The highly anticipated new limited series LOOKING FOR ALASKA will premiere in Australia, 19 October, only on Stan, the same day as the US with all episodes dropping at once.
LOOKING FOR ALASKA is an 8-episode limited series based on the John Green novel of the same name. It centers on teenager Miles “Pudge” Halter (Charlie Plummer), as he enrolls in boarding school to try to gain a deeper perspective on life. He falls in love with Alaska Young (Kristine Froseth), and finds a group of loyal friends. But after an unexpected tragedy, Miles and his close friends attempt to make sense of what they’ve been through.
The series stars Kristine Froseth, Charlie Plummer, 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.
Looking for Alaska is the award-winning, genre-defining debut novel from John Green, the #1 international bestselling author of Turtles All the Way Down and The Fault in Our Stars. With millions of copies sold, the novel, which was released in 2005, is a New York Times best seller, a USA Today best seller, a Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist and one of TIME Magazine‘s 100 Best Young Adult Novels of All Time. Green was awarded the American Library Association’s Michael L. Printz Award for Looking for Alaska, which was also named as one of America’s Best Loved Novels in a national survey conducted by PBS’ The Great American Read initiative.
Created for television by Josh Schwartz, the series comes from Paramount Television and Schwartz and Stephanie Savage’s Fake Empire. Savage and Schwartz serve as executive producers alongside Jessica Tuchinsky, Mark Waters, John Green, and Marty Bowen and Isaac Klausner of Temple Hill. Fake Empire exec Lis Rowinski is co-executive producer. Sarah Adina Smith (Hanna and Legion) directed the first episode.
Looking for Alaska premieres 19 October, only on Stan, all episodes available at once