Series Is Departed From Book

In a new approach to Nick Hornby’s 1995 novel of the same name, Hulu’s High Fidelity TV series puts Zoë Kravitz (Mad Max: Fury Road) in the lead role of Rob Brooks as she takes a look back at the five biggest heartbreaks in her life.

John Cusack starred in the film adaptation from back in 2000, and the latest High Fidelity TV series trailer attempts to capture the spirit of the film.

Here it is –

Kravitz plays a female record store owner in the rapidly gentrified neighborhood of Crown Heights, Brooklyn who revisits past relationships through music and pop culture, while trying to get over her one true love.

I first read this book in my early 20s and loved it. I’ve read it a couple of times since then, and I don’t really think it holds up as well as it used to, but it’s still a good read.

Starring alongside Kravitz is Da’Vine Joy Randolph, David H. Holmes, Jake Lacy, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Rainbow Francks, Nadine Malouf, Sydney Mae Diaz, Thomas Doherty, Edmund Donovan, and Dana Drori.

The series is developed for television by writers Veronica West and Sarah Kucserka. West and Kucserka serve as executive producers alongside Midnight Radio’s Josh Appelbaum, André Nemec, Jeff Pinkner and Scott Rosenberg, as well as Kravitz, Jeff Reiner, and Hornby.

High Fidelity will begin airing on Hulu on February 14th, 2020.