WATCH: ‘Doctor Who’ Star Freema Agyeman Hits ’80s NYC in ‘The Carrie Diaries’

Freema Agyeman (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Doctor Who fans will have a new place to catch Freema Agyeman on American television: the former Dr. Martha Jones, companion to David Tennant‘s Time Lord back in Season 3, has nabbed a role on The Carrie Diaries, premiering tonight (January 14) on the CW. And yes, Carrie Diaries references Carrie Bradshaw, a.k.a. the curly-maned fashionista played by Sarah Jessica Parker on Sex and the City. This new dramedy is a prequel to that Emmy-winning HBO series, with AnnaSophia Robb playing the young Ms. Bradshaw as a wide-eyed intern in 1984 Manhattan. Agyeman plays Larissa, Carrie’s mentor and style editor at Interview magazine, and, as you can see, her brash duds reflect the electric color palette of the synth-pop era.

And yes, she maintains her beautiful British accent. Watch a clip below:

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Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself—he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri—he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.
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