One season of The Summer I Turned Pretty is not enough, and after streaming the Prime Video series a ridiculous number of times since it premiered last June, you probably have one main question. Will Cousins Beach — and the romantic, flirty, and funny characters who live on it — return for Season 2? The answer is YES! Pour a pomegranate margarita and settle in. Everything we know about a new season is below. (Note: Spoilers for Season 1 are ahead.)
The Summer I Turned Pretty Season 2 has been confirmed.
It turns out, Amazon Studios knew how much audiences would love the adaption of Jenny Han’s YA series, which is why they renewed it for Season 2 before Season 1 even premiered, according to Deadline. Season 2 has been developed by showrunners Han and Sarah Kucserka, who will also serve as executive producers alongside Gabrielle Stanton and Karen Rosenfelt and wiip’s Hope Hartman, Mads Hansen, and Paul Lee.
“When I decided to adapt Summer for television, I knew we’d need more than one season to honor the story we are telling,” Han told Variety. “To receive a second season pickup ahead of the premiere of Season One is beyond my wildest dreams. I am so grateful to Amazon Studios for this amazing vote of confidence in our show, and cannot wait to bring our incredible team back together to tell the next chapter in our story.”
What will Season 2 be about?
Since Season 1 follows the storyline of 2009’s The Summer I Turned Pretty book, we can only guess that Season 2 will follow its sequel: 2010’s It’s Not Summer Without You. A synopsis for Season 2 reads:
Belly used to count down the days until she could return to Cousins Beach, but with Conrad and Jeremiah fighting over her heart and the return of Susannah's cancer, she's not sure summer will ever be the same. When an unexpected visitor threatens the future of Susannah's beloved house, Belly has to rally the gang to come together — and to decide once and for all where her heart lies.
There is also a third book in the trilogy, We’ll Always Have Summer, which was released in 2011, so hopefully we’ll get a Season 3 of the show too!
Who will be in Season 2?
The Summer I Turned Pretty is likely to have all the same cast members in Season 2, including Lola Tung as Belly, Christopher Briney as Conrad, Gavin Casalegno as Jermiah, Rachel Blanchard as Susannah, Jackie Chung as Laurel, and Sean Kaufman as Steven.
In an interview with E!, the cast revealed they were excited about Season 2. Their answers eerily reflect the characters they play — ranging from Tung’s thoughtful response, Briney’s blunt answer, Casalegno’s earnest reply, and Kaufman’s easygoing attitude.
"There are a lot of really special scenes from the book," Tung said. "There are many, many special moments. I'm very excited to see the trajectory of Belly's relationship with both of the boys and with everyone in her life. She can only continue to grow and to go on this journey and I'm very excited to go on it with her."
Briney added, "I want to see Conrad be a jerk at prom. That's what I want to see. I want to see him be rude."
When will Season 2 be released?
The Summer I Turned Pretty Season 2 will premiere on July 14, 2023.
Where can you watch The Summer I Turned Pretty?
You can stream Season 1 of The Summer I Turned Pretty on Prime Video right now, and Season 2 this July. And if you are dying for more Cousins Beach drama, pick up the series by Han. It makes a perfect beach read!
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