Summer is right around the corner, and thankfully, Prime Video has just the right show to welcome the sunny new season. The Summer I Turned Pretty, Amazon’s new coming-of-age TV show, is set to debut on June 17, launching viewers into a seasonal romance of teenage melodrama and angst. The series is based on Jenny Han’s book of the same name, which happens to be the first in a trilogy of young adult novels. That makes the news about a confirmed second season anything but surprising.
The Summer I Turned Pretty chronicles a love triangle between a girl named Belly (Lola Tung) and two brothers, Conrad (Christopher Briney) and Jeremiah (Gavin Casalegno). What would usually be a typical vacation for Belly with her mother Laurel (Jackie Chung), brother Steven (Sean Kauffman), and family friend Susannah (Rachel Blanchard) quickly becomes an adventure in self-discovery and desire. Motherhood and female friendship take centerstage atop the backdrop of first loves and first heartbreaks, all existing throughout one perfect summer.
With Season 2 confirmed to be in the works, here’s everything we know so far about what next summer will bring for Belly and her family and friends.
The Summer I Turned Pretty Season 2 Plot
The TV series is based on The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han. The author’s name probably sounds familiar because Han is the mind behind the To All The Boys I Loved Before series that evolved from best-selling books to a Netflix movie trilogy. A savant for teenage heartache, Han wrote the pilot for The Summer I Turned Pretty, in addition to serving as the series showrunner alongside Gabrielle Stanton. Although To All The Boys was adapted first, The Summer I Turned Pretty was actually Han’s first YA novel. The Summer series — which includes the titles It’s Not Summer Without You and We’ll Always Have Summer — will likely serve as the source material for the already-announced Season 2.
If Season 2 closely follows the sequel book, audiences can expect more love-triangle drama. In the sequel, Belly isn’t overly excited about summer, Conrad is distant, and Susannah takes ill. In fact, it isn’t until Jeremiah tells Belly that Conrad has outright disappeared that Belly realizes she needs to return to her beach house at Cousins Beach and try to mend their relationships. While the next installment of the TV show might shake things up, we can assume that some of the book’s main narrative threads will find their way into the Prime Video series.
The Summer I Turned Pretty Season 2 Cast
Since Belly remains the main character in the book trilogy, the TV show will likely keep its lead, Lola Tung, at the forefront in its sophomore season. The same can be said about Christopher Briney and Gavin Casalegno, who play Conrad and Jeremiah, respectively. Both characters are integral to the book’s sequel, It’s Not Summer Without You. Jackie Chung, who plays Belly’s mom Laurel, and Sean Kauffman, who portrays Belly’s brother Steven, will likely appear in Season 2. Lastly, being that the sequel book hinges on Rachel Blanchard’s character Susannah developing an illness, it’s probably a safe bet that she’ll also be in the confirmed second season.
The Summer I Turned Pretty Season 2 Potential Premiere Date
A week before the series debuted, Deadline announced that Amazon renewed The Summer I Turned Pretty for Season 2. Given the name of the series and factoring in the production’s presumed timeline, it would make sense that Season 2 would premiere sometime in Summer 2023.
The report also announced that the book’s author, Jenny Han, would be returning as showrunner in Season 2 and serving as executive producer. Having Han onboard is a pretty good sign for future seasons of the show, considering she was also an executive producer of the To All the Boys movie trilogy. If Amazon’s show is as successful as the hit Netflix rom-com, The Summer I Turned Pretty is likely to see a third installment to round out its adaptation.