The Summer I Turned Pretty: What We Know So Far
The Summer I Turned Pretty will fill the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before-shaped hole in your heart. The YA novel by Jenny Han, actually published years before her TATBILB series, is being adapted into a series on Prime Video. A perfect binge for the warmer months, the romance follows a girl named Belly as she’s caught in a love triangle between two brothers and longtime friends. Here’s what we know so far.
What is it about?
Per the Prime Video synopsis: “The Summer I Turned Pretty is a multigenerational drama that hinges on a love triangle between one girl and two brothers, the ever-evolving relationship between mothers and their children, and the enduring power of strong female friendship. It is a coming-of-age story about first love, first heartbreak, and the magic of that one perfect summer.”
It doesn’t seem to stray too far from its source material, but we’ll have to wait until the show debuts to see how accurate it is to the page.
When will it be released?
Be on the lookout Friday, June 17.
Is there a trailer?
Prime Video shared the teaser on May 5, debuting a clip of “This Love (Taylor’s Version)” by Taylor Swift in the footage.
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Who’s in the cast?
Newcomer Lola Tung, a student at Carnegie Mellon, stars as Belly.
Jackie Chung (Station 19) plays Belly’s mom, Laurel, a novelist who went through a divorce a year ago.
Rachel Blanchard (You Me Her) plays Susannah, Laurel’s best friend who hosts her and Laurel’s families at her beach house every summer.
Christopher Briney (Dali Land) plays Conrad, Belly’s crush. He’s a straight-A student and star athlete, but when he arrives to the beach house this summer, something’s off.
Gavin Casalegno (Walker) plays Jeremiah, Conrad’s brother, a flirt and the life of the party.
Sean Kaufman (Manifest) plays Steven, Belly’s older brother.
Alfredo Narciso (Manifest) plays Cleveland, a successful novelist from Brooklyn.
Minnie Mills, a newcomer, plays Shayla, Belly’s fellow debutante and a fashion lover.
Tom Everett Scott (La La Land), plays Adam Fisher, Susannah’s husband and a finance guy.
Colin Ferguson (Eureka) also stars.
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