Hulu has dropped a first look at its upcoming adaptation of John Green’s beloved young adult novel “Looking for Alaska.”
The eight-episode limited series from “Gossip Girl” creator Josh Schwartz follows teenager Miles “Pudge” Halter (played by 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.
Along with Plummer and Froseth, the series stars Denny Love, Jay Lee, Landry Bender, Sofia Vassilieva, Uriah Shelton, and Jordan Connor. Ron Cephas Jones (“This Is Us”) and Timothy Simons (“Veep”) also star.
Savage and Schwartz will serve as executive producers alongside Jessica Tuchinsky, Mark Waters, John Green, and Marty Bowen and Isaac Klausner of Temple Hill. Fake Empire exec Lis Rowinski will co-executive produce. Sarah Adina Smith (“Hanna” and “Legion”) directed the first episode.
The series hails from Paramount Television and Schwartz and Stephanie Savage’s Fake Empire.
See the first-look photos below.
“Looking for Alaska” premieres Friday, October 18 on Hulu.