Lindsey Gort has been cast as Samantha Jones in The CW's The Carrie Diaries, a prequel to HBO's Sex and the City. The original series ran for six seasons from 1998 to 2004 and spawned two box office hits. The role of Samantha Jones was made famous by Kim Cattrall, who played the man-eating publicist so well she earned a Golden Globe Award in 2003.
"In another nerve-wracking search to create the amazing characters we all came to know and love on Sex and the City, we went out in search this year for a young Samantha Jones," The Carrie Diaries' executive producer Amy B. Harris says in a statement. "Lindsey Gort walked into the room and owned the part. Funny and sexy with a whiff of vulnerability and an amazing dash of outrageousness, Lindsey is our exciting choice to play the young Samantha Jones."
Gort's character will meet a young Carrie Bradshaw (AnnaSophia Robb) through a surprising connection with the series returns for a second season on Friday, Oct. 25, at 8 p.m. EST.
The Carrie Diaries describes Samantha 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."
Gort, who stars in Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington's new movie 2 Guns, joins returning stars Austin Butler, Katie Findlay, Ellen Wong, Brendan Dooling, Chloe Bridges, Freema Agyeman, Matt Letscher and Stefania Owen.