Our Love Can Make Miracles: “The Notebook” is Going to Be a TV Series

“…it wasn’t over. It still isn’t over.”

How many of you just Googled an animated .GIF of Ryan Gosling and made out with your iPhone?

That’s fine. I totally get it. Now stop squeaking, de-smudge your screen, and listen up, because this is big.

The CW Television Network has confirmed that a television series is in the works based on the 1996 Nicholas Sparks novel and the 2004 Gosling & McAdams tear-jerker, The Notebook.

As of now, only three important details have been released.

First, the Ferris-wheels really are in motion with Todd Graff appointed as head writer and Sparks earmarked as an Executive Producer. This is the show’s current logline:

This series will follow the romantic journey of the two beloved central characters Noah and Allie, at the outset of their blossoming relationship as they build their lives and their future together against the backdrop of the racial politics, economic inequities, and social mores of post-World War II of the late 1940s in North Carolina.

Second, and most importantly, the casting for Noah and Allie has not been finalized.

Being such a pivotal piece of the attraction, it’s tough to imagine them matching, let alone topping the sexy and endearing Canadian duo that catapulted the film into the rom-dram hall-of-fame.

So if any of you young professionals out there are good at growing a terrible beard or making everything more complicated than necessary, now might be the time for an audition tape and a career change.

Third, an executive from The CW told the press, “I don’t believe we’re going to see the older couple – what they become…” In other words, they anticipate leaving out the very twist that had most of us in tears and likely enabled a significant portion of the male viewership to appreciate the story.

Though I imagine they’ll win over the male demographic by reminding them of “The Bachelor Series Freedom Effect”; once their wives and girlfriends inevitably turn the show into a girls night, they’ll have a ton of extra time for wings and fantasy sports.

That all said, spinning the existing content into a full-blown series will be no easy feat. In fact, “it’s going to be really hard”. But if “our love can make miracles,” maybe so can The CW. Let’s just hope it’s not, as Noah would put it, “a gigantic piece of crap.”