Hulu dropped trailer for its adaptation of John Green’s “Looking for Alaska” Thursday, introducing fans to Alaska a.k.a. the coolest girl in the whole world — or at least to Pudge she is.
Set in 2005, the eight-episode limited series centers around 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.
In the video above, you’ll see glimpses of that budding friendship and some dark twists that befall the pair.
The series stars Plummer, Froseth, 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.
Schwartz is creator and executive produces with Stephanie Savage. Other executive producers include Green, Jessica Tuchinsky, Mark Waters and Marty Bowen and Isaac Klausner of Temple Hill. Fake Empire executive Lis Rowinski serves as co-executive producer. Sarah Adina Smith (“Hanna,” “Legion”) directed the first episode.
“Looking for Alaska” hails from Paramount Television and Schwartz and Savage’s Fake Empire.
Watch the trailer above.
All eight episodes of “Looking for Alaska” drop Friday, Oct. 18 on Hulu.