The Summer I Turned Pretty is the nostalgic love story we all need
Season 3 of the escapist summer binge we’re after has been confirmed.
It gave us the first peek at Taylor Swift's re-recorded version of This Love, and now we have another season confirmed for The Summer I Turned Pretty - our new favourite rom-com.
WATCH BELOW: The Summer I Turned Pretty - Official Trailer
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The limited series is another adaptation of a Jenny Han book, the author who shot to international fame when her novel To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before was made into a smash-hit Netflix film.
With a similar coming-of-age vibe, The Summer I Turned Pretty follows the adventures of Isabel, affectionately nicknamed “Belly”, who finds herself in a love triangle between two brothers she’s known her whole life.
While away for the summer with her mother, brother, her mother’s best friend and her two sons, Belly discovers love for the first time, as well as heartbreak, and the magic of a ‘perfect summer’, an idea we all remember with fond nostalgia.
The book series is aimed at young adults yet there’s something alluring about the beachy, summer romance that’s comforting in its predictability. The trailer is also set to the re-release of Taylor Swift’s 1989 track This Love, which gives the cheesy, adorable vibes we’re looking for.
New, young actors bring the book to life.
Who is in The Summer I Turned Pretty?
Just like in To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, the producers decided to celebrate new talent to represent the teenagers in the show.
Lana Condor and Noah Centineo were mostly unknown prior to the All the Boys trilogy, and we expect these new young actors will be exploding into the mainstream soon, too.
Lola Tung plays Belly, and Gavin Casalegno and Christopher Briney respectively play Jeremiah and Conrad, the two brothers she feels drawn to and torn between.
This beachy summer romance stole our hearts.
Is it a movie or a TV series?
While To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before was made into a trilogy of films, The Summer I Turned Pretty is a limited series.
Just like its predecessor, The Summer I Turned Pretty is also a trilogy of books, which follows Belly, Conrad and Jeremiah over a number of years.