: “It was like putting a hot dog in a keyhole.”
There are steamy scenes, worthy of any great Josh Schwartz teen show.
And while we can tell that the plot diverges from the novels, we like this little nod to them, via her personalized bag.