The Carrie Diaries Season 1, Episode 1, “Pilot” Synopsis: Everything Is Possible
Ever since it was announced that Gossip Girl was on its way off the air, we’ve been looking for something to fill the void left by our fashion fix. Well, thanks to the creators and fashion folk at GG, we have to look no longer. The Carrie Diaries — the prequel to Sex and the City — will premiere TONIGHT, January 14 at 8PM ET/PT (with an encore showing at 9PM) on The CW and we’ve already seen the glory that is the first episode. Spoiler alert: It’s fantastic:
Recently, life hasn’t been smooth sailing for 16-year-old Carrie Bradshaw (AnnaSophia Robb) – her mother just passed away, her rebellious younger sister Dorritt (Stefania Owen) is acting out, and their father Tom (Matt Letscher) is struggling to raise two teenage daughters alone. As Carrie begins the first day of her junior year, she can’t help but feel as though all eyes are on her, and a pity party from rival Donna LaDonna (Chloe Bridges) doesn’t help the situation. Even when surrounded by her group of friends, Mouse (Ellen Wong), Maggie (Katie Findlay) and Walt (Brenden Dooling), Carrie feels as though her life should be heading in a different direction. The arrival of new guy Sebastian Kydd (Austin Butler) brings Carrie some excitement, but it isn’t until she accepts an internship at a Manhattan law firm that things begin to fall into place. In the city, Carrie meets Larissa Loughlin (Freema Agyman), a free-spirited, outgoing style editor at Interview magazine, who introduces her to a world she’s only dreamt of.