Robb starred as one-armed surfer Bethany Hamilton in 2011s Soul Surfer. She also played Violet Beauregarde in Tim Burtons 2005 remake of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
The new series will follow Bradshaw as she navigates her way through her final year of high school in a small New England town. This is Carrie, pre-sex, pre-city, andjudging by Robbs hairpre-perm, too.
The focus is so much on the Carrie Bradshaws character and who she was at 16, 17 years old, CW head of development Thom Sherman told EW.com recently. Basically how we frame the show is: Carrie at 16 found her first love and its not a boyits Man-hattan.
Originally, Blake Lively, Elizabeth Olsen, Selena Gomez and Emma Roberts names were linked to the project. Signing Robb suggests that the rest of the cast could be filled with relative unknowns. It remains to be seen how compelling The Carrie Diaries will seem to an audience base that wasnt born during the decade in which its set, but were sure well be watching... scrunchies and all.