'High Fidelity': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything you need to know about the novel to series adaptation

Zoe Kravitz stars in upcoming adaption series 'High Fidelity' where her character heals from a breakup through music and pop culture

                            'High Fidelity': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything you need to know about the novel to series adaptation

Originally a romantic comedy-drama film in 2000, 'High Fidelity' was directed by Stephen Frears. It was based on Nick Hornby's 1995 novel (of the same name) with a mild change of the setting from London to Chicago and the name of the lead character.

In 2018, ABC Signature Studios announced that it would do a TV series adaptation of 'High Fidelity' also based on Hornby's British novel. It was first said to be aired of Disney+ but was taken up by Hulu because of the mature content. In 2019 it was confirmed that the series would premiere early 2020 on Valentine's Day.

Release date

'High Fidelity' is set to debut on February 14, 2020.


While the 2000 adaption of the novel had a male record store owner visiting his past relationships, the 2020 10-episode Hulu series will feature Brooklyn gentrification and chose a female lead character.

The show focuses on an owner of a record shop named Rob trying to go through a list of her 'Top  5 heartbreaks' with the help of her friends Cherise and Simon — all the while trying to heal from a breakup through music and pop culture.


The cast includes lead character Rob played by Zoe Kravitz who also is an executive producer of the show, David H. Holmes as Simon, Da'Vine Joy Randolph as Cherise and Jake Lacy as Clyde, Rob's possible love interest.

Zoe Kravitz

Zoe Kravitz attends the "Big Little Lies" Season 2 Premiere at Jazz at Lincoln Center on May 29, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images,)

Zoe Kravitz, an American actress, singer, and model and daughter of prolific musician Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet, got her breakthrough in 'X-Men: First Class'. She has performed roles in 'The Divergent Series' and 'Mad Max: Fury Road'. Most recently, she has co-starred in 'Big Little Lies', an HBO drama series.

Jake Lucy

Actor Jake Lacy visits Build to discuss "Diane" at the Build Studio on March 26, 2019, in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)

Jake Lacy is known for his role in 'The Office' as Pete Miller on two episodes of the final season while his other works include 'Obvious Child' and 'Carol' (2015).

Other members of the cases include Kingsley Ben-Adir, Rainbow Francks, Nadine Malouf, Sydney Mae Diaz, and Thomas Doherty.


The series is directed by Jeffrey Reiner, Natasha Lyonne, and Jesse Peretz and is written by Sarah Kucserka and Veronica West. It is an ABC Signature Studios production.


'High Fidelity' trailer is yet to be released. Stay tuned for updates.

Where to watch

Catch the 10-episode Season 1 debut of 'High Fidelity' on Hulu on February 14, 2020.

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