'To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You': Release date, cast, plot, and all you need to know about Netflix's teen rom-com
Most of the cast is set to return for the sequel to the highly popular movie from Netflix based on the books of the same name by Jenny Han. Lana Condor and Noah Centineo reprise their roles of Lara Jean and Peter
'To All The Boys I've Loved Before' released on Netflix in August of 2018 to a warm welcome and holds a 97% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Starring Lana Condor and Noah Centineo as Lara Jean Covey and Peter Kavinsky, the central couple is based on the young adult novels of the same names from Jenny Han. This movie adapted from the first book of the same name and parts of the second book, 'P.S. I Still Love You'. The movie was so popular that it led to a spike in sales of Yakult, a Korean probiotic drink that is mentioned as a Korean yogurt smoothie in the film.
This year, Netflix didn't just announce a sequel, but a sequel to the sequel as well, meaning all books from the book series will be adapted. New characters will be seen in the second movie with old favorites making a return. The sequel is expected to be adapted from the second book and parts of the third book, 'Always and Forever'.
In the first movie, Lara Jean's secret letters to each of her crushes are sent out without her knowing. To avoid dealing with her sister's ex-boyfriend and her ex-crush, Josh, Lara Jean gets into a fake relationship with Peter Kavinsky which then becomes more real. While Peter's ex-girlfriend Genevieve creates problems, the two manage to affirm their relationship at the end of the first movie. In a mid-credits scene, John Ambrose - another one of LJ's former crushes - shows up at her doorstep holding flowers. We are waiting to see what the future holds for Lara and Peter.
'To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You' (TATB2) will premiere on BBC One on January 1st, 2020 and will air three episodes over three consecutive days. The first season will then be released on Netflix on January 4th, 2020.
Lara Jean and Peter are expected to still be together when the second movie starts, however, trouble starts brewing when Peter starts spending a lot of time with his ex-girlfriend, Genevieve, sometimes even lying to Lara Jean about it. Lara Jean reconnects with John Ambrose (who showed up in the mid-credits scene of the first movie) who plays a significant role in this movie. John Ambrose and Lara Jean knew each other while in Model UN, and amidst her problems with Peter, she starts growing closer to John. Meanwhile, Lara Jean volunteers to start a scrapbooking class at the Belleview retirement home, where she meets Stormy, an elderly woman with a feisty temper. Lara Jean starts confiding in Stormy who gives her relationship advice.
Lana Condor is an American actress and has also acted in 'X-Men: Apocalypse' and 'Deadly Class'. In TATB2, she plays the role of Lara Jean Covey, the middle of three daughters of Dr. Covey. Lara Jean is half Korean and her heritage is reflected in her personality. She is shy and quirky and loves scrapbooking and fashion. She is close to her sisters, Margot and Kitty, as well as her father. Her mother passed away before the story begins. Lara Jean is described as "a girl who falls in love easily", leading her to have more crushes than the average teenage girl.
Noah Centineo is an American actor also known for his roles in ABC drama 'The Fosters' and Netflix films 'Sierra Burgess Is a Loser' and 'The Perfect Date'. Centineo plays Peter Kavinsky, a lacrosse player who is considered to be the most handsome boy in Lara Jean's school. Peter is confident, nice, and thoughtful, and likes to joke around a lot.
Jordan Fisher is an American actor, dancer, and singer who is best known for his work in 'Hamilton', 'Dancing With The Stars', and 'The Secret Life of the American Teenager'. Fisher will play John Ambrose McClaren, Lara Jean's friend from Model UN. John Ambrose is sweet and someone Lara Jeans finds easy to be quiet with. He is confident and does not mind being alone and is quite smart.
Holland Taylor is an American actress and playwright best known for her roles in 'Legally Blonde' and 'Two and a Half Men'. She will play the role of Stormy, an elderly woman Lara Jean meets at the retirement center she volunteers at. Stormy is described in the books as being sassy, adventurous, and wild. Though she is old, she is always young at heart.
Additionally, Janel Parrish and Anna Cathcart are set to return as Lara Jean's older and younger sister respectively. John Corbett will reprise his role as Dr. Covey, Lara Jean's father, as will Madeleine Arthur and Emilija Baranac as Christine (Lara Jean's friend) and Genevieve. Ross Butler ('Riverdale', '13 Reasons Why') will be playing Trevor, Peter's best friend.
Susan Johnson is an American film producer and director. Johnson directed the first film, 'To All The Boys I've Loved Before' and will take on the role of the executive producer for the second film while the cinematographer for the first film, Michael Fimognari will be directing TATB2.
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