All the details on ‘The Summer I Turned Pretty’

Attention, Jenny Han fans! The ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” author has big news. Han’s first book trilogy ‘The Summer I Turned Pretty’ is being adapted into a tv series for Amazon Prime. After months of waiting, there is a lot to know about the show before it hits the small screen. 

The first book in the ‘The Summer I Turned Pretty” series debuted back in 2009. The sequel, “It’s Not Summer Without You,” was released in 2010, with the final book in the series, “We’ll Always Have Summer” following in 2011. The Prime show will be following the first book — let’s dive into everything we know so far. 

According to IMDb, the first season of the show will be seven episodes long. In April 2021, the casting for the four main leads — Isabel “Belly” Conklin, brothers Jeremiah and Conrad Fisher and Susannah “Beck” Fisher — were announced. Since then, more supporting characters have been added to the cast. 

Main character Belly Conklin will be played by up and coming actress Lola Tung. The rest of the cast includes Gavin Casalegno as Jeremiah Fisher, Christopher Briney as Conrad Fisher, Jackie Chung as Laurel Conklin, Rachel Blanchard as Susannah Fisher and Sean Kaufman as Steven Conklin to round out the main leads. 

There has also been confirmation that there will be new characters added to the show. So far, casting has also been announced for other characters, Colin Ferguson as John Conklin, and Tom Everett Scott as Adam Fisher. There is no news about casting for Taylor Jewel or Cameron as of now. 

The official synopsis for ‘The Summer I Turned Pretty’ has been released by Amazon Studios: “’The Summer I Turned Pretty’ is a multigenerational drama that hinges on a love triangle between one girl and two brothers, the ever-loving relationship between mothers and their children and the enduring power of strong female friendship. It is a coming of age story about first love, first heartbreak and the magic of that one perfect summer.” 

After a lifetime of waiting, fans no longer have to wait on the announcement of when the show will premiere. It’s official — ‘The Summer I Turned Pretty” will drop on Amazon Prime on June 17! 

Along with the release date announcement came a teaser trailer, offering a glimpse at the scene where the Conklins and Fishers reunite at Cousins beach. We get a sneak peek at our three main leads — Belly, Jeremiah and Conrad.

Not only do we get to see the actors as their characters for the first time — there’s also another special surprise where the soundtrack is concerned.

The song featured in the teaser trailer was a song by none other than Taylor Swift herself. She partnered with the project and contributed “This Love (Taylor’s Version)” — one of her re-recordings from her 2014 album 1989. Swift released the full song the day after the teaser was dropped, surprising the many fans of the series who wanted a song of hers on the soundtrack.