You might want to get your tissues ready as it looks like a TV version of the tear-jerker movie that is The Notebook is heading to screens in the near future.
The CW, home to hit series such as Arrow and The Vampire Diaries, are currently developing a series which is based on the hugely successful 1996 novel by Nicholas Sparks which hit the big screen in 2004 with Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams in the lead roles.
The official word is that:
“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.”
Should the show be green-lit for a whole series, the TV adaptation of the book and the movie would make a big move away from the action filled genre programmes and rom-coms which currently make up a lot of the CW network schedule.
Speaking at the Television Critics Association press tour, CW president Mark Pedowitz said:
“I don’t believe we’re going to see the older couple—what they become. But things change. I’m thrilled Nick Sparks wanted to do it at The CW.”
Author Sparks will serve as an executive producer on the project. No dates have yet been given as to when viewers might expect to see the adaptation on screen.