Years after the movie that never came to be, fans of John Green’s acclaimed YA novel, Looking for Alaska, are in for a treat. Hulu announced that the novel will be adapted for a limited series and that it found its leading stars.
Published in 2005, Looking for Alaska was John Green’s debut novel. The novel received both commercial and critical success, receiving the American Library Association’s Michael L. Printz award and being honored as one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Best Young Adult Novels of All Time.
Looking for Alaska tells the story of Miles “Pudge” Halter, a teenage boy who enrolls in a boarding school to gain more experience. There he meets and falls in love with the enigmatic Alaska Young. When tragedy strikes, Pudge and his friends do everything to uncover and make sense of all that’s happened.
Hulu’s Looking for Alaska adaptation will be eight episodes long and will be brought to life by Paramount Television. Playing the titular role of Alaska Young is Kristine Froseth, who shot to Internet fame after playing Veronica in the Netflix film Sierra Burgess Is a Loser. Playing Miles “Pudge” Halter, the story’s narrator, is Charlie Plummer, who previously starred in the film Lean on Pete.
Since its publication, fans of the novel have been clamoring for the book to be adapted. Initially, a movie had been planned, but because of creative differences, the project was discontinued. Production for the series is set to start in 2019.
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