The Tenth Doctor’s companions are doing well since they departed the TARDIS, with Catherine Tate flying across the pond for a regular main role in The Office USA and Billie Piper starring in three series of The Secret Diary of a Call Girl.
Now Freema Agyeman, otherwise known as Martha Jones in Doctor Who’s 2007 series, has been cast in an upcoming pilot for a Sex And The City prequel series in the US. Agyeman will star in the pilot episode as Larissa, a hip and cutting-edge editor-come-party girl who works at Interview Magazine and is the mentor of Sex In The City’s Carrie.
Deadline reports: “Brendan Dooling has been cast in the CW pilot Carrie Diaries. The project, based on Candace Bushnell’s novel, chronicles Carrie Bradshaw’s (Anna Sophia Robb) coming of age in the 1980s when she asks her first questions about love, sex, friendship and family while exploring the worlds of high school and Manhattan. Dooling will play Carrie’s best guy friend who is most likely gay but doesn’t know it yet as it isn’t an easy thing to come to terms with in the mid-1980s. Also cast in the pilot is Freema Agyeman as Larissa, Carrie’s mentor, a hip, cutting-edge editor/party girl who works at Interview magazine.”Production on The Carrie Diaries will begin very soon, though it is so far unclear when the pilot will broadcast.