Author Jenny Han has signed an official agreement with Amazon Studios to produce her upcoming TV series based on the novel The Summer I Turned Pretty. Han is famous for her novel To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, which was adapted into a three-movie series on Netflix.
Jenny Han was first catapulted into the limelight when To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before was released on Netflix in 2018. The movie, based on Han’s novel of the same name, features high school student Lara Jean Covey (Lana Condor), a shy girl who writes letters to all the boys she’s had crushes on and then locks them away. When her younger sister Kitty (Anna Cathcart) sends the letters to their intended recipients, Lara Jean finds herself locked in a love triangle with her former crushes Josh (Israel Broussard) and Peter (Noah Centineo). The movie was followed by To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You (2020) and To All The Boys: Always and Forever (2021), both released by Netflix.
Jenny Han speaks on the new deal with Amazon
Regarding the deal with Amazon Studios, Jenny Han told Deadline, “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.” The Summer I Turned Pretty, published in 2010, follows protagonist Belly and her friends Susannah, Jerimiah, and Conrad in “a multigenerational drama that hinges on a love triangle between one girl and two brothers,” as well as “the ever-evolving relationship between mothers and their children,” and the “power of strong female friendships.”
As a TV series, The Summer I Turned Pretty will be produced by Jenny Kissed Me, Jenny Han’s production studio, which will also produce XO Kitty, a To All The Boys spinoff starring Anna Cathcart. The series will be directed by Erica Dunton (Abagail Falls) and will star Lola Tung, Gavin Casalengo, and Christopher Briney. The release date for The Summer I Turned Pretty on Amazon Prime Video is currently unknown.