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John Green’s “Looking for Alaska” Is Finally Having A TV Series

May 12, 20182 min read

New TV series to watch? Yes, please!

We all know John Green’s previous novels that were adapted into films. You might remember Hazel (Shailene Woodley) and Gus’s (Ansel Elgort) journey in The Fault In Our Stars, or maybe Q Jacobsen (Nat Wolff) in search for Margo Roth Spiegelman (Cara Delevigne) in Paper Towns. Thankfully, the fans will finally get an adaptation of Green’s first novel, Looking for Alaska.

Hulu ordered an eight-episode miniseries with Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz (showrunners of CW’s Dynasty and Marvel’s Runaways) and they’re also looking for lead actors to play the iconic role of the two main characters, according to Deadline. On hold for about 13 years, the book’s finally getting what it deserves! In addition, Schwartz will be writing the pilot for the project and will be the executive producer and showrunner for the upcoming series., alongside Savage with Green, Jessica Tuchinsky, Mark Waters and Marty Bowen of Temple Hill. Fake Empire executive Lis Rowinski will co-executive produce.

To others who want to know about the story, Looking for Alaska is all about Miles “Pudge” Halter, starts studying in a boarding school where he meets Alaska Young. As she falls in love with Pudge, she guides him through his own “labyrinth of suffering”. She dies unexpectedly, making Pudge and his friends try to uncover the truth behind it. With different kinds of themes playing round this novel, you’ll definitely get hooked right away.

The novel was first published back in 2005 and it garnered numerous rewards including the Michael L. Printz Award from the American Library Association in 2006. It was also a part of the New York Time’s Best Seller list last 2012, the year when The Fault In Our Stars was also published.

Although there are still no updates to when the series will premiere, you still got time to read and check out what’s going to happen in the book!


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Camry Cahimat

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