‘The Carrie Diaries’ Season 2: Meet the Young Samantha Jones

On Saturday, The CW announced that The Carrie Diaries had found their Samantha Jones. Now, the network has unveiled newcomer Lindsey Gort in all of her ’80s-era Samantha glory. (I don’t know about you, but I’m digging the earrings).

“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,” executive producer Amy B. Harris said 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.”

Young Samantha is described as “a ballsy, beautiful and sexy young woman from the panhandle of Florida,” who is already making her mark in the New York City rock ‘n’ roll scene when Carrie comes into her life. Check out the photo above and let us know if you think Gort will be able to fill the original Samantha’s (Kim Cattrall) shoes in the comments.

The Carrie Diaries season two premieres Friday, October 25th at 8/7c on The CW.