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Your Guide To The Cast Of The 'Looking For Alaska' TV Adaptation

PSA: They're all REALLY CUTE.
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John Green's 2005 YA novel Looking For Alaska is finally a TV show! It's not available in the Philippines just yet (it's a HULU OG series), but we know you're super psyched to watch it!

Here's a guide to the cast of characters of this new teen show:

Miles "Pudge" Halter

Miles, the main character of the story, transfers to Culver Creek Preparatory School and ends up falling for a girl named Alaska. He is played by 20-year-old Charlie Plummer in the series. Charlie previously starred in the films King Jack (2015) and Lean On Pete (2017).

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Alaska Young

In the novel, Alaska is wild, unpredictable, and is struggling with her mom's death. The character is brought to life by 23-year-old Kristine Froseth, who is familiar to us because of her roles in Sierra Burgess Is A Loser (2018) and The Society (2019).

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Chip Martin

Denny Love plays Miles' roommate, a scholarship student whose nickname is "The Colonel." He loves pranking the wealthy students of their school! Denny's previous projects include Chicago P.D. (2014), Empire (2016), and Lucifer (2015).

Takumi Hikohito

Takumi, played by Jay Lee, is a Japanese-American rapper who ~knows all the gossip~ in school. Actor Jay Lee graduated from the University Of Southern California's School Of Dramatic Arts and had roles in the TV show American Vandal (2017) and the film Bully (2018).

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Lara Buterskaya

Sofia Vassilieva plays Lara, Miles' girlfriend for a brief period who was born in Romania. Sofia, 26, previously played the titular role of Eloise in the children's film Eloise At The Plaza (2003) and a teenage cancer patient in My Sister's Keeper (2009).

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Sara

The Colonel's girlfriend who constantly fights with him is played by Landry Bender. She was previously a Disney Channel star for Best Friends Whenever (2015).

Longwell and Kevin

Longwell (Uriah Shelton) and Kevin (Jordan Connor), also students at Culver Creek, are rich kids who ~don't exactly~ love Miles and The Colonel. You've probably seen Uriah in the teen show 13 Reasons Why (2017) and Jordan in Riverdale (2017).

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This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph.

* Minor edits have been made by the Candymag.com editors.

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