Hit Teen Novel to Become TV Series

May 10, 2018  •  Post A Comment

Another popular teen novel written by John Green, whose bestseller “The Fault in Our Stars” was a winner for Hollywood in 2014, will be a limited series on Hulu, reports Nellie Andreeva in a scoop for Deadline. The title is “Looking for Alaska.”

It will be “an eight-episode limited series from Paramount Television and Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage’s Fake Empire,” Andreeva writes.

The story adds: “‘Looking for Alaska’ thrusts us into the perspective of Miles ‘Pudge’ Halter, who is done with his safe life at home. His whole life has been one big non-event, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave ‘the Great Perhaps’ even more (Francois Rabelais, poet). He heads off to the sometimes crazy and anything-but-boring world of Culver Creek Boarding School, and his life becomes the opposite of safe. Because down the hall is Alaska Young. The gorgeous, clever, funny, sexy, self-destructive, screwed up, and utterly fascinating Alaska Young. She is an event unto herself. She pulls Pudge into her world, launches him into the Great Perhaps, and steals his heart. Then … After. Nothing is ever the same.”

For Josh Schwartz, the creator of “The O.C.,” it’s been a 13-year journey to get “Looking for Alaska” made in Hollywood. To read those details, please click here, to read Andreeva’s full story.

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