By now, it feels like everyone you’ve ever met in your life has seen and is now obsessed with To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. The Netflix rom-com has stolen hearts everywhere, thanks to Lara Jean and Peter Kavinsky’s ridiculously adorable love story – and the fact that the actors who play the beloved couple, Lana Condor and Noah Centineo, have the purest friendship ever IRL. No one can get enough of this movie and for good reason! And with that end credits scene that totally sets up a second film, we’re left wondering…
Is a sequel to To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before happening?
FINALLY, we have an answer and YES, IT’S COMING. The CEO of Viacom, Bob Bakish, confirmed that To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before 2 is the first movie that’s being made as part of Paramount’s multi-picture deal they now have with Netflix. Speaking at the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference in New York, according to Deadline, Bob said that the first movie “is one of the most-viewed films of all time on the platform” and he joked that the it “might have a sexier title over time.” But for now, all we need to know is that a sequel is happening so GET READY.
As previously revealed by The Hollywood Reporter, the movie was said to be in the works, but there weren’t many details quite yet. Their story broke down everything to know about how Paramount Pictures will now produce movies for Netflix, but To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before wasn’t made for Netflix. It was produced by Awesomeness and sold to the streaming service and the highly-anticipated sequel movie was the first that was on the table being discussed in this new Paramount/Netflix deal. Basically, it was all good vibes and now we know Netflix is all about making the sequel happen. SO WE CAN REJOICE. There are three books in author Jenny Han’s series the film is based on, so there’s obviously plenty of source material to go off of. The movie’s director, Susan Johnson, explained to Entertainment Tonight that another film is something everyone involved wanted to see too.
“We’re all attached contractually if we want to do the movie again, which is super exciting, and if our schedules all key up. Netflix said that their general timeframe is 28 days; they watch how well the movie does over the period of a month and once that’s over, they can make a decision about a sequel. I love the fans being vocal about it, the more, the better,” Susan said.
And we know, fans of the movie have made it known on social media just how much they love this gem of a film, and that passion is clearly not going unnoticed. As for the cast, they’re all about this sequel of course!
“All I know is that every single person involved in the making of that film wants a sequel,” Noah said to Variety. “We’ve all talked about it in depth. I’ll do as many as they want me!” And Lana totally agrees with Noah, telling People, “I know I can speak for the whole cast, we all want a sequel very badly. I think it would be crazy to not have a sequel.” Lana did admit though that she personally was getting worried that making a follow-up might not be as easy simply because the cast is all getting busy with various movie and TV roles.
“I’ve heard stuff, but I think there’s a very high chance we’ll get a sequel,” Lana said to Entertainment Tonight. “But they better hop on it pretty soon because Noah and I — I’m on the show [Deadly Class]. I’m doing a movie in Romania. He’s doing Charlie’s Angels. He’s doing another movie that he just booked. It comes down to availability and I hope they lock us in soon. What if we get a Season 2 [of Deadly Class]? Some shows get picked up for Seasons 2 and 3, and shoot back to back. I think they’re trying to be strategic but hopefully they’ll lock it in. Janel’s on [Pretty Little Liars] The Perfectionists, so like, they really gotta lock it down, I’m telling ya! We all want a sequel.”
Well, it looks like this really is happening after all, so time for the cast to free up some time! We need more Lara Jean and Peter in our lives, like yesterday if we’re being honest.
What will the sequel be about?
Noah already has some possible plotlines in mind and prepare yourself, because he wants to see the beloved Peter go down a bit of a darker path.
“Maybe Peter can fall from the pedestal? Maybe he can change into not-so-good of a guy? Maybe we can show the dimensions to different people. How we can be heroes in one moment and villains in another?” Noah said to Metro about what he hopes happens in another movie. Ugh, we can’t even imagine this! But Noah does make some solid points, and it would be interesting to see the many layers to Peter Kavinsky.
As we saw from the end of the first movie, there will be a character who’s going to shake things up though. John Ambrose McClaren comes to the Covey family’s door, flowers in hand, ready to talk to Lara Jean about the letter she sent him.
And according to Ms. Director herself Susan, this could mean trouble for LJ and Peter.
“The struggle of what that means and not having a contract and trust — all those issues that they talk about on the field at the very last scene,” Susan said to Entertainment Tonight. “Relationships are hard to navigate and they’ll find themselves in one. And they’ll discover what the next person might bring in John Ambrose McClaren. We’re so invested in Peter and Lara Jean, that seeing them go through struggles is going to be hard but also something everybody can relate to.”
Let’s hope whatever happens in this next movie our ship makes it out stronger than ever because we couldn’t survive the downfall of this relationship even though, you know, it’s just between two fictional characters. We need a love story to work out for once! And we have a feeling it’ll be Lara Jean and Peter.
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