The third and final To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before movie may have premiered last month, but the series isn’t over just yet! Yep, according to reports, a brand new spinoff series about Anna Cathcart‘s character, Kitty, is in the works, and we have all the exciting details for you!
So what is going to go down in this new show, you ask? What will it be about? Who else is going to star in it? Will Lana Condor or Noah Centineo be in it? And when’s it going to come out? Not to worry, you guys, because we went ahead and broke it all down for you. Here’s everything you need to know…
What Do We Know About The New Show?
Deadline reported that the new half-hour romantic comedy series is going to follow Kitty — Lara Jean’s little sister — on her quest to find true love. Cathcart will reprise her roll as the energetic and fun-loving character, and Jenny Han — the author of the books that the three movies were based off of — has allegedly been hired as the creator, writer and executive producer for the new show.
It’s no surprised that Cathcart has signed on, since she couldn’t stop gushing over her character to Teen Vogue back in February 2021, when the third flick came out.
“I loved Kitty since day one. Her little witty one-liners are the best,” she said. “It’s so fun to think about what Kitty’s future might look like, because I feel like she could go in so many different directions with so many paths. Something that I love about Kitty, she’s so headstrong and she’s so confident. She knows what she wants and she’s going to get it. I definitely see her as president of student council.”
For those who forgot, Kitty was the one who mailed Lara Jean’s love letters out in the first movie, so she definitely had a pivotal role in what went down. And we can’t wait to see what’s next for her! Unfortunately, it’s still unclear when the new series will premiere or if Condor and Centineo will be involved, but we hope they release some more information soon!
Will There Ever Be A Fourth Movie?
As fans know, the movies were based off of a three-part book series written by Han. So after the third movie came out, everyone was left wondering — was that the final movie in the franchise or would there be another? Well, as of right now, there’s no plans for a fourth film to be made — but that hasn’t stopped Condor from hoping.
“I think never say never. [But] the third is all I know. To me, that’s the ending,” she told the New York Times in a new interview. “But I would really like to see Lara Jean and Peter in their mid-to-late 20s. Like they’ve gone through college and I want to see what they’re like in the work space.”
The actress continued, “I have this dream that Lara Jean is working in some realm of literature, I don’t know, in New York, writing, living her life. I personally have this feeling that they’re going to try to make it work in college, but they’re going to have to grow separately to be fully ready to come together. But I know for a fact that they’re going to get married; they’re going to live happily ever after. I just think they might need to grow as individuals first.”
She also admitted to Access that she’s in “denial” about the franchise being over.
“I’m so in denial, I can’t even tell you how delirious and in denial I am about this ending,” she joked. “It is completely bittersweet. I love love the world of To All The Boys and I love Lara Jean. It has been so formative in me as a young woman finding my own voice. It has impacted my life in ways I could never have imagined and so it feels like a part of me is, I don’t know. It feels like part of me is breaking. It’s so sad.”
And when asked about the possibility of her reprising her role as Lara Jean one more time by Entertainment Tonight, Condor gushed, “Oh god, I wish! I know that for what people have been telling me, there won’t be one but never say never. And I have this dream that maybe in 10 years, when Lara Jean and Peter are grown up and they’re professionals in the workplace and they’re adults, it’d be so cool to see them in that different light.”
As for the author, Han told the outlet that although the series was over, it wasn’t really goodbye for her.
“I think it’s about being excited to tell the story and there are so many stories that I want to tell,” she said. “And it’s never really goodbye because the characters live on. You can turn on Netflix and see them again. You can pick up a book and spend time with them. For me, even as a creator of it, they live on, they keep doing their thing.”
What Else Is Jenny Han Working On?
The new To All the Boys spinoff isn’t the only thing that fans have to look forward to from Han! Get this — the writer recently announced that she has another brand new series coming to Amazon! Yep, it’s called The Summer I Turned Pretty, and it sounds like it’s going to be so good.
According to Variety, the eight-episode show will be based off Han’s young adult novel of the same name. Han wrote the pilot for the series, and will also serve as co-showrunner and executive producer, alongside Gabrielle Stanton (who also was behind The Flash, Grey’s Anatomy and more), Karen Rosenfelt (who worked on the Twilight series), Paul Lee, Nne Ebong and Hope Hartman. Capital FM reported that it will follow Isabel “Belly” Conklin, “a teenager who spends her summer break with her mom, brother, her mother’s best friend and her two attractive sons who, for the first time, begin to really notice Isabel.” Variety described it as a “coming of age story about first love, first heartbreak, and the magic of a perfect summer.” Besides the love triangle, it will also focus on “the ever-evolving relationship between mothers and their children, and the enduring power of strong female friendship.”
“The Summer I Turned Pretty is many years in the making, and I’m so excited to tell Belly’s story in 2021,” the author told the outlet. “For the longtime book fans, I think it will have been worth the wait. For those newly discovering the Summer series, I hope you fall in love with these characters and this place that is so dear to my heart.”
The original book came out in 2009, and after it became wildly successful, Han went on to release two sequels, called It’s Not Summer Without You and We’ll Always Have Summer, in 2010 and 2011. Unfortunately, there’s no cast or release date just yet, but we hope they announce something soon!