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The First Looking for Alaska Trailer Will Break Your Heart

Hulu's limited series is an emotional roller coaster

Megan Vick

The first full-length trailer for Hulu's Looking for Alaska limited series has arrived, and just like the John Green novel upon which it is based, the eight-episode saga will take fans on an emotional journey. The almost three-minute clip highlights the terrifying electricity, magnified by the confusion of adolescence, and of course the sadness of the enigmatic labyrinth of life.

The series, and the book, center on Miles (Charlie Plummer), a 16-year-old boy who decides to seek his "great perhaps" at a boarding school in Alabama. It's at Culver Creek Academy that he meets a group of friends who will change his life forever, including the beautiful and mysterious Alaska Young (Kristine Froseth). Together, they will have to figure out how to survive their classwork, high school cliques, and figuring out who they are before venturing out into adulthood.

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For book fans, it's been a 14-year-long journey to see a Looking for Alaska adaptation come to life. Josh Schwartz, who was the first person appointed to turn Green's first novel into a movie, in 2005, and his creative partner, Stephanie Savage, are behind the helm of Hulu's take. Green also serves as an executive producer on the series.

Whether you've read the book or not, it's time to start buying tissues, because you are going to need them for this emotional roller coaster.

Looking for Alaska premieres Friday, Oct. 18 on Hulu.