Get your Kleenex ready because The Notebook is about to hit the small screen soon! American broadcast television network, The CW, has confirmed that a TV adaptation of the tear-jerking film based on Nicholas Sparks’ bestselling novel is currently in the works. The series will follow the romantic journey of the protagonists originally portrayed by Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams. And while casting decisions are yet to be made, we can’t help but put together our dream pairings who we think would do a banging job as the new Noah and Allie.
1. Richard Madden and Lily James
They’ve already proven their chemistry on the 2015 film Cinderella, and we’re feeling hopeful about this pair because both aren’t exactly new to the small screen: Lily James is best known for her role in Downton Abbey, and the same goes for Richard Madden who played Robb Stark in Game of Thrones. If we’re lucky (and if the fairy godmother permits), we could get a second look at their love story. This time, as Noah and Allie.
2. Robbie Amell and Britt Robertson
The Tomorrowland actress has already starred on two shows both from The CW network, playing a foster kid in Life Unexpected and a teenage witch in The Secret Circle. Maybe third time’s the charm? We reckon she’ll look good with The Tomorrow People star Robbie Amell, whose show didn’t reach a second season. After all, The CW does have a history of recycling their previous actors for new programs.
3. Colton Haynes and Bella Thorne
The odds of Colton Haynes reappearing on the next season of Arrow are pretty bleak, so the idea of him transferring to another CW show seems more likely to happen. We also think he’ll hit it off on-screen with Bella Thorne (who appeared briefly on MTV's Scream and got killed off in the first episode). Though the blonde beauty always plays the mean girl, she does have a huge Allie potential in her. (They've got the same twang!) And come to think of it, even Rachel McAdams had her Regina George moment.
4. Ansel Elgort and Kiernan Shipka
Mad Men star Kiernan Shipka may only be 15, but she practically grew up on the small screen. Hence, we’re banking on the fact that the TV adaptation of The Notebook will have to prolong the part where the protagonists first meet and fall in love to give her enough time to adjust and prepare for Noah and Allie’s intimate scenes. A prequel, if you will. Of course, she’ll also need a total hottie like Ansel Elgort as the leading man. And why him, you ask? Just because.