If we had one complaint about the weepy romantic blockbuster that is The Notebook, it's that we never got to see any more of Noah and Allie's story after they finally got together.
Yes, of course we meet them again in their final days on earth, but what about everything that happened in between? Their marriage, their kids, their jobs… it's all a mystery.
Now though, that mystery is about to be solved with a new series. US TV network The CW is currently developing a show based on the 2004 sleeper hit, and it promises to fill in the blanks for us all.
The new project 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," according to The CW.
In the words of Noah himself:
While we won't get to see Ryan Gosling getting drenched in the rain as he smooches Rachel McAdams, we're sure whoever does step in to take on the roles will be equally charming (and hopefully as handsome).
Author Nicholas Sparks, who wrote the bestselling book behind the film, will be an executive producer on the series, which is currently in development but has no start date as yet.
As for the poignant end to Allie and Noah's story which sees Rachel McAdam's character end up in a nursing home, the TV network behind say the series most likely won't touch on that…. but they don't know for certain.
"I don’t believe we’re going to see the older couple—what they become,” The CW president Mark Pedowitz told reporters at the Television Critics Association’s press tour in Los Angeles. “But things change [in development]."
Whatever way it works out, we will definitely be giving this new show a look.