Writer Nicholas Sparks' popular romantic drama The Notebook is being converted into a television show by The CW Television Network. The network is developing the TV series on the 1996 best-seller that was made into a film in 2004 by New Line Cinema.
Starring Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling in the lead, the film turned out to be a great romantic sensation. The makers of the TV series are hoping for the same effect on viewers.
However, the series will not be a direct replica of the plot of the film/book.
It is going to show the lives of lovers Noah and Allie after they reunite following World War II. Confirming the news at Television Critics Association panel, Mark Pedowitz, CW president said, "The Notebook is a very, very well-received book and motion picture. It is going to be set after World War II. Things change, we are now at the very beginning of the development stage."
Interestingly, the author of the book Nicholas Sparks will be associated with the series. Sparks will serve as an executive producer on the project along with Theresa Park, in association with Warner Bros. Television. Todd Graff is the writer and producer.