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A television show based on Nicholas Sparks' "The Notebook" is in the works, and the author is expected to be associated with the show as an executive producer.

The show will follow the romantic journey of lead characters Noah and Allie, the characters essayed by Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams in the 2004 movie.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the official logline of the show says that it will be set in the North Carolina of late 1940s.

"This series 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," the logline says.

During a Television Critics Association panel, CW president Mark Pedowitz also spoke about the upcoming show, saying it is unlikely the older Noah and Allie will feature in the television show.

"The Notebook is a very, very well-received book and motion picture. It is going to be set after World War II. At this point the pilot's not done - I do not believe we are going to see the older couple. Things change, we are now at the very beginning of the development stage," Pedowitz said, according to Mail Online.

The lead actors are yet to be announced, but based on online chatter, fans aren't too eager to see a new version of "The Notebook". The Internet is abuzz with comments from fans who want Gosling and McAdams to reprise their roles as Noah and Allie.

"The only way this could measure up is if Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling are Ali and Noah. I don't see that happening," one comment read. "Just because it can be done, does not mean it should be, Why change a great movie into what will be an average show for TV... Where are all the creative people that used to come up with original ideas?" another questioned.

In the meantime, Bustle has compiled a list of actors who would be perfect for the lead roles, and it include Dylan O'Brien, Ansel Elgort, Chloe Grace Moretz and Kaitlyn Dever.