It was the movie that caused a thousand tears, featured in a thousand manicure-filled movie nights and inspired a thousand dangerous re-enactments of that kiss scene, and thanks to the CW network, it wasn't over. It still isn’t over!
Forgive us – we’ll stop.
The CW network has announced that they’re planning to develop a television series based off the very book that stole our hearts, The Notebook.
The head of CW, Mark Pedowitz, today announced that the Allie and Noah would be returning to the screens to retell their epic lovestory which spanned decades.
CW has recruited the book’s author, Nicholas Sparks, to be producer on the show and guide the direction of it. We expect the series will be just as heartbreaking and soul-crushing as the 2004 movie. Cue ALL the tears.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the show “will follow the romantic journey of the two beloved central characters Noah and Allie, at the outset of their blossoming relationship as they build their lives and their future together against the backdrop of the racial politics, economic inequities, and social mores of post-World War II of the late 1940s in North Carolina.”
But don’t expect to see a carbon copy of the movie reproduced, the producers have made it very clear that the show is heading in a different direction. That could mean we might not see the beloved elderly Allie and Noah, who frame the original film.
"The Notebook is a very, very well-received book and motion picture. It is going to be set after World War II," said Mark.
"At this point the pilot's not done -- I do not believe we are going to see the older couple — what they become...Things change, we are now at the very beginning of the development stage. I’m thrilled Nick Sparks wanted to do it at The CW.”
It’s not likely that original movie actors Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling will reprise their roles in the television series, but we think we’re in for some tear-jerkin’ anyway.
Get the tissues out. Again.