It’s almost time to head back to Cousins. The Summer I Turned Pretty Season 2 is coming back soon to bring Team Conrad and Team Jeremiah together — or to divide us further apart? The YA romance drama based on Jenny Han‘s books returns July 14, with love triangles, family drama, and, new to this season, real estate battles! We can already feel the sand creeping into our shorts.
Season 1 of The Summer I Turned Pretty followed 16-year-old Belly Conklin (Lola Tung) on her annual summer trip to her family’s favorite vacation spot, where she found herself in a love triangle with brothers and walking Abercrombie and Fitch models Conrad (Christopher Briney) and Jeremiah (Gavin Casalegno). Meanwhile, the boys’ mother, Susannah (Rachel Blanchard), revealed she has breast cancer and agreed to participate in a cancer trial to hopefully find a cure — a deviation from the books’ storyline.
While the first season used the first book as inspiration, Amazon Studios did take some other liberties; in the show, Jeremiah is bisexual, and Belly participates in the debutante ball. Han has teased more changes in Season 2, but we’re still expecting plenty of elements from the second book in the series, It’s Not Summer Without You. If Amazon picks up The Summer I Turned Pretty for a third season, that will likely round out the trilogy with We’ll Always Have Summer. We’re hoping we can see the Belly-Conrad-Jeremiah love triangle through to the end, regardless of whether you’re Team Conrad or Team Jeremiah (or even Team Cam).
Here’s everything we know so far about Season 2 of The Summer I Turned Pretty.
Things are warming up as summer is almost upon us and Cousins Beach beckons. On June 30, Prime Video posted the official trailer for The Summer I Turned PrettySeason 2 (watch it below). The love triangle intensifies!
The official trailer for The Summer I Turned Pretty dropped on June 29. And the tone is surprisingly melancholy. “I want to memorize it all,” Belly says solemnly at the start of the video. “You never know the last time you’ll see a place… a person.” That’s when Susannah appears in the trailer. “I knew I’d lose Susannah eventually,” Belly continues. “I just didn’t know I’d end up losing all of them.” This all but confirms that Susannah is gone in Season 2 of The Summer I Turned Pretty, which will likely complicate Belly’s already messy relationships with her sons.
But the trailer also teases plenty of joyful and romantic moments. Some are with Conrad, and others are with Jeremiah. While the first teaser Prime Video released earlier in June definitely felt more pro-Conrad, this new video has treats for Team Jeremiah. In one scene, Belly and Jeremiah hold hands and look at each other lovingly while on the Tower of Terror. We love Jelly!
Amazon has announced that The Summer I Turned Pretty Season 2 will premiere July 14, with the first three episodes dropping at once. New episodes will drop every Friday until the season finale on Aug. 18. The cast had some fun making the announcement, which was shared in May.
Filming on Season 2 officially wrapped in November 2022. The show’s official Twitter account shared this adorable pic of some of the cast to prove it. What we’d like to know is: Where can we get our hands on one of those jackets?
MAJOR possible spoiler alert for Season 2: In the second book of Jenny Han’s trilogy, Susannah dies from breast cancer, which naturally has a deep effect on her sons. Amid the grief, Conrad runs away from home, and Belly and Jeremiah head out on a road trip to find him. Through it all, Belly and Jeremiah get closer and the love triangle deepens.
However, we don’t know how closely the TV adaptation will follow that storyline. Han’s TikToks have shown Rachel Blanchard, who plays Susannah, hanging out during Season 2 filming, indicating we’ll most likely see her character in the next installment. Whether those are flashbacks or present-day scenes remains to be seen. At the end of Season 1, Susannah agreed to start clinical trials for her cancer treatment, and Han has hinted that there will be more deviations from the books in Season 2. “There’s always gonna be changes here and there, so I guess you’ll just have to wait and see,” Han told E! News at the 20th Annual Asian American Awards on Dec. 17. “I’m the one doing the changes, so I guess get mad at me, because I’m the one who’s changing it!”
Most of the summer vacation house crew will be returning in Season 2, including the Conklins — Belly (Tung), her mother Laurel (Jackie Chung), and her brother Steven (Sean Kaufman) — as well as Conrad (Briney) and Jeremiah (Casalegno). Belly’s friends Taylor (Rain Spencer) and Cam (David Iacono) are also set to return.
On Aug. 31, 2022, Amazon announced two new cast members: Kyra Sedgwick and Elsie Fisher will be joining Season 2 in recurring roles. Fisher will be playing a character named Skye, who does not appear in the books.
Season 2 of TSITP will be available to stream exclusively on Prime Video. You can watch the full first season now.
Written by: Q1075