The CW Is Developing TV Series Based on ‘The Notebook’

The Notebook” could be coming to the small screen. The CW is developing a television series, inspired by the Nicholas Sparks love story, Variety has confirmed.

Based on the bestselling novel and film, which starred Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling, the series will follow the romantic journey of young, conflicted couple Noah and Allie at the outset of their blossoming relationship as they build their lives and their future together against the backdrop of racial politics, economic inequities and social mores of the late 1940s in North Carolina.

The series is in early stages of development with insiders telling Variety 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 get 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 “Notebook” film was a box office hit and cultural phenomenon that shot McAdams and Gosling into A-list territory. Sparks will serve as an exec producer on the TV adaptation, along with Theresa Park and scribe Todd Graff. Nicholas Sparks Productions and Warner Bros. TV will produce.

EW first broke the news of the adaptation.

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