Vibrant, romantic, relatable and exciting, it’s The Carrie Diaries, the origin story of how Carrie Bradshaw — loved by audiences worldwide — became Carrie Bradshaw. The year is 1984, and life isn’t easy for 16-year-old Carrie (AnnaSophia Robb). Since their mother passed away, Carrie’s younger sister is more rebellious than ever and their father, while caring, is overwhelmed. Carrie’s friends make life bearable, but living in suburban Connecticut isn’t distracting Carrie from her troubles — even with the arrival of sexy transfer student Sebastian Kydd (Austin Butler). When Carrie is offered an internship in New York, she leaps at the chance and there, in the glamour and grit of New York City, Carrie’s eyes are opened wide. Her friends and family may have a big place in her heart, but she’s fallen in love for the first time with the most important man in her life — Manhattan. The series is based on the novel by Candace Bushnell.