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.
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 here and on instagram–but mostly on instagram).
— John Green (@johngreen) October 30, 2018
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.