Pack your bathing suit—we're venturing back to Cousins Beach.
In a vacation unlike the rest, The Summer I Turned Pretty introduces us to Belly Conklin and her newfound feelings for the Fischer brothers, Jeremiah and Conrad. Like any good YA, the story is complicated, emotional and begs for a sequel. Fortunately for us, author Jenny Han penned three books in her Summer series, and Amazon is keen on adapting them all.
“As fans anticipate the beach fun and young romance in the upcoming first season, we’re excited to announce more summer to come with a second season of The Summer I Turned Pretty,” Vernon Sanders, head of global television, Amazon Studios, said in a press release.
Like the beloved series before it, To All the Boys (a.k.a. Netflix royalty), Summer is all about navigating uncharted waters, be it crushes, family ups and downs and moments in life that don't go exactly as planned.
"To me, it means stepping into your own power. I think it's a moment of coming of age, of growing up," the author said on CBS Mornings (opens in new tab).
Though plenty of us have read the series, we can't wait to see where the TV adaptation of Belly's story takes us next—the good and the bad. Likewise, the cast is even curious how things will play out and what will differ from each medium.
"I want to know what happens! I read the book, but I haven’t seen the script yet," Christopher Briney, who plays Conrad, told Glamour (opens in new tab).
When does season two of 'The Summer I Turned Pretty' come out?
While season 2 has definitely been given a green light, Amazon has yet to confirm when it will hit screens, so we can't expect a marathon any time soon, unfortunately.
However, eager fans should be pleased knowing that the cast and crew aren't letting the grass grow under their feet. While the debut season premiered on June 17, the team is already back in Wilmington, North Carolina, shooting the sophomore installment.
According to WCET News 6 (opens in new tab), the production crew has put up permits throughout the town and they'll begin shooting mid-July.
What will 'The Summer I Turned Pretty' season 2 be about?
*WARNING: MILD SPOILERS AHEAD*
The second season is set to follow Han's book, It's Not Summer Without You, though it'll likely take a few liberties here and there. In the first novel, the boys deal with losing their mother to cancer, and Conrad finds himself in an extremely dark place. Although there's no word yet on how things will play out on screen, we're likely to encounter a few difficult scenes throughout the new episodes.
In the meantime...
We get it—patience isn't our forte, either. But since you've likely finished The Summer I Turned Pretty already—hey, maybe you've even streamed it twice—we decided to take the liberty of helping you stay occupied until our return to Cousins Beach.
Crack open a few books like The Summer I Turned Pretty to get lost in similar coming-of-ages tales, which make perfect accompaniments to the beach. While you're at it, make sure to download The Summer I Turned Pretty soundtrack to your Spotify playlists—it has all of your favorites!
Stream The Summer I Turned Pretty now on Amazon Prime.
Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment.
The heart of her time at Future has been devoted to My Imperfect Life, where she's been attuned to the cosmos and honed in on astrology coverage within the Life vertical. She's partial to writing pieces about the next big TV obsession—anyone else impatiently waiting for "Conversations with Friends"—and keeping you up to date on new trends like the latest must-have from Zara.
Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, amNewYork and Newsday, among other outlets.
When Danielle is not working, you can usually find her reading a new book, coffee at hand, or attempting a new recipe. (Recommendations always welcome!)
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