Open up a bottle of Yakult, because we could be seeing more of Lara Jean and Peter Kavinsky.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the movie is in talks to be one of the first movies released as a partnership between Paramount and Netflix, in which the legacy Hollywood studio would produce original films for the streaming service. The original movie was released under youth media company Awesomeness, which Viacom acquired back in August.
While the movie hasn’t officially been confirmed, director Susan Johnson posted a photo of the news Tuesday on Instagram and wrote that the cat was “out of the bag,” before later deleting the post.
Few details about the possible sequel have come out, but “every single person involved in the making of” the first film is game, Noah Centineo, the internet’s boyfriend and the actor behind Peter Kavinsky, told Variety in August.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Johnson said a sequel would likely follow the next book in the “To All The Boys” trilogy by Jenny Han, as the first movie was based on the book of the same name. This time around, the relationship between Lara Jean and Peter Kavinsky might take a few hits ― one being John Ambrose McClaren, one of the boys to whom Lara Jean had written.
“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,” Johnson said of Lara Jean and Peter’s next chapter. “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.”
“To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” earned praise for warmly depicting adolescence, as well as for featuring an Asian-American heroine — one of several landmark movies for Asian representation in Hollywood released this summer.
The movie was one of Netflix’s most-watched original movies ever, the streaming giant revealed in its latest quarterly earnings report.
Marina Fang contributed reporting.
Clarification: Language in this story has been updated to note that director Susan Johnson deleted her Instagram post about the movie, and the headline and language throughout has been updated to reflect that the movie is not officially confirmed.