OK, After fans, who is ready for more?! What started as a Harry Styles fan fiction of the same name by Anna Todd now has its own movie universe. Keep reading for everything to know. 

How Many ‘After’ Movies Are There?

The original series, starring Hero Fiennes Tiffin and Josephine Langford, consists of five movies — After, After We Collided,  After We Fell, After Ever Happy and After Everything.

Will There Be an ‘After’ Movie Spinoff?

Yes! Castille Landon, director of a few After movies, spoke of her excitement for the new films to Teen Vogue in April 2021. “The After universe just keeps expanding,” she said. “The fandom, and how excited they are and their input, it really does inspire us all as creators every single day.”

Author Anna, for her part, sat down with Refinery19 following the first movie’s release in April 2019 to talk about those dedicated fans.

'After' Universe: An Explanation of the Sequels, Prequel and Spinoff
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“I love making them [fans] mad and having characters do things they don’t want them to do,” joked the author. “I love getting angry emails, angry DMs. With the movie, I have a whole new readership. Now they’re at the angry part. Now, they’re emailing me, ‘I can’t believe this is happening!’ They’re so mad. There are all these new Wattpad [fan fiction website] comments.”

Now with the movies expanding, it’s difficult to pinpoint why fans are still, after all these years, so obsessed with Hardin and Tessa’s love story — Anna has a theory, though.


“It’s the intensity,” said Anna. “A lot of times in romance, characters get their happy endings so quickly. They meet, they have one conflict, they get it resolved, book’s over. They’re married, happy ever after. With Tessa and Hardin, even as a writer, I didn’t know if they were going to end up together. It’s up and down. I’ve had readers tell me it’s way more realistic, especially the older ones. They say this is much more like first love or first heartbreak than we typically see in books or movies.”

Will There Be an ‘After’ Movie Prequel?

The prequel is loosely based on the After series book Before, also written by Anna, and will focus on Hardin’s early life before meeting Tessa. Director Castille told Teen Vogue that the movie will be a “larger conversation” with a more expanded plot than the book. “He’s gone through a lot of trauma in his family life and in his relationships, and [we’ll] see more of that messiness before he meets Tessa and how that experience changes him,” she says. Hero Fiennes Tiffin, who plays Hardin in the other four movies, will not reprise his role in the film.

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