“It’s going to be really hard,” but US television network The CW have announced that they plan on turning Nicholas Sparks' much loved romantic novel The Notebook into its own television series.
As Entertainment Weekly first reported, the network is developing a new drama series based on the 2004 movie, which itself is derived from Sparks' book which was written in 1996.
The show will follow Allie Hamilton and Noah Calhoun - portrayed by Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling respectively in the film - who fall in love “against the backdrop of the racial politics, economic inequities, and social mores of post-World War II of the late 1940s in North Carolina” - this, according to the show’s official tagline.
There are no news of casting yet, but whoever steps into the roles of Allie and Noah will have massive shoes to fill, and Nicholas Sparks himself is set to be named an executive producer on the new show.
The CW itself has produced some of the most popular shows on television in recent years, with The Vampire Diaries and DC Comics crossover series Arrow and The Flash all having been met with considerable critical acclaim.