John Green’s young adult book Looking For Alaska has been adapted into a television series by Hulu. Now, BBC Three has acquired the rights for the show as well and it will premiere in October.
BBC‘s Head of Programme Acquisition, Sue Deeks said, “Looking For Alaska is a really beautifully realized coming of age story. We are delighted to be premiering such a thought-provoking, humorous and poignant drama on BBC Three.”
The deal was finalised by Sue Deeks, along with the Channel Controller of BBC Three, Fiona Campbell, and also the Senior Vice President Matt Downer, and Paramount.
The cast for the Hulu series includes Charlie Plummer and The Society’s Kristine Froseth as the main characters. Other cast members include Denny Love as The Colonel, Jay Lee as Takumi, Landry Bender as Sara, Uriah Shelton as Longwell, Sofia Vassilieva as Lara Buterskaya, and also Jordan Connor as Kevin.
The drama series will focus on the story of teenager Miles “Pudge” Halter (Charlie Plummer), as he enrolls in boarding school to try to gain a deeper perspective on life. He falls in love with Alaska Young (Kristine Froseth) and finds a group of loyal friends. But after an unexpected tragedy, Miles and his close friends attempt to make sense of what they’ve been through.
Looking For Alaska has been created for television by Josh Schwartz, who will serve as the executive producer along with Stephanie Savage. Furthermore, the coming of age series is a Paramount Television and Fake Empire production.
John Green is also known for writing The Fault in Our Stars and Paper Towns. He wrote the novel Looking For Alaska in 2005 and it was also on the New York Times Bestsellers list. Green also served as an executive producer on the show.
Watch the trailer below:
The eight-part limited series will be available to watch on October 18.
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