Hulu’s Looking For Alaska limited series sets premiere date
Hulu has officially revealed the premiere date for their upcoming series adaptation Looking for Alaska, based on John Green’s debut novel of the same name. The 8-episode limited drama will be available for streaming on October 18.
Looking for Alaska stars Charlie Plummer (All the Money in the World) and Kristine Froseth (Apostle), who will lead the series in the roles of Miles and Alaska, as well as Empire‘s Denny Love, American Vandal‘s Jay Lee, Fuller House‘s Landry Bender, Medium‘s Sofia Vassilieva, Girl Meets World‘s Uriah Shelton and Riverdale‘s Jordan Connor. Timothy Simons (Veep), and Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us) have also been cast as series regulars.
The series is told through the eyes of teenager Miles “Pudge” Halter, as he enrolls in boarding school to try to gain a deeper perspective on life. He falls in love with a girl, Alaska Young, and after her unexpected death, he and his close friends attempt to uncover the truth behind her death and make sense of it.
Josh Schwartz (Dynasty) wrote the pilot and will serve as executive producer and showrunner on the series while Fake Empire’s Stephanie Savage executive produces with Jessica Tuchinsky, Mark Waters, Green, and Marty Bowen and Isaac Klausner of Temple Hill. Fake Empire exec Lis Rowinski will co-executive produce. Production on the project is scheduled to begin this month.