In a year filled with television reboots of hit films, Nicholas Sparks’ The Notebook is the latest to enter the development slate at The CW. The series is reported to follow the two central characters, Noah and Allie (played in the film by Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams respectively), as they begin building their lives together. The backdrop potential seems to be the most promising aspect of this show, as the two lovers have set out on their own in post-WWII North Carolina, leaving the possibility of a show that gets to deal with racial inequality in the U.S. and a generation of men having to deal with PTSD from battle in a society that didn’t fully understand the problem.
Todd Graff is set to write the script with Nicholas Sparks and Theresa Park, and since The CW is the potential network for the series, it would fall under the purview of Warner Bros. Television along with the Sparks’ company, Nicholas Sparks Productions.
Previous TV reboots in the works include Minority Report, Limitless, Uncle Buck, Rush Hour, a stuck-in-development-purgatory Hitch, and a very rumored X-Men series. All of these possible reboots will be joining the returning Fargo TV series, among others.
Lance Boyle | Contributing Writer
This news was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.