Noah and Allie, literally forever. The CW has just announced plans to make a TV series out of the smash hit book turned movie, ‘The Notebook.’ We’re already ugly sobbing.
The Notebook is coming to the small screen– possibly. Based on the 1998 novel written by Nicholas Sparks, The CW officially announced plans on Aug. 11 to develop a television series out of the epic romance story. The TV show comes on the heels of the now-legendary film of the same name, which debuted in 2004 and starred Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling. It’s fine, we’re all weeping.
The show’s official selling point is as follows: “This series will follow the romantic journey of the two beloved central characters Noah and Allie, at the outset of their blossoming relationship as they build their lives and their future together against the backdrop of the racial politics, economic inequities, and social mores of post-World War II of the late 1940s in North Carolina.”
The series will be a slight departure from the book and movie, which tell the story of Allie and Noah’s enduring love over several decades, as well as (spoiler alert!) the heartbreaking toll which Alzheimer’s eventually takes on the pair.
The project has yet to be officially greenlit, however, if it does move forward it will be produced by Nicholas Sparks Productions, in conjunction with Warner Bros. Television, according to Variety. Nicholas Sparks himself will also provide an executive producing hand, alongside Theresa Park. On the writing front, the show will be helmed by Todd Graff, who will both write and produce.
Of course, at this early stage, we have no idea who will play the forlorn lovers in the lead roles, however, we can dream– and dream cast! Sound off below on who you’d like to see play Allie and Noah! And please share your thoughts on the project as a whole: do you want to see The Notebook as a series?
— Casey Mink