'The Carrie Diaries' Preview: Carrie Bradshaw Begins Her Manhattan Love Story (VIDEO)
And judging from this newly released Season 1 preview, The Carrie Diaries has the makings of a hit. Set in 1984 Connecticut, the series follows 17-year-old Carrie as she scores an internship in the Big Apple and learns how to balance school, family, friends and love. Yes, before Big, there was blond-haired bad boy Sebastian (Austin Butler).
And if you’re wondering where Carrie’s BFFs — Miranda, Samantha and Charlotte — are, The Carrie Diaries takes place before the fierce foursome even met.
“We didn’t want to do the Baby Muppets syndrome — ‘Oh it’s baby Samantha! It’s baby Miranda!’” executive producer Amy B. Harris said at the New York premiere of the series on Monday. “There would never be a Charlotte, because everyone’s been a Charlotte until they’ve had their heart broken three times.”
The Carrie Diaries premieres in January 2013 on The CW.