Great news everyone: the adaptation of Jenny Han’s best-selling book, The Summer I Turned Pretty has landed on Amazon Prime. And yep, we’ve already powered our way through the entire season.
Based on the first book in a trilogy by Jenny Han, who – you may remember – wrote the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series, the show follows Belly: an endearingly awkward teenager who’s ready to shake off the ‘little sister’ vibes and finally become the romantic heroine in the story of her own life.
In April, it was confirmed (via Variety) that Han had signed an overall film and television deal with Amazon, with the author saying, “Adapting my novel, ‘The Summer I Turned Pretty,’ into a television series at Prime Video has been an incredible experience, and I’m so thrilled to now expand my relationship with them.”
Does this mean we can expect more from Han in the future? We may just be in luck. In the meantime, here’s everything we know about her latest project, The Summer I Turned Pretty:
What’s The Summer I Turned Pretty about?
As we mentioned earlier, The Summer I Turned Pretty will be based on the book by Jenny Han, of the same name. It’s the first in a trilogy, followed by It’s Not Summer Without You and We’ll Always Have Summer. The synopsis for the book (via Jenny Han’s official website) reads:
“Belly measures her life in summers. Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August. Winters are simply a time to count the weeks until the next summer, a place away from the beach house, away from Susannah, and most importantly, away from Jeremiah and Conrad.
“They are the boys that Belly has known since her very first summer–they have been her brother figures, her crushes, and everything in between. But one summer, one terrible and wonderful summer, the more everything changes, the more it all ends up just the way it should have been all along.”
That’s right folks, we’ve got a love triangle on our hands.
Who stars in The Summer I Turned Pretty?
Lola Tung will take the lead as Belly, who finds herself in a love triangle with her childhood friends, Conrad and Jeremiah Fisher (played by Christopher Briney and Gavin Casalegno). Her mother, Laurel, will be played by Jackie Chung, while her surrogate-aunt (and mother to Conrad and Jeremiah) will be played by Rachel Blanchard.