‘Sex and the City’ Prequel With Blake Lively Being Considered

Published 3 years ago by , Updated August 24th, 2013 at 9:49 am,

Did you think last year’s under-performing Sex and the City sequel (no pun intended) was the last you’d hear about the experiences of New York “working class” gal Carrie Bradshaw? Writer/director/producer Michael Patrick King has other plans and wants to adapt a prequel novel penned by original SATC author and columnist Candace Bushnell, titled Summer and the City.

King reportedly also has his sights set on Gossip Girl starlet Blake Lively to play a nineteen-year-old version of Miss Bradshaw in the prequel, which would take place long before the events of either the popular HBO TV series or the two feature film spin-offs.

Bushnell has understandably milked the Sex and the City name for all its worth, and last year published another bestseller that revolves around the experiences of an adolescent Carrie Bradshaw, called “The Carrie Diaries.” Summer and the City is the not-yet published follow-up that chronicles the iconic (now, formerly) single lady’s move from smaller-town Connecticut to the bustling glamor (and if we’re being honest, romanticized fantasy) of life in metropolitan New York City.

While it should go without saying that neither Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristen Davis, or Cynthia Nixon will be reprising their SATC roles in Summer, Grazia has a quote from a source closer to the project, confirming just that. As the insider puts it:

“The prequel is about breathing new life into the story and exploring Carrie’s first few months in NYC and the beginning of her relationship with an older man.”

So long as it doesn’t involve Carrie and her companions “liberating” the Middle-East, a la Sex and the City 2, Summer and the City should be a step up for the franchise… right?

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Lively is beginning to move beyond merely playing inexperienced teenagers in movies like The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants or being known solely as Serena from Gossip Girl. She pulled off a convincing New English accent in her role as a single, drug-addicted mother in Ben Affleck’s The Town, and could become a member of a rather different popular franchise if this summer’s Green Lantern proves to be a hit. It’s not so much a question as to whether Lively could make for a charming and endearing younger version of Carrie Bradshaw onscreen – it’s more a matter of whether it’s worth her (or anyone else’s) time to keep the Sex and the City franchise alive.

Would you be interested in seeing Lively star in Summer and the City?

Source: Grazia (via /Film)

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  1. O come on!!!! why is this even on screenrant

  2. Poor Blake… she had a nice blossoming career while it lasted…

  3. Sex in the city was a very engaging series to be honest but for me it was the actresses (Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristen Davis, and Cynthia Nixon) that made the show memorable. Just like a previous article on a “Fletch” reboot, would you be able to see anyone else take on the role of Carrie Bradshaw? Even a younger version? I’m sure somewhere down the line we will probably see a Sex in the City – the Mom years or Sex in the City – the geriatric years…wait they already made golden girls…

    • Oh man. Don’t people realize that it is the actors that make the characters popular. It’s amazing how Hollywood now feels that they can just exchange actors like they exchange money. How many re-imagings can there be. It just dilutes a perfectly good franchise.

      • Willy Nilly I sooo agree; the article says Candance is milking SATC, I think MPK is behind it as well. I have all the season’s DVDs of SATC and the first movie (getting the second one soon). Leave well enough alone. I have no intention to watching/going to see this – ugh!

  4. I am not surprised by this .
    Ever since the sequel bombed, I wondered if they would go the prequel route.

  5. Lively only has to get punched in the face a few dozen times to look like SJP. Then she’ll nail the role.

    • LOL :-)

  6. Why cant we let sleeping dogs lie?

  7. id take the embarrassment and pay to see blake lively in sex

  8. ….my brain hurts.

  9. why not just move forward with a whole new hot cast in a different City like Mami, Dallas, Boston, Chicago or Las Vegas.

    • Careful they might just hire to write this movie lol

  10. please god no more

  11. Just remember the Flintstones prequel. Ha. Ha.

  12. How this TV show ever made it to the big screen is beyond me.

  13. Why end the show if you are going to keep this crap going on the big screen? Just go away Sex and the City. Please for the sake of humanity

  14. why is everybody so negative here?i dont get it…i would be very curious to see how they would make it…and how the actresses will go with this…coz sure i love the all time classic girls of SNTC…it’s 7 seasons and two movies…but hey why not?it would be wierd but if you’re open minded it can be ok…its like watching mulan2 xDD

    • 6 seasons sorry..

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