'Looking For Alaska' Casts 'Veep's Timothy Simons & 'This Is Us' Star Ron Cephas Jones
The eight-part drama is based on John Green's novel of the same name.
Simons and Jones will co-star as The Eagle and Dr. Hyde, along with the previously announced Charlie Plummer and Kristine Froseth as Pudge and Alaska. The cast will also include Denny Love, Jay Lee, Landry Bender, Sofia Vassilieva, Uriah Shelton and Jordan Connor.
'The O.C.' and 'Marvel's Runaways' producer Josh Schwartz is developing the series.
Production on the streaming series began this week.
"It is told through the eyes of teenager Miles 'Pudge' Halter, as he enrolls in boarding school to try to gain a deeper perspective on life. He falls in love with a girl, Alaska Young, and after her unexpected death, he and his close friends attempt to uncover the truth behind her death and make sense of it," a synopsis said.
'It's very true to the character, the world, the tone, but it's definitely an update,' Hulu's SVP of Originals says. 'She's not a little girl anymore.'
By Karen Butler
Originally published in UPI Entertainment News.