The CW finds love.
Nicholas Sparks’ beloved romantic drama “The Notebook” could just be making its way to the small screen. The CW is developing the series based on Sparks’ bestselling 1996 novel and the 2004 film, which starred Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams.
The series will follow the romantic journey of the young, conflicted couple Noah and Allie at the outset of their blossoming relationship as they build their lives and future together against the backdrop of racial politics, economic inequities and social mores of the late 1940s in North Carolina.
The series is still in its early stages of development and Variety reports that few details, other than the original story’s plot, have been set, with only script in place for the project. If “The Notebook” does acquire the greenlit, the series would diversify the CW’s slate with a romantic period piece, though the younger-skewing network is currently home to the 1500s-set drama “Reign”.
New Line’s 2004 “The Notebook” film was a box office hit and a cultural phenomenon that shot Gosling and McAdams into A-list territory. Sparks will serve as exec producer on the TV adaption, along with Theresa Park and scribe Todd Graff.
The tv adaption will be produced by Nicholas Sparks Production and Warner Bros. Tv.