Development Underway For ‘The Notebook’ Series At The CW

Development Underway For ‘The Notebook’ Series At The CW
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The CW has confirmed that the network is currently developing a new television series based on 2004 hit film “The Notebook” that was directed by Nick Cassavetes, Deadline has learned. The romantic drama is based on a best-selling novel by Nicholas Sparks. It starred Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams.


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Entertainment Weekly managed to obtain the official logline for the upcoming series. And it said that it will center around Noah and Allie “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.”

Should “The Notebook” series receive a green light from the The CW, it will become the second period drama of the network, following “Reign.” It is believed that The CW will remove the part where Allie suffers with Alzheimer’s from the storyline.

McAdams & Gosling Couldn’t Stand Each Other

“The Notebook” may be a love story, but according to US Weekly‘s interview with Cassavetes, there was little love on set between McAdams and Gosling. Moreover, Gosling even said at one point that he’d like another actress to read off camera with him as he couldn’t stand McAdams.

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Related: Ryan Gosling didn’t get along with Rachel McAdams on set of ‘The Notebook’

The two veteran actors, however, eventually got along. McAdams and Gosling even dated briefly from 2005 to 2007 and reunited for a while back in 2008.

During a recent Television Critics Association’s press tour in Beverly Hills, The CW President Mark Pedowitz told reporters that he doesn’t believe that the audience will be seeing Allie and Noah as an older couple in the series. But then he hinted that things tend to change while in development. Moreover, Pedowitz is more than thrilled that Sparks had decided to bring his masterpiece to The CW.

“The Notebook” series is actually a project of the Nicholas Sparks Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Executive producers include Sparks and Theresa Park. Meanwhile, Todd Graff will write and produce.