Looking for Alaska Heads to BBC Three


Looking for Alaska, a limited series based on John Green’s award-winning coming-of-age novel of the same name, will debut exclusively on BBC Three in the U.K.

A Paramount Television and Fake Empire production, the eight-part series follows teenager Miles “Pudge” Halter (Charlie Plummer; All the Money in the World) as he enrolls in boarding school, escaping his safe and uneventful world in an attempt to gain a deeper perspective on life. He falls in love with Alaska Young (Kristine Froseth; Sierra Burgess is a Loser, The Society) and finds a group of loyal friends, but after an unexpected tragedy, they must attempt to make sense of what they have been through.

Following huge anticipation for the series—with the trailer amassing nearly 7 million views in just two weeks—U.K. viewers will be able to access all episodes as a box set on BBC iPlayer from 10 a.m. on October 19.

Sue Deeks, head of program acquisition at the BBC, said: “Looking for Alaska is a really beautifully realized coming-of-age story. We are delighted to be premiering such a thought-provoking, humorous and poignant drama on BBC Three.”