Lana Condor and Noah Centineo are officially returning for Netflix's To All The Boys I've Loved Before sequel. Based on the Jenny Han best-selling novel of the same name, the first film debuted on Netflix earlier this year. The charm at the center and chemistry between the two leads made it an instant hit.
The first To All The Boys I've Loved Before was not just a small hit for the streaming service, as it actually became one of their most watched movies of the year. The buzz around the movie only continued to grow, and made talks of a sequel start to pick up. The stars of the first film wanted it to happen, and then it appeared to be on the cusp of getting green lit last month. Paramount and Netflix were confirmed to be discussing plans for a sequel, and now Netflix has made it official.
Netflix utilized the chemistry between their leads to make the announcement happen. The company posted the below fun video on their social media accounts today, showing Condor debating what she should get Centineo for Christmas. As they discussed their next contract, Condor made the announcement fans of the first film had been waiting for. She will obviously be back as Lara Jean Covey, and Centineo will be back as Peter Kavinsky.
Sofia Alvarez is once again set to write the screenplay, which will adapt the second book in the series for the screen. Based on the ending of the above promo, it would appear that this adaptation will include the addition of John Ambrose. The character makes a small appearance at the end of the first film after finally receiving Lara Jean's love letter, but this tease by Condor and Netflix could indicate a recast to get someone of a larger profile. Without revealing all the details of the sequel's potential plot, Ambrose is heavily involved in the plot of the second book, titled P.S. I Still Love You.
Since Condor, Centineo, and Alvarez are all returning to their respective roles for the To All the Boys sequel, it's a bit more odd that director Susan Johnson has not yet been linked to return. This could just be the result of contract negotiations, which is fairly common after a successful first movie, but hopefully she will also make a return to the YA romantic-comedy franchise. There's unfortunately no further details on the production schedule for the movie, but Netflix is likely going to want to turn this around quickly. We'll have to wait for more news on when filming could begin and the casting of John Ambrose, but at least fans around the world can now rest assured that To All the Boys I've Loved Before is getting a sequel.