Hulu Orders Limited Series Based on John Green's LOOKING FOR ALASKA

Hulu Orders Limited Series Based on John Green's LOOKING FOR ALASKA

According to Deadline, Hulu is finalizing a deal for an eight-episode Looking For Alaska limited series from Paramount Television and Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage's Fake Empire based on John Green's novel.

Schwartz has written the pilot for the project and will serve as executive producer and showrunner. Savage executive produces with Green, Jessica Tuchinsky, Mark Waters and Marty Bowen of Temple Hill. Fake EMPIRE exec Lis Rowinski will co-executive produce.

Looking for Alaska is John Green's first novel, published in March 2005 by Dutton Juvenile. It won the 2006 Michael L. Printz Award from the American Library Association, and led the association's list of most-challenged books in 2015 due to profanity and sexually explicit scenes. Looking for Alaska is inspired by Green's own experiences as a high school student. The story is told through teenager Miles "Pudge" Halter, as he enrolls in a boarding school to try to gain a deeper perspective on life. He meets one student in particular, Alaska Young, who he falls in love with as she guides him through his own "labyrinth of suffering." After her unexpected death, he is forced to work through his internal "labyrinth of suffering" himself as he and his close friends attempt to uncover the truth behind Alaska's death.

The project has been through several different writers and directors and languished for years until Schwartz re-approached Green and the producers on the film with the idea of making it into a limited series.

Looking For Alaska was published in 2005 but it wasn't until 2012-seven years later and the year Green's sixth novel, The Fault in Our Stars, was released-that his debut novel first cracked the New York Times Best Seller list, where it remained for many years, including 18 weeks at #4 of the Young Adult Paperback list. Green was awarded the American Library Association's Michael L. Printz Award for Looking for Alaska, which PBS recently included in its Greatest American Read - 100 Most Beloved Books.

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