The first trailer for Looking for Alaska is finally here and we're already hooked 1 year ago

The first trailer for Looking for Alaska is finally here and we're already hooked

The first trailer for Looking for Alaska, the limited series based on the best-selling John Green novel of the same name, is officially here.

The story  around teenager Miles “Pudge” Halter, as he enrolls in boarding school to try to gain a deeper perspective on life. He falls in love with Alaska Young, and finds a group of loyal friends.


But after an unexpected tragedy, Miles and his close friends attempt to make sense of what they’ve been through.

The series stars Charlie Plummer, Kristine Froseth, Denny Love, Jay Lee, Landry Bender, Sofia Vassilieva, Uriah Shelton, and Jordan Connor.

Also starring are Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us) and Timothy Simons (Veep).

Looking for Alaska is created for television by Gossip Girl's Josh Schwartz; the series comes from Paramount Television and Schwartz and Stephanie Savage’s Fake Empire.

Savage and Schwartz serve as executive producers alongside Jessica Tuchinsky, Mark Waters, John Green, and Marty Bowen and Isaac Klausner of Temple Hill.

Fake Empire executive Lis Rowinski serves as co-executive producer. Sarah Adina Smith (Hanna, Legion) directs the first episode.

The eight-episode limited series of Looking for Alaska will debut on Friday, October 18. There has bene no premiere date set for Ireland just yet, but we're keeping our fingers crossed.


Schwartz previously explained how they had "worked really hard" to ensure that pretty much all of the music was from 2005, the year the show is set (and when the book is set, too).

Speaking at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, he said:

“I got to pull out some of my O.C. playlists that I had back in the day, music that never made it on the show.

"It was like revisiting with old friends. And we also got contemporary artists to cover music from that era as well.”