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Looking For Alaska - Timothy Simons & Ron Cephas Jones Join Hulu's John Green Limited Series



Timothy Simons (Veep) & Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us, Luke Cage) have joined Hulu's John Green adaptation, Looking For Alaska, per Deadline. Simons and Jones will take on the series regular roles of The Eagle and Dr. Hyde.

Looking For Alaska is based on the John Green novel of the same name. It is told through the eyes of teenager Miles "Pudge" Halter (Charlie Plummer), as he enrolls in boarding school to try to gain a deeper perspective on life. He falls in love with a girl, Alaska Young (Kristine Froseth), and after her unexpected death, he and his close friends attempt to uncover the truth behind her death and make sense of it.

The eight-episode limited series hails from Paramount Television and Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage's Fake Empire. Savage and Schwartz will serve as executive producers, alongside Jessica Tuchinsky, Mark Waters, Green and Marty Bowen and Isaac Klausner of Temple Hill. Fake Empire exec Lis Rowinski will co-executive produce. Sarah Adina Smith ("Hanna" and "Legion") will direct the pilot.

Simons will play The Eagle. Stern and humorless, he is devoted to the code of Culver Creek Academy. The Eagle runs the school, watches everything and enjoys the power. He warns Miles against following in his father's prankster footsteps.

Jones will play Dr. Hyde, a History of Religion teacher at the academy who is impossibly old and with only one lung, but once he's in full command, Dr. Hyde is an enthralling presence who finds his own jokes amusing and has been very smart for a very long time indeed.

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Simons and Jones join Kristine Froseth, Charlie Plummer, Denny Love, Jay Lee, Landry Bender, Sofia Vassilieva, Uriah Shelton and Jordan Connor.

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