The Summer I Turned Pretty season 3: Release date speculation, cast, plot and latest news
Fans have been promised "a lot more Summer to look forward to".
It's good news, Summer I Turned Pretty fans. The Prime Video drama is returning for season 3, which should come as a surprise to absolutely no one given the mammoth success of the series and the fact that it's based on a book trilogy.
Speaking to Deadline about the upcoming instalment, author Jenny Han said: "I am looking forward to giving the fans the iconic moments of the third book that they're expecting, but also looking forward to being able to hopefully surprise and delight them as well."
Han went on to reveal how she decides what to lift from the source material and what to leave behind.
"Just because I've lived with these stories for so long, way before there was a show I was having book signings and my readers would reach out to me offline, so I really do feel I understand what is important to them," she explained. "And whenever I can, I try to give them that because I obviously want them to feel happy with the show, because I know they've been waiting for a really long time. So I do my best to deliver those moments."
Head of television at Amazon and MGM Studios, Vernon Sanders, is also thrilled that the show is returning for one final chapter: "We've been delighted to see the passion with which fans have embraced The Summer I Turned Pretty. Jenny Han is a gifted storyteller whose fans have been clamouring for the third chapter of this story.
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"We're excited today to share the news that they have a lot more Summer to look forward to."
Read on for everything you need to know about The Summer I Turned Pretty season 3.
The Summer I Turned Pretty season 3 release date speculation: When will it air?
Both seasons of the show have aired in the summer months, as you'd expect – season 1 arrived in June 2022, with the second instalment arriving in July this year, so initially we would have expected season 3 to arrive in summer 2024.
But due to the ongoing strikes, multiple productions have been paused – and it's unknown how long that will continue for, which could impact TSITP.
The Summer I Turned Pretty season 3 cast: Who's returning?
We'd expect all of the following to return for season 3:
- Lola Tung as Belly
- Christopher Briney as Conrad
- Gavin Casalegno as Jeremiah
- Sean Kaufman as Steven
- Rain Spencer as Taylor
- Jackie Chung as Laurel
Following her death in between season 1 and season 2, we'd also expect Susannah (Rachel Blanchard) to appear in flashbacks.
The following could also feature, but their futures feel more uncertain:
- Elsie Fisher as Skye
- Kyra Sedgwick as Julia
- David Iacono as Cam
And there's also an opportunity for some new characters to join.
The Summer I Turned Pretty season 3 plot: What will happen?
At the end of season 2, Belly chose Jeremiah over Conrad after some extensive deliberation.
"I think with Conrad, she had that crush on him for so long that she felt like he called the shots of whether or not they were together because she wanted to be with him," Han told Deadline. "I think it's really important to to see her make that decision and then hopefully step into her next era of being able to move past, not Susannah's death, but be able to move past the heavy grief portion of of her journey."
According to the synopsis of Han's third book, We'll Always Have Summer, there's plenty of drama ahead, naturally.
"One girl. Two boys. The biggest decision of her life..." reads the official blurb.
"Just when Isabel thinks she had everything mapped out, life proves that when it comes to love, you can never have all the answers.
"Isabel has only ever loved two boys, Conrad and Jeremiah Fisher. She's grown up with them, and can't imagine life without them. One broke her heart, the other made her happier than she ever thought she'd be. But each brother is keeping a secret from Isabel, and this summer she must choose between the Fisher boys, once and for all.
"Which brother will it be?"
The Summer I Turned Pretty season 3 trailer: When can I watch it?
Sadly, it's far too soon for that.
Trailers usually arrive in the month leading up to the premiere, but we'll make sure to keep you updated when one arrives!
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