The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Netflix and Paramount Pictures are developing a sequel to teen romantic comedy To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, with original director Susan Johnson confirming the news on her Instagram account.
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before is a film adaptation of the popular young-adult romance novel by Jenny Han, and is directed by Susan Johnson. The story focuses on Lara Jean Covey, a teenager that is caught up in romantic novels, the passion of it all and yet is not ready to try it in real life. Instead, she keeps hold of five letters she’s written to the boys she’s had crushes on inside a special box, mainly for her own purpose rather than them as a reminder of how powerful her emotions can be. One day however, her five letters are mysteriously mailed to the five boys, one (Peter) that is dating her former best friend and the other (Josh) is a long-time friend and ex-boyfriend of her older sister. Peter approaches Lara Jean and suggests a fake relationship to make his recent ex jealous and Lara Jean agrees in order to avoid addressing her feelings in the letter to Josh.
Since its release in the summer, the film has been very well received (Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes with a critic score of 96% and an audience score of 89%) and considering the material is based on a trilogy, a sequel seemed a forgone conclusion thanks to its solid direction and charming performances.
The film stars Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, Israel Broussard, Trezzo Mahoro, King Bach, Joey Pacheco, Janel Parrish, Anna Cathcart, John Corbett, Madeleine Arthur, Emilija Baranac, Kelcey Mawema and Jordan Burtchett.