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Bring out the tissues, CW has TV adaptation of ‘The Notebook’ in the works

“I want all of you, forever,” Noah says to Allie in The Notebook. Well, FOREVER seems to be right.

The CW is currently developing a TV series of the Nicholas Sparks romance novel turned film The NotebookEntertainment Weekly reports. So the iconic love story continues.

Nicholas Sparks is set to executive produce the TV series, which is based on the 2004 film starring Ryan Gosling and Rachael McAdams, alongside Theresa Park. Todd Graff will write and produce, and the project is a Nicholas Sparks Production in association with Warner Bros. Television, ET reports.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the official logline will follow Noah and Allie’s relationship from the beginning. And it happens during a time when “racial politics, economic inequities, and social mores of post-World War II of the late 1940s in North Carolina.”

CW’s president Mark Pedowitz stated that the show will only focus on their relationship as young lovers. In other words, viewers will not relive the tear-jerking story of Allie’s Alzheimer’s and the epic finish to their life together.

“I don’t believe we’re going to see the older couple—what they become,” Pedowitz said at the Television Critics Association’s press tour. However, Pedowitz said that things can change during development.

The unstoppable on-screen couple (Gosling and McAdams) is not expected to have any involvement in the series. Now, those are some shoes to fill!

If the series is a go, it will be the CW’s second period drama series after Reign. Lately, the CW has been driving action-filled series and rom-coms hard. This new drama could break up that run and give them more variety.

I’m sure this series is leaving Notebook fans with several questions. Will Noah enlist in the war? Will Lon be a part of the series? Will there even be unopened letters? Where will the central drama lie? Within her family maybe? Will all of the secondary characters be present? And who will play Allie and Noah?

Who knows? We will just have to wait and see.

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