‘Looking for Alaska’: John Green Announces Alaska and Pudge Casting for Hulu Series

This project has been in the works for over a decade — now we finally have a cast!

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Breaking Hulu news! Earlier this morning John Green gave a huge Looking for Alaska update via Twitter Tuesday (October 30)! Fans of the author and his debut novel have been waiting on pins and needles for some new information on the miniseries that was confirmed to be in the works by Hulu earlier this year—and now we have it.

Two up-and-coming actors will be taking on the roles of Miles “Pudge” Halter and the titular Alaska Young — Nerdfighters, meet Kristine Froseth and Charlie Plummer!

Kristine Froseth is a model-turned-actress with her appearance in the Netflix original Sierra Burgess is a Loser. The reaction from Green’s fanbase over the 22-year-old’s attachment to the upcoming project has so far been favorable, which is exciting in and of itself as tensions have been especially high since the long overdue mini-series was announced over the summer.

Our Pudge, 19-year-old Charlie Plummer, has a few more acting credits to his name including Boardwalk Empire and All the Money in the World. Personally, Plummer is my dream Pudge. After some light Instagram stalking, I’ve found that he is exactly what I had always imagined Green’s character to be.

They’ve both got the look and Green’s seal of approval, which in the end, is exactly what Nerdfighteria needs to get behind something.

Meanwhile, the roles of The Colonel, Takumi, and Lara are still yet to be decided or announced, but if these picks for our main characters are any indication of how things in the casting room are going I am fully confident that we will have the adaptation of our dreams.

Do you have any thoughts on these recent developments or actors/actresses you’d like to see in this adaptation?

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Rachel Gonzalez
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Rachel is a writer from Arizona who recently finished her BA at Northern Arizona University. Her four years in a mountain town got her a degree in English coupled with certificates in creative writing and literature and minors in journalism and anthropology. Her passions outside of reading and writing include RuPaul’s Drag Race, film and fitness. She loves YA fiction and comedy and hopes to turn those two loves into a novel in the near future. Favorite books: Looking for Alaska by John Green—actually, everything by John Green, Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, and It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini