Once the After book series by author Anna Todd hit shelves, it became a global phenomenon leading to a film series. Starring Hero Fiennes Tiffin and Josephine Langford, the romance films first premiered in April 2019, and spawned three sequels, the final — After Ever Happy — which has yet to be released. The fan-favorite film series tells the love story between the fictional Hardin Scott (who is inspired by Harry Styles) and Tessa Young.

“There are so many layers that you slowly reveal to the audience. It’s obviously hard work and long hours and conflicting opinions, but the whole process of filming was fun,” Hero told W Magazine in April 2019 about playing his character. “We got so lucky in the cast and crew — I’m in touch with so many of them still today.”

While the second movie, After We Collided, premiered in October 2020 (amid the coronavirus pandemic), fans wondered what would happen with the final two films. Well, the cast traveled to Bulgaria and shot the final two installments back-to-back. The third, After We Fellpremiered in September 2021.

“It was really bittersweet because obviously, it was sad finishing it,” Josephine told TooFab in March 2021 about the After series coming to an end. “It doesn’t really feel like it’s over of it yet. I haven’t accepted it. I think that’s because the film just hasn’t come out, but yeah bittersweet.”

The Australian actress added, “It’s always funny finishing a movie because there’s never really this big last day with all the cast where it ends. It’s always like people are wrapping … [there’s a] three, four, five-week-long process when cast members are like dropping off. I feel like with these films it’s always me doing some random thing, like rolling out of the bed or sitting in a bathtub as the actual last thing in the last shot.”

While filming has come to an end for the OG cast, it was announced in April 2021 that the film franchise would be continuing with a prequel and sequel movie. According to Deadline‘s announcement, the prequel will feature a teenage version of Hardin Scott and showcase his upbringing before he appears as a college student in the first After movie. The sequel, on the other hand, will take place after all four After movies and tell the stories of Hardin and Tessa’s kids, Emery and Auden, along with their cousin, Addy.

Of course, with these major announcements, fans are dying to know if any OG After stars will be making a return. Scroll through our gallery to see what they’ve said so far. 

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