It’s now official – one of Netflix’s biggest Original films, the teen romcom To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is returning for a sequel…
The news was announced by original stars Lana Condor and Noah Centineo in a sweet video (that’s also a sneaky promo for the A Christmas Prince duopoly) tweeted out by the streaming service’s Twitter. They confirm that they’ll both be back and that the sequel will feature another of Condor’s character, Lara Jean Covey’s lovers, John Ambrose.
— Netflix US (@netflix) December 19, 2018
Slyly, it isn’t confirmed who will play Ambrose but the first film teased the possibility of the character appearing in a follow-up. Nor is it confirmed that the sequel will tackle Jenny Han’s second novel in the series, P.S. I Still Love You but it’s highly likely. Original director Susan Johnson is also expected to return as the director celebrated the news in a now-deleted Instagram post last month.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, Netflix’s effortlessly charming teen romcom that debuted over the summer, is – not unsurprisingly – getting a sequel…
Netflix have entered talks with Paramount, the studio that produced To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, about a multi-film deal with one of the films up for discussion being the sequel to the popular adaptation of Jenny Han’s book.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before was purchased by Netflix as part of their ‘Summer of Love’ push in an attempt to resurrect romcoms. The strategy has more or less paid off, as it became one of Netflix’s “most viewed original films ever with strong repeat viewing.”
In a now-deleted Instagram post the director of the first film, Susan Johnson, wrote, ““Well, the cat’s out of the bag! Thanks for the support, everyone!!! It’s all you!”. Netflix clarified to Vox that a sequel hasn’t been 100% confirmed but we’d wager that Johnson’s statement is a serious indication that we’ll be seeing more of Jenny Han’s series.
As expected, it’s unclear whether stars Noah Centineo and Lana Condor will return but given the high popularity of the film and their characters it’s a foregone conclusion.
We’ll keep you updated on the sequel.