Looking for Alaska—based on the best-selling novel by John Green—tricks its viewers with just the title: Alaska is not the state but rather a beautiful, tough, vulnerable teenage girl.
Miles “Pudge” Halter (Charlie Plummer) meets Alaska Young (Kristine Froseth) and a new group of friends upon enrolling at boarding school. But when tragedy strikes, the friends are left trying to make sense of it all.
Besides Plummer and Froseth, the series stars Denny Love, Jay Lee, Landry Bender, Sofia Vassilieva, Uriah Shelton and Jordan Connor. Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us) and Timothy Simons (Veep) also star.
Created for television by Josh Schwartz, the series comes from Paramount Television and Schwartz and Stephanie Savage’s Fake Empire. Savage and Schwartz will serve as executive producers, alongside Jessica Tuchinsky, Mark Waters, Green, and Marty Bowen and Isaac Klausner of Temple Hill. Fake Empire executive Lis Rowinski will co-executive produce. Sarah Adina Smith (Hanna and Legion) directs the first episode.
All eight episodes of the limited series debut Friday, Oct. 18, on Hulu.