Plum Sykes, Bob Morris to Bring Style Back to HBO

Vogue’s Plum Sykes and beloved Bob MorrisPhoto: Getty Images, Patrick McMullan


HBO wants a series to fill Sex and the City’s Manolos and they’re looking for the next Candace Bushnell to give it to ‘em. According to WWD, they’ve tapped Vogue contributor Plum Sykes and former New York Times Styles columnist Bob Morris for scripts set in New York. Sykes is adapting her novel Debutante Divorcees, which we expect to be less about the career woman of Sex and the City than socialites who love jewelry and subsist on radish salads. Girls with fabulous clothes whose greatest cares amount to stationary for their next party invites sound like pretty entertaining TV fodder (seriously, we read that book in, like, a day), but we’re more intrigued by sassy Bob Morris, who’s adapting his old Times Age of Dissonance column. He told WWD:

Wow, we are never touching another dude’s Blackberry again.

Memo Pad: NEW YORK WORKED ONCE, SO WHY NOT AGAIN? [WWD]

Plum Sykes, Bob Morris to Bring Style Back to HBO