Lara Jean Covey’s story is coming to an finish however her creator is beginning a brand new chapter. “To All of the Boys” writer Jenny Han has a venture within the works at Amazon. The streamer ordered a sequence adaptation of her YA novel “The Summer season I Turned Fairly,” Variety reports.
Described as “a multigenerational drama that hinges on a love triangle between one lady and two brothers, the ever-evolving relationship between moms and their youngsters, and the enduring energy of robust feminine friendship,” “The Summer season I Turned Fairly” is a “coming-of-age story about old flame, first heartbreak, and the magic of that one good summer time.”
Printed in 2009, “The Summer season I Turned Fairly” was adopted up by 2010’s “It’s Not Summer season With out You,” and 2011’s “We’ll All the time Have Summer season.”
Han will write the pilot for the sequence and is ready to function co-showrunner alongside “Gray’s Anatomy” alumna Gabrielle Stanton. Han and Stanton are among the many venture’s exec producers.
“’The Summer season I Turned Fairly’ is a few years within the making, and I’m so excited to inform Stomach’s story in 2021,” mentioned Han. “For the longtime ebook followers, I feel it should have been well worth the wait. For these newly discovering the Summer season sequence, I hope you fall in love with these characters and this place that’s so expensive to my coronary heart.”
Albert Cheng, COO and co-head of tv for Amazon Studios, added, “We love seeing Jenny Han’s relatable, wealthy storytelling in full drive with ‘The Summer season I Turned Fairly.’ In bringing this beloved novel to life as a tv sequence, Jenny’s distinct voice will resonate with our world Prime Video viewers, who’re anticipating extra sensible, humorous, and genuine Younger Grownup content material.”
Han’s 2014 YA novel “To All of the Boys I’ve Liked Earlier than” served because the supply materials for the 2018 Netflix smash success of the identical title. The pic spawned two sequels: 2020’s “To All of the Boys: P.S. I Nonetheless Love You” and “To All of the Boys: All the time and Endlessly,” which launches this Friday, February 12. Lana Condor stars within the trilogy a couple of highschooler whose secret love letters get despatched out to her crushes.
“I feel that one of many largest struggles [of bringing ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’ to the screen] was to search out the appropriate companions who would conform to solid an Asian-American household, and to have Lara Jean, particularly, be Asian,” Han has revealed. “That was the most important problem. I feel that oftentimes what individuals say is, ‘We’d like an actress who’ll be capable to greenlight a film,’ and my counterargument to that’s all the time that, in the case of a teen film, you could have only a few individuals who can greenlight a film. It’s not going to be Tom Cruise or Julia Roberts — these are the individuals who greenlight films, and when it comes to younger expertise, it’s going to be a raffle it doesn’t matter what you do. Even when it’s any person with a extremely massive social media following, you simply don’t know if that’s going to translate into the film getting made.”
The writer defined, “With Asian-People actors, particularly, there’s been fewer alternatives for them in TV and movie, and fewer which have the power to truly make a profession out of it. It turns into a little bit of a rooster and egg state of affairs, the place they’re like, ‘Oh, however they’re not well-known names,’ however they haven’t had an opportunity to be in something but, both. You need to give individuals an opportunity to develop and evolve as nicely.”