The next film in the Jenny Han Cinematic Universe is titled “The Summer I Turned Pretty,” and it will be available on Amazon Prime on June 17 of this year.
A young adult book trilogy written by Han serves as the inspiration for both the Netflix movie series “To All the Boys” and the series that takes place in North Carolina. Translation? The story of Belly Conklin, played by Lola Tung, spans far more time than a single season can cover.
Think of “The Summer I Turned Pretty” as the beach read alternative to “To All the Boys I Loved Before,” which takes place during the academic year. “The Summer I Turned Pretty” is the television counterpart of a beach read.
“The story of a young woman’s maturation is told in “The Summer I Turned Pretty.” It’s about how she has one incredible summer, during which a lot of her dreams come true — and also don’t come true, “Han, who also worked on the show in the capacity of showrunner, shared his thoughts with TODAY.
The Storyline for the Second Season of Summer I Turned Pretty
The novel The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han served as the inspiration for the television series. Because Han is the genius behind the To All The Boys I Loved Before series, which began as a best-selling book series and has since been adapted into a movie trilogy by Netflix, the author’s name certainly sounds familiar to you. Alongside Gabrielle Stanton, Han penned the pilot episode of The Summer I Turned Pretty and serves as co-showrunner for the series.
Han is a genius when it comes to the angst and turmoil of adolescence. The Summer I Turned Pretty was Han’s very first young adult novel, even though the film adaptation of To All the Boys came before. The Summer Series, which includes the titles It’s Not Summer Without You and We’ll Always Have Summer, will most likely be used as the source material for the upcoming season 2, which has already been confirmed.
The public can anticipate more love-triangle turmoil if Season 2 follows the sequel book in a relatively close fashion. In the sequel, Belly isn’t particularly enthusiastic about summer, Conrad is becoming more distant, and Susannah gets sick.
At the point of fact, it is not until Jeremiah informs Belly that Conrad has completely vanished that Belly understands she needs to go back to her beach house in Cousins Beach and attempt to rebuild their ties with each other.
We may reasonably anticipate that some of the book’s most important narrative threads will be adapted for use in the Amazon Prime Video series, even though the upcoming episode of the television show might mix things up.
A Possible Release Date for the Second Season of The Summer I Turned Pretty
A week before the premiere of the series, Deadline made the announcement that Amazon had ordered a second season of The Summer I Turned Pretty. It is reasonable to assume that the premiere of Season 2 will take place sometime during the summer of 2023 given the title of the series as well as the projected production timetable.
In addition, the article said that the author of the book, Jenny Han, will be participating in the second season of the show as both an executive producer and a showrunner. When you consider that Han was also an executive producer on the To All the Boys movie trilogy, having her on board as a producer for the programme is a pretty positive omen for the show’s future seasons.
It is conceivable that The Summer I Turned Pretty will receive the third instalment to complete its adaptation if Amazon’s programme is as popular as the hit romantic comedy that was released on Netflix.
Cast Members for the Second Season of Summer I Turned Pretty
It is likely that the primary character in the TV programme, Lola Tung, will continue to take the spotlight in the show’s second season. This is because Belly is still the most important figure in the book trilogy. It is possible to say the same thing about Christopher Briney and Gavin Casalegno, who, respectively, perform the roles of Conrad and Jeremiah.
It’s Not Summer Without You is the sequel to the book, and both of these characters play important roles in the new story. There is a good chance that Jackie Chung and Sean Kauffman, who play the roles of Belly’s mother Laurel and her brother Steven, respectively, may feature in Season 2.
Last but not least, considering that the plot of the second book depends on Rachel Blanchard’s character Susannah falling ill, it is a fair bet that she will also appear in the second season that has already been confirmed.
The renewal was confirmed by Deadline more than a week before the show’s launch. The time of the announcement has not yet been determined.