For everyone who is obsessed with The Notebook, you’ll be extremely happy with this news. The CW just announced they are developing a television series based off the 1996 best-selling book by Nicholas Sparks and the 2004 hit film starring Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling aka the most perfect couple. The show has yet to be greenlit, however, but this is what we know so far.
The TV series plot line: “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 not be exactly like the book and film, though. Reps from The CW say they plan to focus more on Allie and Noah’s relationship when they are younger, so we won’t see Allie battling Alzheimer’s. The CW president Mark Pedowitz said, “I don’t believe we’re going to see the older couple—what they become. But things change [in development]. I’m thrilled Nick Sparks wanted to do it at The CW.”
I’m not sure how I feel about this. Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling had absolutely the best on-screen chemistry, which will be really hard to recreate. I wonder who will get cast as Allie and Noah…