Hulu’s LOOKING FOR ALASKA Announces Central Cast

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Hulu has cast a number of new cast members for their TV adaption of John Green’s Looking For Alaska.

Denny Love (Empire), Jay Lee (American Vandal), Sofia Vassilieva (Supergirl), Landry Bender (Best Friends Whenever), Uriah Shelton(The Glades) and Jordan Connor are the new cast members. 

Looking for Alaska is told through the eyes of teenager Miles “Pudge” Halter (Plummer) as he enrolls in boarding school to try to gain a deeper perspective on life. He falls in love with a girl, Alaska Young (Froseth), and after her unexpected death, he and his close friends attempt to uncover the truth behind her death and make sense of it.

Love portrays The Colonel, a short, muscular and very smart tank of a young man. The Colonel (his real name is Chip Martin) is a scholarship student and under orders from his mother to get a good enough education. He’s an enemy of the lacrosse jocks (aka “The Weekday Warriors”) and regards Alaska, Miles and Takumi (Lee) as his friends. He’s insanely loyal to his friends.

Lee’s Takumi is a member of The Colonel’s group of outcasts. He’s famous for knowing all the gossip and effortlessly bounces back between the two groups of friends but is ever loyal to The Colonel and Alaska.

Vassilieva portrays Lara, a cute, shy and sweet girl from Romania, who develops a crush on Miles.

Bender is Sara, The Colonel’s girlfriend. She also is short and angry – but her rage is only directed at The Colonel because he manages to do something that pisses her off pretty much every time they interact. She and The Colonel are one of those bickering couples who spend their lives hollering at each other.

Shelton is Longwell, a handsome, rich and entitled jock (aka a “Weekday Warrior” douchebag) at the school. A rich kid, he despises The Colonel and all of his non-jock friends, making their lives as miserable as possible.

Connor will play Kevin. Longwell’s acolyte and not-so-bright friend. Kevin is another “Weekday Warrior” lacrosse bro, follows Longwell’s lead in everything and blames The Colonel when a member of their clique gets expelled.

SOURCE: Deadline.com