Sex and the City fans, listen up!

The CW is in the processess of filming the prequel to the hit HBO comedy, dubbed The Carrie Diaries, and unlike the original–which was a little thin on diversity–this version includes some much-needed color.

Based on Candace Bushnell’s novel, The Carrie Diaries is set in the 80s and explains how Carrie Bradshaw came to be so fly.

British actress Freema Agyeman joins the cast of the CW show, which takes a look at Carrie Bradshaw’s early years in New York before the Manolos, Cosmos, and Mr. Big. Agyeman will play Larissa–a New York party girl and journalist–who shows Carrie the ropes.

The show recently began taping in New York and is due out this Fall.

Will you be tuning in? 


  • Ocean Breezy

    I can’t remember the last time I sat through an entire episode of a show on the CW network in recent years.

    One Tree Hill used to be my favorite show until all of the weird plot changes and frequent breaks to show college basketball or baseball.

    More than likely I will not be watching ‘The Carrie Diaries’.

  • African Mami

    If there’s a brotha, best believe!

  • kissa

    I have lost faith in CW when they canceled Girlfriends etc. from their line up..

  • Beautiful Mic

    Ok, another Black British actor, when we have plenty of well capable Black American actors, already…All while the British and European industry continue to suppress their own Black European entertainers opportunities while facilitating mass media replay of American made movies/music starring black American entertainers…

    They need to ‘open the door’ for their own black actors in Europe.


  • iQgraphics

    the accent makes the color more acceptable.

  • Beautiful Mic

    Oh, and again they (tv network casting) use a black, biracial, half white, British actress…

    Whatever, I’m not impressed, not with white American Hollywood, nor with white Hollywood of Europe.


  • Beautiful Mic

    So does the fact that she’s half white…

  • Guest

    No. i am sick of “Carrie Bradshaw”. I don’t think she is fashionable and i spent some time during SATC placing bets that she was a crackhead (she was so damn washed out all the time). I’ll pass.

  • Londoner

    Acting – like all the arts – is an international business. Actors work across borders all the time. Hell, half the decent actors on American tv seem to be British – black, white or Asian.

    Why not just be happy for a sister? It could be a great role for her. Also, Freema isn’t half white – her mother is Iranian and her father from Ghana. In Europe, Iranians (and Persians, Arabs etc in general) are not regarded as white. (And if it comes down to percentages, I’m sure she has a higher % of African ancestry than many African Americans..those Ghanian genes are no joke!)

    Freema is from my hood. We’re proud of her!

  • binks

    No personally they should have brought this to HBO like the original S&TC I don’t want to see a lite version of it

  • secret6

    I agree with you Londoner. We need to support one another PERIOD, regardless of what side of the Atlantic we happen to reside.

  • Leo the Yardie Chick

    As much as I want to stan for Freema, even she can’t overtake my contempt for CW. Plus, I was never interested in SATC.

  • jenna pearle

    i am definitely looking forward to seeing this series. i enjoyed the books (esp. the last one) and satc. it would be great to see a diverse cast. hope they do a great job with the show. is the cw where ‘gossip girl’ plays because that use to be a favorite of mine as well.

  • OMSS

    She is not Half White! She is part Ghanaian and IRANIAN! Anyway, I think most people would assume she was just ‘black’.

  • cupcakes and shiraz

    I’ve loved Freema since Doctor Who (not to mention, she is easy on the eyes). Totally looking forward to seeing her on an American show!

  • Mimi

    I agree. I, too am looking forward to the series, but if the acting from the Freema is as bad as Jennifer Hudson was in the first SATC movie, it will be very hard to watch.

  • LaNeshe

    I loved her on Doctor Who, she was my favorite Who Girls with the exception of Amy Pond.

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