Film Cult sensation The Notebook, the novel of which was written by Nicholas Sparks, is in development for a television adaptation. The US broadcasting network The CW, known for airing shows such as Arrow and Supernatural, is taking the project on board.
The popular romance story is based around an elderly man telling his wife who has alzheimer’s about their lives together in the form of a notebook that she had written in her younger years. The couple in the film are portrayed by Gena Rowlands and Rachel McAdams as Allie, with James Garner and Ryan Gosling as Noah.
The CW is largely known for superheroes and action, but recently has begun to broaden its’ genre range, bringing in shows such as Jane the Virgin and Reign. The television adaptation of The Notebook is to be focused on the part of the story that takes place after World War II, and with Nicholas Sparks’ production company on board, we can be sure it will be done honourably to the novel. Sparks himself is set to executively produce, alongside Todd Graff who is writing the pilot for the show.