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“The Carrie Diaries”, aired in 2013, revolves around the life of a young Carrie Bradshaw. Set in the ’80s, the series follows Carrie as she navigates the challenges of high school, her dreams of becoming a writer, and her budding romance with Sebastian Kydd. Carrie’s transformation from an ordinary suburban teenager to the fashion-forward, Manhattan-bound writer we know from “Sex and the City” is the main topic of the series. The show captures the essence of ’80s New York City while exploring themes of friendship, love, and self-expression.

The series’ cast includes AnnaSophia Robb as the stylish and determined Carrie Bradshaw. Austin Butler shines as Sebastian Kydd, Carrie’s love interest. The supporting cast includes Chloe Bridges, Brendan Dooling, and Freema Agyeman.

The series is based in New York City and filmed in many locations around the area:

  • The show’s production team transformed parts of Manhattan to recreate the ’80s vibe, taking viewers on a nostalgic trip through the city’s streets. Her apartment was located on 64 Perry Street.
  • Many interior scenes were filmed at Silvercup Studios in Queens, providing an authentic backdrop for the series.
  • Some episodes take place in the Hamptons, offering a glimpse into the glamorous summer escapes of the characters.

Interesting facts:

  • Costume designer Eric Daman, known for his work on “Sex and the City,” infused “The Carrie Diaries” with a stylish wardrobe that pays homage to the iconic fashion of the original series.
  • Freema Agyeman’s character, Larissa Loughlin, is a young version of Samantha Jones, one of the beloved characters from “Sex and the City.”
  • AnnaSophia Robb’s hair is naturally straight, so she had to get her hair curled a lot to get those iconic ringlet curls. She wore a wig halfway through the series, because all the heat styling damaged her hair so much.
  • The series features a soundtrack filled with ’80s classics, setting the perfect nostalgic mood.