Australia is getting ready for winter, but Cousins Beach is almost ready for summer. The Summer I Turned Pretty, a huge hit on Prime Video, will soon be back for a second season…Before Season 1 even came out on streaming, Season 2 of the book-turned-TV-show was already set. This meant that filming restarted soon after the show’s premiere, with most of the cast coming back to Cousins to continue the crazy story of Isabel ‘Belly’ Conklin’s hot girl summer.
So, what should we think? The plot is similar to the one in Jenny Han’s best-selling series with the same name. She is the show’s executive producer, and she also made the teen hit To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and the show’s spinoff, XO, Kitty.
With Han in charge, the season is sure to give fans everything they want and more.
The Summer I Turned Pretty Season 2 cast
Without Belly, the show wouldn’t be the same. The show follows her life as a 16-year-old girl who has gone through the awkward stage of puberty and is now starting a new, more adult phase of life. Lola Tung, who is only 19, will be playing the part that made her famous.
Conrad (Chris Briney) and Jeremiah (Gavin Casalegno), the other two people in Belly’s messy love triangle, are also back. Cam (David Iacono), who is better known as Cam Cameron, will also return, even though he is not in book two.
Steven Conklin (Rachel Blanchard), Taylor (Nyna Rain), Nicole (Summer Madison), Laurel Park (Jackie Chung), and Susannah Fisher (Rachel Blanchard) will also be back.
Even though (spoiler alert) Susannah doesn’t show up physically in book two, she is still a part of Season 2 in some way because she was on set the whole time they were shooting.
As stated on April 20, Shayla Wang (Minnie Mills) will not be back.
Also, a new character will join the group! Skye, played by Elsie Fisher, wasn’t in the books, but she’s said to play a big part in the next season.
The story of Summer I Turned Pretty Season 2: Based on the book It’s Not Summer Without You, Season 2 of TSITP is going to be a scorcher with more action, romance, and drama. If you don’t want to know more about the book, don’t read the next part.
It’s Not Summer Without You is about how the characters deal with loss and how it changes their relationships with each other.
At the end of Season 1, Susannah, the mother of the Fisher boys, told them that she had cancer. This surprise was a big way to end the season.
At the end of the season, Conrad and Belly get back together. A few months later, Susannah has died, and the book picks up where the season left off.
The story goes back and forth between the present and the past to show what happens after Susannah and how that changes their once-magical summer trips to Cousins Beach.
Since the movie version of the first book was a little different from the book, with a debutante plotline and the characters Shayla and Nicole added, we can expect some changes to this plot, too.
By adding Skye and Cam to Season 2, the story will take a new turn.
Who does Season 2’s Belly end up with? Jeremiah or Conrad?
Belly does finally choose one brother, either Team Conrad or Team Jeremiah (Conrad all the way!).
Even though she ends up with Conrad at the end of the books, the author and chief producer of the series, Jenny Han, says that nothing is certain.
In It’s Not Summer Without You, Belly and Conrad go through a hard time. While Conrad is at Brown University and Belly is dating Jeremiah, they keep their distance from each other.
Like all of the other ties in TSITP, these ones are not easy.
When will Season 2 of Summer I Turned Pretty come out?
The Summer I Turned Pretty will start on July 14, 2023, with three episodes. Each week until the season finale on August 18, 2023, there will be a new show.
Jenny Han is a self-proclaimed Swiftie, so we can also expect her to write more great Taylor Swift music. She hasn’t said what songs she’ll use yet, but in Season 1, we heard the first bit of Taylor Swift’s This Love.