Sorry “Sex and the City” fans, but a soft start in the ratings for the CW’s “The Carrie Diaries” doesn’t necessarily mean that the ’80s versions of BFFs Miranda, Samantha and Charlotte will pop up anytime sooner in the life of Carrie Bradshaw.
Executive producer Amy B. Harris told TV Guide that although producers have had internal discussions on when and how Carrie (now played by AnnaSophia Robb) will eventually meet each member of the trio, they won’t change their story just for a ratings bump.
“It’s great to blast out in the first episode, but I’d rather grow,” Harris told reporters Friday at a screening of next week’s episode. “To become something, rather than to be something and watch it just sort of linger.”
She went on to note that the show has the support of the network, and that even the famed “Sex and the City” wasn’t a success when it first aired.
“We clawed to get a second season pickup for Sex and the City,” she said. “Nowadays on HBO, they pick up a show the day after the first episode airs. We did not get a pickup until after the first season had fully aired. We’d been finished filming for six months, I think.”