Hulu’s Looking for Alaska Finds Its Stars

After thirteen years in limbo, the adaptation of John Green’s first novel Looking for Alaska is finally in motion. Hulu announced in May that they would be adapting the novel into an 8-episode limited series in conjunction with Paramount Pictures and Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. On Tuesday, John Green announced the stars of the series via Twitter.

Kristine Froseth and Charlie Plummer have been cast as Alaska Young and Miles “Pudge” Halter in Looking for Alaska. Froseth can currently be seen in two recent Netflix original films: Sierra Burgess is a Loser and Apostle. Plummer most recently starred in the films Lean on Pete and All the Money in the World.

Looking for Alaska tells the story of Miles “Pudge” Halter’s experiences at a boarding school in Alabama. There, he befriends The Colonel and Takumi Hikohito, and falls in love with Alaska Young, a confident and unpredictable girl. After her untimely death, Pudge attempts to uncover the truth behind it. Author John Green has explained that the story is heavily based off of his own early life, when he too moved from Florida to an Alabama boarding school.

The novel was first published in 2005 to great acclaim; Green was awarded the Michael L. Printz award for the novel in 2006. In the years since, it has also been widely challenged for its use of profanity, sexual content, and alcohol and tobacco use by minors. Paramount Pictures bought the rights to the novel back in 2005, but the movie never gained traction due to lack of interest. After the successful adaptation of Green’s The Fault in Our Stars, interest was piqued once again.

Are you excited to finally, finally, finally see Looking for Alaska on screen? What’s your dream cast? Let us know in the comments below!