LOS ANGELES – Nicholas Sparks’ bestselling novel of 1996 “the Notebook” was tuned into movie in 2004 super hit film. Now after a more than decade its getting a television version too by the makers of super hit TV series Vampire Diaries and Supernatural.
The series will follow Noah (Ryan Gosling) and Allie’s (Rachel McAdams) romance, at the outset of their blossoming relationship as they build their lives and their future together against the backdrop of racial politics, economic inequities and social mores of post-World War II in the late 1940s in North Carolina.
“The Notebook is a very well-received book and motion picture. It is going to be set after World War II. At this point, the pilot is not done. I don’t believe we’re going to see the older couple, what they become, but again, things change and we’re now in the development stage,” CW president Mark Pedowitz was quoted as saying, reported Hollywood Reporter.
The television series will be different from the 2004 movie. While the movie and the 1996 novel too showed Noah and Allie, played by Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams, as an old couple, the television series will omit that part of their lives. “I don’t believe we’re going to see the older couple what they become,” CW president Mark Pedowitz was quoted as saying by EW.
Also the new television series will not include that part of the story where Allie suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, and Noah tries his best to make her remember her past. Pedowitz, however, added that there are chances that some things might undergo a change during the development phase. “I’m thrilled Nick Sparks wanted to do it at the CW,” he said.
Casting and air date details remain unknown at this stage but it’s unlikely Ryan and Rachel will return for a small screen outing, not least because rumour has it they did not get along very well on set.