To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before Has A Sequel!
Get your own stock of Yakult! Lara Jean Covey and Peter Kavinsky are coming back for a sequel.
It was a love story that got everyone resonated with when a high school girl has to confront all of her past crushes after her sister sent them the love letter she wrote in the past. The rest is history.
Following Jenny Han’s novel of the same name, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before broke records upon its release on Netflix last summer. The movie proved to be one of the most re-watched original films of 2018. Now, the beloved teen romantic comedy film sequel is officially in the works! Netflix is working on a sequel as part of their new production deal with Paramount.
Now that the sequel has been confirmed, there’s a lot of things we should look forward to - what’s in store for all its characters and how the story continues where it left off. Ahead of its release, here’s what you need to know about what’s coming after TATBILB:
The characters we know will be back but...
Fans have only started to love the Lara Jean-Peter chemistry and it would be a total heartbreak to see them off the film. So, yes! Lana Condor and Noah Centenio are so in to reprise their roles. Along with them are the rest of the favorite characters. We’ll see more of the Covey family with Janel Parrish, Anna Cathcart and John Corbett to play Lara Jean’s two sisters - Margot and Kitty - and dad. Madeleine Arthur (Lara’s best friend Christine) will also join the sequel; Israel Broussard (Josh Sanderson) will factor more in the second film and Emilija Baranac (Genevieve) will probably have an appearance.
But adding to the flavorful romantic world of Lara Jean are new faces joining the cast. Holland Taylor will play a new character named Stormy who is a nursing home resident to whom Lara Jean learns valuable life lessons, especially in romance. Sarayu Blue will also be there as Trina, the Covey’s neighbor and Peter will have his best friend in the endless charm of Ross Butler as Trevor Pike. Now, the biggest thing that’s about to happen comes with Jordan Fisher (Teen Wolf, Dancing with the Stars) as John Ambrose McClaren who will make more involvement than just being Lara Jean’s love-letter recipient in the mid-credits scene at the end of the first film.
P.S. I Still Love You - the story continues
That mid-credits scene introduced us to a new face of Lara Jean’s love interest after she had an unexpected visit from one of her past crushes - that would be John Ambrose. Being Lara Jean’s crush when they were in Model UN, John Ambrose will spark the love that’s brought back in time. This is a competition right here.
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before is based on the first book in a trilogy by Jenny Han. The first movie was largely stuck to the plot of the book so it’s a pretty good guess that the sequel will also follow the second book, P.S. I Still Love You.
Not much of a spoiler of what happens next, the story follows after Lara Jean gets a job as advised by her sister Margot. She ends up being pen pals with John while, on the other hand, Peter brings his ex-girlfriend to a party. This is where the drama escalates and the new love relationship with Lara Jean should challenge Peter, right?
While it’s safe to assume that the sequel will follow most of the book’s plot, who knows how it unfolds.
When will it land?
Amidst the news of numerous canceled shows on Netflix, the announcement that the said streaming site has greenlit this sequel for December is a pleasant surprise. Netflix has confirmed that the sequel is in pre-production as of March. However, there’s no official release date yet. Fans are going to wait for this one until the trailer arrives. We can hope we’ll get the sequel later this year.
We had Peter and Josh in Lara Jean’s love triangle in the first film and now they’re giving us a new guy, a ‘new love triangle’ which will be one of the major highlights of the sequel.
One more contract, one new love interest...??? This is huge.
If the second film proves successful as the first one, we can expect the movie adaptation of the third book Always and Forever, Lara Jean.
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