Centered around the story of Miles Halter (Charlie Plummer) and Alaska Young (Kristine Froseth) and based on the beloved story by John Green, the trailer unveiled by the streaming giant will transport fans of the story back to the ‘00s immediately.
The new trailer starts off shining a light on Miles’s fascination with last words — setting the tone as he sets off on his journey to seek “a great perhaps.” We see him as he packs up his bags (and books) and leaves his native Miami to arrive at Alabama’s Culver Creek for boarding school, his father’s former high school. “Welcome back!” a banner reads welcoming students for the ‘05/’06 academic year.
Fully immersed in Culver Creek, we get our first look at The Colonel (Denny Love), Takumi (Jay Lee), and the Alaska Young herself in action. “My reputation precedes me,” Alaska gleefully proclaims in the video (which you’ll know it’s true if you’re familiar with the book’s story). We also see The Colonel coining Miles’s nickname: Pudge — which just so happens to be both iconic and ironic, as Takumi points out.
The trailer also gives us a glimpse into the Culver Creek’s cliques — including Riverdale’s Jordan Connor as antagonist Kevin — and Pudge’s blossoming friendships. “There’s been an outbreak of pranks,” The Eagle — Culver Creek’s martinet, played by Timothy Simons — then exclaims, foreshadowing the shenanigans the group will get up to along the series.
Then, we also witness a heartwarming scene from Alaska and Pudge as they cite Simón Bolívar’s last words in Gabriel García Márquez’s The General in his Labyrinth. “How would I ever get out of this labyrinth? What’s he trying to escape: the world or the end of it?” Alaska philosophically ponders. “What if Bolívar wasn’t talking about life or death, but that part in between? What if he’s suffering?”
Highlighting both the good and bad, the trailer promises hardships, conflicts, parties, high school drama, friendly banter, and really everything else in between; but it also warns us: “One moment can change everything.”
Watch the full trailer for the 8-episode limited series below.
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