‘The Notebook’ set to become TV drama

Series based on Nicholas Spark's novel will air on the CW network in the US

Romantic drama ‘The Notebook’ is to be adapted into a TV series.

The project has been confirmed by head of the CW network in the US, Mark Pedowitz, and will be based on the same novel that spawned the hit movie, which starred Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams.

Released in 2004, ‘The Notebook’ tells the story of a young couple who fall in love during the early 1940s. Their story is narrated from the present day by an elderly man telling the tale to a fellow nursing home resident

According to Pedowitz, the new show will be ”set after world war two” and won’t feature older pair.

He said: ””The Notebook is a very well-received book and motion picture. It is going to be set after World War II. At this point, the pilot is not done. I don’t believe we’re going to see the older couple – what they become – but again, things change and we’re just now in the development stage.”

As pointed out by The Hollywood Reporter, writer Todd Graff will take on scriptwriting duties and will also executive produce alongside Sparks and ‘The Longest Ride’ producer Theresa Park.

No cast details or release date have been announced.