According to Deadline.com, The CW has become the leading candidate to air develop "The Carrie Diaries," Candace Bushnell's high school prequel to "Sex and the City."
But wait. Doesn't The CW already have "Gossip Girl," which began life as basically a high school "Sex and the City"? Well, to make matters even more complicated, the site is saying that "Gossip Girl" developers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage are "being courted to shepherd the project."
HBO owns the rights to "The Carrie Diaries," but apparently fears the project would skew too young for the premium cable network, leading them to shop the material elsewhere. There are some family ties here, of course, since The CW is at least half-sibling to HBO within the broader Time Warner/Warner Brothers universe.
Amy Harris is currently expected to write a "The Carrie Diaries" pilot, while it's unclear which "Sex and the City" principles might have any level of creative involvement.