The CW Network announced today that Lindsey Gort has signed on to play Samantha Jones in Season 2 of The Carrie Diaries. Here's a description of the role, which was originated by Kim Cattrall in HBO's Sex and the City.

"Through a surprising connection, our young Carrie Bradshaw will meet one of the most important people in her life this season in a role made iconic by Kim Cattrall: Samantha Jones, a ballsy, beautiful and sexy young woman from the panhandle of Florida who has made her way - and already a name for herself - in the rock 'n' roll scene of 1980s NYC."

The actress joins AnnaSophia Robb, who plays Carrie Bradshaw in the series, along with Katie Findlay, Brendan Dooling, Chloe Bridges, Austin Robert Butler, Freema Agyeman, Matt Letscher, Stefania Owen, Ellen Wong, and Alexandra Miller.

We reported last month that the Season 2 Premiere of The Carrie Diaries will air Friday, October 25 at 8 PM ET on The CW Network. Lindsey Gort will next be seen on the big screen in the Universal Pictures action-thriller 2 Guns starring Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington, in theaters August 2.