John Ambrose McClaren just might give Peter Kavinsky a run for his money.
The movie, which the streaming service revealed to be one of their most re-watched original films of 2018, resonated with its viewers and breathed new life into the teen romantic comedy genre. With the movie’s release, Lana Condor and Noah Centineo became breakout stars after viewers fell in love with their relatable characters, Lara Jean Covey and Peter Kavinsky.
Now that the film has been confirmed for a sequel, fans want to know what is in store for all its characters. Ahead of its release, here’s everything we know about what’s coming after TATBILB.
Netflix has confirmed that a sequel is in the works.
In August 2018, Centineo spoke with Variety, stating that he and the rest of the cast would be very interested in continuing the story. “All I know is that every single person involved in the making of that film wants a sequel,” he said. “We’ve all talked about it in depth. I’ll do as many as they want me!”
Luckily, in December 2018, Netflix released a holiday-themed teaser to confirm that a To All the Boys sequel is on the way.
“Almost done with my Christmas list,” Condor says while lying on Lara Jean’s bed. “For Jenny [Han], I’ll just make her favorite chocolate chip cookies. For Noah? Noah kinda already has everything. [Receives FaceTime from Noah.] Noah! I was literally just thinking about what to get you for Christmas. By the way, if we’re going to do this thing, we’re going to need a new contract….One more thing. I get to tell the fans about our new little secret. I am so excited! It’s officially official! We are making the To All The Boys sequel!”
The sequel will (most likely) be titled P.S. I Love You.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is based on the first book in a trilogy by Jenny Han. The second book in the series is titled P.S. I Still Love You, so it would be a pretty good guess that the forthcoming movie title will also mirror the books. But who knows?
Your favorite characters will be returning.
In addition to Condor and Centineo being confirmed for the sequel, it looks like the rest of the Covey family will be returning as well. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Janel Parrish, Anna Cathcart, and John Corbett will return in the sequel to play Lara’s two sisters and dad. If the sequel follows the plot of Han’s book, Josh Sanderson, Lara Jean’s BFF Chris, and Chris’ cousin Genevieve will most likely make a return, but have yet to be confirmed.
Lara Jean may have a new love interest.
In the middle of the credits at the end of the movie, Lara Jean gets an unexpected visit from her former crush and letter recipient, John Ambrose McClaren from the Model UN. Now a few years older and ready to win Lara Jean’s heart, could he cause trouble in paradise for Lara and Peter?
Han confessed that John Ambrose is the main reason why she wrote a second book. She told IndieWire: “The whole reason why I wrote a second book was for the character of John Ambrose McClaren, who is a fan favorite, and he’s a favorite of mine, too.” Uh oh—Peter seems to have some major competition ahead.
Could he possibly cause Peter to fall from grace? When discussing a possible sequel, Centineo wondered to The Metro whether his character might “fall from his 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?” he suggested, musing on Peter’s fate in the second film.
Though Jordan Burtchett played John Ambrose in the film, Entertainment Weekly revealed in March that Jordan Fisher, who recently appeared in Rent: Live, has been cast in the role. Producer Matt Kaplan said, “Jordan’s charisma practically leaps off the screen with anything he does, whether it’s acting, singing, or dancing. There isn’t a more perfect guy who could believably shake things up in Lara Jean and Peter’s world.” Sounds dangerous!!
There’s two new characters in the film.
According to Han, there’s a new character called Stormy who will be in the sequel. IndieWire described Stormy as a “nursing home resident who has led a rich and exciting life, and teaches Lara Jean a thing or two about seizing the day, especially when it comes to romance.”
In addition to Stormy, Trevor Pike will be another new character with a role in the sequel. 13 Reasons Why star Ross Butler will be taking on the role and will play Peter Kavinsky’s best friend. This casting is very fitting considering that Butler and Centineo are best friends in real life.
The movie’s producer, Matt Kaplan, discussed the casting move with EW, stating that “We’re thrilled to announce that the endlessly charming Ross Butler has joined the cast of the To All the Boys sequel as Trevor Pike. His real-life friendship with Noah brings a natural chemistry and great rapport to the set and we can’t wait for fans to see this friendship play out onscreen.”
There’s no official release date yet.
Fans are going to have to wait for this one. We’re hoping the sequel will arrive on Netflix later this year, but nothing has been set in stone.
There’s only one way to get a good idea of what happens next.
Too antsy to know what happens next? Good news: P.S. I Still Love You is out and available to read if you’re dying to know what happens with Lara Jean and Peter.