The CW has found the girl who will walk a mile in Carrie Bradshaw’s Manolos. AnnaSophia Robb (Soul Surfer, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) will take on the iconic role of young Carrie in the Sex and the City prequel The Carrie Diaries.
The Carrie Diaries is one of many potential new CW shows for next season, and the role of young Carrie Bradshaw is undoubtedly one of the biggest roles to be cast this pilot season.
Robb is joined by a pair of actresses also cast in the project. Ellen Wong (Knives Chau in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) while another of her friends, and daughter of the police chief, will be played by Katie Findlay (who plays dead girl Rosie Larsen on AMC’s The Killing).
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The CW has been very busy lately, casting a number of its new shows with big names. Here’s a quick rundown of what the CW has to offer:
The Selection: This futuristic series is basically The Hunger Games crossed with The Bachelor. It will star Aimee Teegarden (Friday Night Lights) and Ethan Peck (10 Things I Hate About You).
Beauty and the Beast: The reimagining of the classic ’80 series, the beauty will be played by Smallville’s Kristin Kreuk. The show will also star Austin Basis (Life Unexpected).
Cult: This drama centers on a production assistant of a popular TV series who investigates crimes that are eerily similar to ones from her show. It stars Jessica Lucas (Melrose Place) as the assistant, Robert Knepper (Prison Break) as the leading man of the show within the show and Alona Tal (Supernatural).
Arrow: This series about superhero Green Arrow stars Stephen Amell (Hung) in the title role. It will also feature Susanna Thompson (Once and Again) and Katie Cassidy (Melrose Place, Gossip Girl).
First Cut: This medical drama will star Michael Rady (Melrose Place).
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