First Look: The Carrie Diaries Adds Samantha in Season 2

  The CW's Sex and the City prequel The Carrie Diaries kicks off Season 2 on Oct. 25 with the introduction of Carrie's future BFF Samantha Jones, played by Lindsey Gort .

Chris Wood to Have "Huge Impact" on The Carrie Diaries

In the words of executive producer Amy B. Harris, Chris Wood is set to make a "huge impact" on The Carrie Diaries . The young actor ( Girls , Major Crimes ) has been cast on multiple episodes of The CW drama as Adam Weaver, a playwright who will strike up both a professional and a personal relationship with the show's title character. Harris tells TV Line that this romance will play an integral role in the Carries "coming of age story and will have profound repercussions for her and Sebastian." The Carrie Diaries returns on October 25 and recently announced a pair of other major casting scoops: Molly Sims will compete with Carrie as a love interest for Sebastian. Lindsey Gort will come on board as a young version of Samantha Jones.

'Carrie Diaries' Season 2 scoop: How will Carrie Bradshaw meet Samantha Jones?

"Sex and the City" fans are anxiously awaiting Season 2 of "The Carrie Diaries" for one major reason: the introduction of iconic character Samantha Jones. The CW prequel series cast newcomer Lindsey Gort to portray the role originated by Kim Cattrall, and though we've only had one look at Gort's new take on the influential part, we're already confident that she was the right -- and only -- choice.So now that the new Samantha has been found, how will the series tackle the tough job of showing how a young Carrie Bradshaw (AnnaSophia Robb) meets her future BFF? "The Carrie Diaries" costume designer Eric Daman revealed the story line behind the all-important meeting of the two fashion-forward minds, and it's just as amazing -- and intriguing -- as we hoped it would be."[Samantha's] a girl from Florida, and she's not the couture cougar we know Samantha Jones to be. She has a different background...

'The Carrie Diaries': Molly Sims set to romance Carrie's ex

A cougar is heading to "The Carrie Diaries," and she's got her sights on Carrie Bradshaw's ex!Molly Sims will guest star on The CW's upcoming second season of the "Sex and the City" prequel series, E! Online reports. She will play Vicky, a sexy woman who becomes intimately involved with Sebastian (Austin Butler).Sims is expected to appear in at least two upcoming episodes this season.When we last saw Ms. Bradshaw (AnnaSophia Robb), she had just broken up with Sebastian after she found out he hooked up with her best friend when they were temporarily broken up. But something tells us she might be bothered by Sebastian hooking up with yet another cougar (he was kicked out of his previous school because he slept with one of his teachers). Will this kill any hope for a reunion between Carrie and Sebastian?We'll find out when "The Carrie Diaries" premieres Friday, Oct. 25 on The CW....

Will 'The Carrie Diaries' Finally Get Its Stanford Blatch?

Not yet, but it looks like Carrie Bradshaw's (AnnaSophia Robb) BFF could be making an appearance in the CW series' second season. "The Carrie Diaries" creator Amy B. Harris says Stanford is on his way. "We teased Stanford at the end of the year [and] we decided to explain his not-coming-in [to the show] right off the bat because we really wanted Samantha's entrance to be her own," Harris told The Hollywood Reporter of Samantha Jones, who will be played by Lindsay Gort in Season 2 . "But I think he could very well come in this season." Last month, the CW series added Kim Cattrall lookalike Gort to play the older, more sophisticated New Yorker to Robb's aspiring New Yorker (but really, Connecticut commuter) Carrie Bradshaw. According to "Carrie Diaries" producers, Carrie will meet Samantha through a "surprising connection" and the young Samantha Jones is described as "a ballsy, beautiful and sexy young woman from the panhandle of Florida who has made her way -- and already a name for herself -- in the rock 'n' roll scene of 1980s NYC."

'Carrie Diaries' Boss on Locking in Young Samantha, Friday Move and Season 2 (Q&A)

"My hope for Carrie was that meeting Samantha would embolden her, make her feel a little less tied to responsibility and consequences," executive producer Amy B. Harris tells THR.

The Carrie Diaries Finds its Samantha Jones! Lindsey Gort Joins The CW Cast for Season 2

The Carrie Diaries finds its young Samantha Jones! The CW has announced that newcomer Lindsey Gort has been cast as a younger version of the character that Kim Cattrall made famous on Sex and the City. Though it's still unclear how Samantha will be introduced to AnnaSophia Robb's Carrie during season 2, the press release describes her as a "ballsy, beautiful and sexy young woman who has already made a name for herself in the rock 'n roll scene of 1980s New York City." Gort also appears in the summer action flick "2 Guns." Do you think she fits the part of a young Samantha Jones? Sound off in the comments, and don't miss new episodes of The Carrie Diaries when season 2 debuts on Friday, October 25th.

'Carrie Diaries' Casts Young Samantha for Season 2

Lindsey Gort will play the role made famous by Kim Cattrall in the CW's prequel series.

The CW Announces Its Fall Premiere Dates

It may seem rather early to start thinking about fall TV, but the CW is secure enough in their line-up to start giving us actual dates for the return of their shows. Fan favorites like Arrow, The Vampire Diaries and Hart of Dixie now have official premiere dates, which you can check out below: READ MORE...

The CW fall 2013 premiere dates: 'Supernatural' Season 9, 'Arrow' Season 2 and more launch in October

As it did last year, The CW is joining the fall TV fray a little later than the other broadcast nets. The network will have its first premieres of the season on Monday, Oct. 7 with "Hart of Dixie" and "Beauty and the Beast." That's two weeks after the official start of the 2013-14 season.The CW's Wednesday ("Arrow" and "The Tomorrow People") and Thursday ("The Vampire Diaries" and "Reign") will also debut that week. Fans will have to wait until Oct. 15 for "TVD" spinoff "The Originals" and "Supernatural." "The Carrie Diaries" returns on Friday, Oct. 25.There's no word yet on when the final six-episode season of "Nikita" will launch. "America's Next Top Model," which debuts on Aug. 2, will run with "Carrie" on Fridays at first.Here's the full premiere schedule for The CW. All times are Eastern/Pacific, with new shows in bold.Monday, Oct. 78 p.m. "Hart of Dixie" (new timeslot)9 p.m. "Beauty and the...