Immediately after binging Season 1, viewers were dying to know: Will there be a Season 2 of The Summer I Turned Pretty?
The Prime Video series — based on author Jenny Han's novel of the same name — is a coming-of-age tale that centers around Isabel "Belly" Conklin (Lola Tung).
Belly, who grew up at Cousins Beach with her mother and older brother, develops a strong bond with two fellow beach-goer brothers Conrad (Christopher Briney) and Jeremiah Fisher (Gavin Casalegno). Things get complicated as the trio grows up, and Belly finds herself in a love triangle with the brothers.
Here's what to know about Season 2
Will there be a Season 2 of 'The Summer I Turned Pretty'?
Fantastic news for fans: Season 2 was already approved by Prime Video before Season 1 even dropped.
As Distractify previously and exclusively reported, author and showrunner Jenny Han told fans they could prep for the second season by reading the second book: "You'll have a good idea about what's going to happen [in Season 2]," she told us.
There are three books total in The Summer I Turned Pretty book series. Although a third season hasn't been greenlit by Prime Video (yet), it's hard to fathom that the series won't have a chance to conclude with the third book in Jenny's original trilogy.
When is the Season 2 premiere of 'The Summer I Turned Pretty'?
Mark your calendars!
Per the official press release, Season 2 of The Summer I Turned Pretty will debut on July 14, 2023.
Unlike Season 1 (which had seven episodes), Season 2 will have eight episodes fans can look forward to. The episode titles are as follows:
- Episode 1 - “Love Lost”
- Episode 2 - "Love Scene”
- Episode 3 - "Love Sick”
- Episode 4 - "Love Game”
- Episode 5 - "Love Fool”
- Episode 6 - "Love Fest”
- Episode 7 - "Love Affair”
- Episode 8 - "Love Triangle”
Streamers will be able to watch the first three episodes on premiere day, with the remaining episodes following on a weekly basis. This differs from the first season, where all episodes were dropped at the same time.
The Season 2 finale is set to hit the platform on Aug. 18, 2023.
Jenny's Season 1 co-showrunner Gabrielle Stanton stepped down from showrunning duties for Season 2, but remained on the team as an executive producer, per Deadline.
Sarah Kucserka is Season 2's new co-showrunner with Jenny.
What will Season 2 of 'The Summer I Turned Pretty' be about? (BOOK SPOILERS)
SPOILER ALERT: BOOK SPOILERS BELOW!
Given that Jenny Han told Distractify that Season 2 will follow the events of the second book in her trilogy, let's refer to It's Not Summer Without You to look for clues.
In the second book, Belly continues to wrestle with her deep love for Conrad, while the brothers struggle with grief after their mother passes away.
Although Conrad eventually admits that he has feelings for Belly, she finally realizes she's been dedicating too much energy on the wrong brother. She eventually chooses Jeremiah. But why?
Because Jeremiah had consistently chosen her all along. While Conrad left Belly constantly confused, Jeremiah made his feelings known. As the saying goes, if he wanted to, he would!