Netflix 'Upcoming Summer': Release date, spoilers and all about teen drama movie
'Upcoming Summer' tells us the story of a girl who fails to enter college and a carefree young man
Netflix is coming out with a brand-new youth drama and our hearts are already warm seeing the friendship! 'Upcoming Summer' is the latest addition to Netflix's teen movies that is expected to be quite refreshing.
'Upcoming Summer' follows the story of Chen Chen and Zheng Yu Xing, two very different people who unexpectedly cross paths, leading to the friendship of a lifetime. We follow the two students as they face life together, overcoming challenges and experiences on their journey of growing up. Time and circumstances test them leading to a bond stronger than before.
'Upcoming Summer' is set to release on October 3, 2021.
How to watch
'Upcoming Summer' will be streaming on Netflix.
'Upcoming Summer' tells us the story of a girl who fails to enter college and a carefree young man. Chen Chen failed the National College Entrance Examination while Zheng Yu Xing had to return to school because he missed the exams. The two end up meeting due to a lie crafted by Chen Chen to get their teachers and parents off their backs. Having met in their youth, the two friends always have each other to rely on as we see them take on the world and grow up all the while deepening their friendship.
When a white lie leads to unexpected results, Chen Chen and Zheng Yuxing forge a deep friendship and must face the harsh realities of growing up. A teen drama, we see the realities faced by the youth today as they struggle to take on new challenges the world throws at them.
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'Upcoming Summer' is written by Shen Yang and directed by Leste Chen.
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