Looking for Alaska Adds Adult Supervision, Casts Timothy Simons, Ron Cephas Jones

Left to right: Timothy Simons, Ron Cephas Jones. Photo: Getty Images

More casting for Hulu’s TV adaptation of John Green’s debut novel Looking for Alaska has been announced. Timothy Simons and Ron Cephas Jones will join leads Kristine Froseth and Charlie Plummer (who play Alaska and Miles, a.k.a. Pudge, respectively) in the eight-episode limited series.

Veep’s Timothy Simons will play “the Eagle,” who is described as “stern and humorless,” a far cry from Simons’s current Veep character Jonah, a sleazy White House employee turned disastrous presidential candidate. The Eagle (caw, caw!) will warn Miles against following in his father’s prankster footsteps. Ron Cephas Jones of This Is Us fame will play Dr. Hyde, an ancient, one-lunged history of religion teacher, who sounds like he could have a movie all on his own (what he lacks in lungs, he makes up for in wisdom). Finally, some adults to monitor these angsty teens.

Looking for Alaska Adds Adult Supervision With New Cast