‘The Summer I Turned Pretty’ Season 2 Premiere Date Is Finally Here
You’ll be able to catch up with the Cousins Crew this summer.
Before the first season of Jenny Han’s bestselling book trilogy The Summer I Turned Pretty could premiere in 2022, Amazon Studios had already picked up the series for a second season. If you were a fan of the first season, you no longer have to wait with bated breath, as Prime Video announced Season 2 will premiere on July 14.
Although Han’s To All the Boys was adapted first, The Summer I Turned Pretty came first. The books, which came out in 2009, 2010, and 2011, follow the inner thoughts of Belly during what should have been a regular summer at Cousins Beach with her mom, her brother, her mom’s best friend, Susannah, and Susannah’s two kids, Jeremiah and Conrad. However, Belly grew up a lot since their last summer together, and desire starts to play a complicated role in the relationships between Belly and her friends.
The book series is loved for satisfying that YA romance itch and depicting the beautiful female friendship between the two moms, Laurel and Susannah. The books also distinctly capture the complex emotions of young relationships when older kids lord their power over younger ones and puberty changes everything. Fans of the books hope the adaptation does justice to these characters’ plot lines, especially since Han is an executive producer of the series. Here’s everything you need to know about The Summer I Turned Pretty Season 2, including cast updates and a release date timeline.
The Summer I Turned Pretty Season 2 Plot
Although there are no details yet on exactly what the second season will cover, it will be focused on the content of the second book in Han’s series: It’s Not Summer Without You. This more mature and intense novel follows Belly and Jeremiah trying to find Conrad at Cousins Beach after he goes MIA, all the while adjusting to a new normal following Susannah’s illness.
Han is also excited about continuing her characters’ stories on screen. In a press release shared with Elite Daily about the second season, Han said, “When I decided to adapt Summer for television, I knew we’d need more than one season to honor the story we are telling.”
The Summer I Turned Pretty Season 2 Cast
The first photo from Season 2 filming confirmed Lola Tung would return as Belly. True to Han’s second book, this upcoming season will practically have all the same characters as the first installment. That includes Christopher Briney as Conrad, Gavin Casalegno as Jeremiah, Sean Kaufman as Steven, and Rain Spencer as Taylor.
There will also be some recurring and new faces in the mix. Jackie Chung, who plays Belly’s mom Laurel, and Rachel Blanchard, who plays Conrad and Jeremiah’s mom Susannah, will return to the Prime screen. Also, David Iacono will coast back with the Cousin Crew as Cameron. As for newcomers, Elsie Fisher will play a new character named Skye. The Closer’s Kyra Sedgwick will also hop on board; however, details about her character have not been revealed.
The Summer I Turned Pretty Season 2 Release Date & Episode Themes
The series will come sooner than later. On May 5, the main cast of the series announced its launch date in a behind-the-scenes look of Season 2. By the lighthearted video, it appears the new season of The Summer I Turned Pretty will have a different release flow than season one. Instead of premiering all at once (sorry to the marathon-watchers), the second season will launch three episodes on July 14 and then follow with weekly episodes until the season finale on Aug. 18.
The same day, the cast also revealed all eight episode titles for Season 2. Clearly, love will be on the brain this summer.
- Episode 201 – “Love Lost” (Premiering July 14, 2023)
- Episode 202 – “Love Scene” (Premiering July 14, 2023)
- Episode 203 – “Love Sick” (Premiering July 14, 2023)
- Episode 204 – “Love Game” (Premiering July 21, 2023)
- Episode 205 – “Love Fool” (Premiering July 28, 2023)
- Episode 206 – “Love Fest” (Premiering August 4, 2023)
- Episode 207 – “Love Affair” (Premiering August 11, 2023)
- Episode 208 – “Love Triangle” (Premiering August 18, 2023)
There is no trailer yet for the upcoming season, but it’s only a matter of time til there’s more teen angst to satisfy your summertime cravings.
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