The clip offers a peek at the story’s core group of friends: Miles Halter (Charlie Plummer), Alaska Young (Kristine Froseth), Chip Martin (Denny Love), and Takumi Hikohito (Jay Lee). As each character walks into frame, we hear voiceovers of some of the novel’s most impactful quotes — “That's why I'm going: to start seeking a great perhaps” — and the trailer ends with the four friends hanging out in the woods as Alaska asks, “Who’s up for some fun?”
In case you haven’t read Looking for Alaska (in which case, please do yourself a favor and curl up with the book right now), the story follows Miles as he moves from Florida to Alabama in his junior year of high school. There, he befriends Chip (AKA “The Colonel”), Takumi, and, of course, Alaska, who ultimately steals Miles’s heart — and changes his life forever. We can't say much more than that without giving away the (tragic) plot twist in the middle of the story, but trust us when we say it's one of those books that stays with you for a long time.
The Hulu adaptation has been in the works for over a year, and is produced by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, the team behind The O.C. and Gossip Girl. In fact, O.C. fans might find themselves full of nostalgia while viewing the upcoming mini-series, which is set in the year 2005 (peak Seth Cohen era). “We worked really hard to make sure pretty much all the music that’s in the show is from that year,” Schwartz explained at the 2019 Television Critics Association press tour on July 26. “It was pretty fun — I got to pull out some of my O.C. playlists that I had back in the day, music that never made it onto the show. It was like revisiting moments.”
Looking for Alaska was John Green’s first novel, hitting shelves in March 2005. Since then, the author and YouTuber has created several additional now-iconic stories, including The Fault in Our Stars, Paper Towns, and Turtles All the Way Down, the last of which is slated for an upcoming film adaptation directed by Hannah Marks.
Hulu’s Looking for Alaska premieres on the streaming service on October 17, where it will run for eight episodes. Ahead, check out the trailer and be prepared to feel all the feels.
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