Looking for Alaska series coming to Hulu


Hulu is finalizing a deal that will bring a popular John Green novel to the small screen.

Fans of John Green’s novel, Looking for Alaska, can rejoice because the project is finally coming to a television near you.

The 13-year journey for this project to be viewed on any screen has been a long one. Paramount Pictures purchased the rights to Green’s first novel in 2005. Josh Schwartz signed on to write the film script. However, Paramount shelved the project due to lack of interest.

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It wasn’t until Green adaptions for The Fault in Our Stars and Paper Towns became successes that Paramount decided to take a second look at Looking for Alaska. Eventually, Schwartz wrote a pilot script for a television series and shopped it around to various networks.

Hulu is currently finalizing a deal that will bring the novel to life as an eight-episode limited series. Schwartz will also serve as the showrunner and executive producer.

No one seems to be happier about this than Schwartz himself. According to Deadline, he fell in love with Green’s original manuscript before it was even published. This is the early 2000’s, and Schwartz rode his own wave of teen pop culture success with The O.C. So, this series could be a match made in teeny-bopper heaven.

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Looking for Alaska follows Miles “Pudge” Halter, a Florida teen obsessed with famous last words, leaves his quiet town to attend boarding school in Alabama. His life is painfully ordinary, and he longs for more. He eventually meets a beautiful, funny, and fascinating girl named Alaska Young and falls in love with her.

So, are you excited about this new series? Who do you see playing Pudge and Alaska?