Deadline is reporting that Hulu’s John Green limited series Looking for Alaska has added six series regulars.
Denny Love (Empire) will play muscle-bound Chip “The Colonel” Martin, a very smart, fiercely loyal scholarship student who’s an enemy of the lacrosse team. Jay Lee (American Vandal) is set as Takumi, a member of The Colonel’s clique who knows all the gossip. Sofia Vassillieva (Supergirl) portrays sweet, shy Romania girl Lara, who has a crush on Miles. Landry Bender (Best Friends Whenever) will be seen as The Colonel’s girlfriend Sara, with whom he shares a tumultuous relationship. Uriah Shelton (Girl Meets World) plays rich, entitled lacrosse jock Longwell, who takes delight in making the lives of the non-jocks as miserable as possible. Jordon Connor (Riverdale) will play fellow lacrosse bro Kevin, Longwell’s dense acolyte.
Looking for Alaska is part of a scripted slate for Hulu that includes The Handmaid’s Tale, Harlots, Marvel’s Runaways, Light as a Feather, PEN15, Shrill, All Night, Future Man, Into the Dark, The Act, Castle Rock, and The Bisexual. The streamer has comedy Ramy and limited series Catch-22 still to premiere this spring, with a Veronica Mars revival, a Marvel animated universe, and Mindy Kaling’s series take on Four Weddings and a Funeral among the shows to come in the near future.