‘To All the Boys’ Author Jenny Han Heads to Amazon with ‘The Summer I Turned Pretty’ Series

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To All the Boys author Jenny Han is taking her talents to Amazon. According to Variety, Han’s beloved YA novel The Summer I Turned Pretty will be adapted into an eight-episode series at Prime Video. The author wrote the pilot for The Summer I Turned Pretty series and will serve as a co-showrunner and executive producer on the project.

The first of three novels in Han’s popular trilogy, The Summer I Turned Pretty centers on the love triangle between a teenage girl, Isabel “Belly Conklin,” and two brothers. The multi-generational coming-of-age story explores relatable themes such as mother-daughter relationships, strong female friendships, and the first loves and first heartbreaks that come to define our lives. Han first released The Summer I Turned Pretty in 2009 and followed it up with two sequels: It’s Not Summer Without You (2010), and We’ll Always Have Summer (2011).

The Summer I Turned Pretty is many years in the making, and I’m so excited to tell Belly’s story in 2021,” said Han in a statement. “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.”

“We love seeing Jenny Han’s relatable, rich storytelling in full force with The Summer I Turned Pretty,” added Albert Cheng, COO and co-head of television for Amazon Studios. “In bringing this beloved novel to life as a television series, Jenny’s distinct voice will resonate with our global Prime Video audience, who are eager for more smart, funny and authentic Young Adult content.”

Han will be joined as co-showrunner by Gabrielle Stanton, best known for work on The Flash  and Grey’s Anatomy. Variety reports that Stanton will also executive produce alongside Paul Lee, Nne Ebong, and Hope Hartman for wiip, which will be co-producing with Amazon Studios.

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