Hi, there, I hope you’re all doing well! Today I’m here to share my favorite fantasy series currently available to watch on Netflix! There are plenty more series that I love, but these are some of the ones that I can always go back to rewatch when I need something that I know I like or that won’t bore me. Trying out new shows only to be very bored after a few episodes is something very tiring for me so, trust me when I say I rewatch more than not…
As I haven’t been all that inspired to write bookish posts, I decided to start sharing more of my love of tv shows and movies with you again! These posts will be in the form of recs or perhaps even reviews sometimes, but I’m aiming for just one post a month at least for now. Hope you enjoy it!
(Also, I’ve elected to put all of these in a random order.)
John Green, the amazing author of the amazing Looking For Alaska (you know, just the first book I’ve ever read in English and one of my all-time favorites), just shared on his social media accounts the main cast for the upcoming screen adaptation.
(And if you don’t know Looking for Alaska, learn more about it on Goodreads.)
The characters Alaska and Miles will be played by Kristine Froseth and Charlie Plummer!
Although they wouldn’t be my ideal cast (maybe Lucy Fry and Robert Sheehan, though I don’t particularly dislike Kristine Froseth), I’m definitely excited to see them bring these characters to life.
John Green’s instagram caption (also posted on his twitter):
In the Looking for Alaska Hulu series, Alaska will be played by Kristine Froseth (@kristine_froseth on instagram), and Miles will be played by Charlie Plummer (@charliefplummer on twitter and on instagram–but mostly on instagram).
I spoke to Kristine and Charlie on the phone yesterday and it was really special to have a conversation with the people who will become Miles and Alaska. I’m so grateful to them and to everyone involved with the Looking for Alaska series. It’s all starting to feel very real!
I am so grateful that LFA has an enthusiastic readership all these years after its publication. I know people have strong casting opinions, but I’d ask you to remember that the people who’ve been cast are human beings (and young ones), so please be kind if/when tagging them.
(Also, a friendly reminder that I do not cast movies or limited series adaptations on Hulu. But I did get to see both of these actors’ auditions, and they are both truly brilliant and embody the characters to me. They’re both also fans of the book, which is nice!)
Looking for Alaska will be getting a TV series adaptation (Hulu) instead of a movie adaptation.
I hadn’t heard about it until he posted this so I was more than a little surprised, to be honest. I am not unhappy with this news, though. In fact, I think it’ll be even better – especially since John Green will be one of the writers of the show!
This news was shared by these three on their social media accounts on the 30th so it really is very new! (At the moment that I’m writing is they are not even listed on the IMDB page yet.)
However, there are two other actors who are, namely the actors who will play Lara and Takumi. These are Maria Dragus and Shunsuke Okubo. (I’m not sure if this is recent news though).
This is about all I know about the Looking for Alaska screen adaptation. I’ll definitely be following the news around it more closely, though. I just had to write a post about this as soon as I read John Green’s post. I hope you found it as exciting as I did. What do you think about the cast? Are you excited about the movie? Let me know in the comments section!