Timothy Simons and Ron Cephas Jones Join Cast of Hulu’s “Looking for Alaska”

Timothy Simons and Ron Cephas Jones have joined the cast of the upcoming Hulu series, Looking For Alaska. The 8-episode limited series is based on the John Green novel of the same name and is currently in production.

What’s happening:

  • Hulu has announced that Timothy Simons (Veep) and Ron Cephas Jones (This is Us) have been cast as series regulars in the upcoming 8-episode limited series, Looking For Alaska, which began production this month.

Timothy Simons as The Eagle:

  • Timothy Simons has been cast in the role of ‘The Eagle.’
  • Stern and humorless, he is devoted to the code of Culver Creek Academy.
  • The Eagle runs the school and enjoys the power.
  • He (who watches everything) warns Miles against following in his father’s prankster footsteps.

Ron Cephas Jones as Dr. Hyde:

  • Ron Cephas Jones has been cast in the role of ‘Dr. Hyde.’
  • A History of Religion teacher at Culver Creek Academy, who is impossibly old, with only one lung – but once he’s in full command, Dr. Hyde is an enthralling presence who finds his own jokes amusing and who has been very smart for a very long time indeed.

About Looking for Alaska:

  • “The series 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.

Creative team:

  • Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage will serve as executive producers, alongside:
    • Jessica Tuchinsky
    • Mark Waters
    • John Green
    • Marty Bowen
    • Isaac Klausner
  • Fake Empire exec Lis Rowinski will co-executive produce.
  • Sarah Adina Smith (Hanna and Legion) will direct the pilot.
  • The series comes from Paramount Television and Schwartz and Savage’s Fake Empire.


  • Last fall the Hulu announced they’d cast their leads for this limited series. Charlie Plumber and Kristine Forseth will bring the characters for Miles Halter and Alaska Young to life.

More Hulu:

  • Looking for a new series to watch? Check out Alex’s comprehensive reviews of two series that launched in March: Shrill and The Act. 
  • In a super fun promo video, Hulu announced that Marvel’s Runaways would indeed be returning for a third season.
  • The Oscar winning National Geographic documentary, Free Solo is now available on the streamer.