When Netflix first released the original To All The Boys film, it was an instant sensation. Since then, Lara Jean Covey's romantic adventures through her high school years have become a cultural touchstone, making stars Lana Condor and Noah Centineo household names along the way. Now, the trilogy's final installment, To All The Boys: Always and Forever, is heading viewers' way on Feb. 12, 2021. And the To All The Boys 3 trailer promises this installment will be one to remember.
Based on the first novel in author Jenny Han's To All The Boys book series, the original To All the Boys I've Loved Before film was a sleepy summer hit when it arrived in August of 2018. It was the sort of Netflix project that came with little marketing and then suddenly became the most talked-about thing on social media for the next month. (Not unlike Stranger Things or The Queen's Gambit.) It took Netflix a year and a half to get the sequel out, with To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You, landing just in time for Valentine's Day 2020 on Feb. 12.
Netflix then surprised fans with even more Valentine's Day news: The third movie was not only greenlit; it had already been filmed, with a release date to come in 2021. And now it turns out those who bet on another Valentine's Day release had it right, with the third film arriving precisely one year after the second one.
On Jan. 13, one month (minus a day) before the premiere of To All The Boys: Always and Forever, Netflix released the film's first trailer:
And here's the final film's synopsis:
As Lara Jean Covey prepares for the end of high school and the start of adulthood, a pair of life-changing trips lead her to reimagine what life with her family, friends, and Peter will look like after graduation.
The first two films followed the plots of their corresponding novels pretty closely. But it's unclear just how much this film will stick to the book this time around, especially since the trailer shows some locations that are very different than those visited in the novel. In Always and Forever, Lara Jean (the novel), Lara Jean *does* go on two significant bouts of travel — but not Korea and New York.
The first book trip is to the University of North Carolina after the school de-waitlists her. She falls in love with the campus a decides to attend college there, despite it being far away from where Peter is going at the University of Virginia. When Peter then starts talking about transferring to UNC to follow her, his mother pushes Lara Jean to break up with her son, so he can have the college career he'd always wanted.
The second trip is Beach Week, when she and Peter finally have a chance to sleep together. No spoilers, but the road to true love never goes quite the way people plan...
Fans will just have to wait and see how things pan out when they watch To All The Boys: Always and Forever, hitting Netflix on Friday, Feb. 12, 2021.