Grab the chapstick, tissues, and sunscreen, because we’re diving back into the romance series that already made you cry your mascara off.
The Summer I Turned Pretty season 2 is happening, a follow-up to the Amazon show based on Jenny Han’s best-selling young adult book series. In fact, it was renewed for a second season before the first even aired. Han will continue to be co-showrunner on the series; her partner on season one, Gabrielle Stanton, will be replaced by Sarah Kucserka for the second season. Exciting!
And…it may be more than summer. “I’m looking forward to seeing other seasons. Literal seasons. All you see is summertime now. There’s a lot more road to hoe and we’ll get to see (Belly’s) world get a bit bigger,” Han said of the future.
Here’s everything else we know about The Summer I Turned Pretty season 2:
Which cast members are returning?
The main cast are all locked in for more seasons. Lola Tung, who plays protagonist Belly, told Today that she’s “excited to see how the relationships evolve and how the characters continue to grow” in future seasons.
Christopher Briney, who plays the irresistible Conrad Fisher, said of the future, “I want to know what happens! I read the book, but I haven’t seen the script yet.” Gavin Casalegno, who plays Conrad’s nice guy brother Jeremiah, added, “You never know.”
What’s it about?
We’re assuming that since the first season (generally) followed the first book, the second will follow the sequel, It’s Not Summer Without You…with some changes, of course.
In the book series (spoiler!), Jeremiah and Conrad’s mother Susannah dies between the first and second books, so much of the second book is about the main characters processing her death. However, in the book series, Susannah decides not to treat her cancer recurrence…a decision she reverses in the streaming show. Does that mean Susannah will live to see another summer on Amazon? Very possible.
The second book is a continuation on the themes of the first, with the central love triangle of Belly, Conrad and Jeremiah, and themes of growing up and learning to be independent. Conrad’s in college now, and is using his newfound freedom unwisely. So it’s up to Jeremiah and Belly to make things right…easier said than done.
When will it premiere?