Netflix’s To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You, the sequel to 2018's To All the Boys I've Loved Before, casts American actor Ross Butler. Currently, he's part of Netflix's main cast for 13 Reasons Why, and has previously appeared in The CW series Riverdale.
Based on Jenny Han’s 2014 novel of the same name, To All the Boys I've Loved Before stars Lana Condor as Lara Jean, a teenager whose love letters are mailed to their subjects, including Noah Centineo’s Peter Kavinsky - one of Lara Jean’s former crushes. With its fresh comedy and endearing stars, To All the Boys I've Loved Before earned critical acclaim and ultimately became a pop culture phenomenon. In November 2018, Paramount officially confirmed a sequel, and Netflix confirmed their involvement shortly before Christmas. Last Month, the original film’s cinematographer, Michael Fimognari, was hired to direct To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You, and Jordan Fisher was cast as John Ambrose McClaren shortly after.
Per Netflix, Butler will portray Trevor Pike in To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You. The character is reportedly the best friend of Centineo’s Peter. On Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why, Butler stars as Zach Dempsey, with season 3 set to premiere sometime in 2019. In the past, he’s appeared in the television shows K.C. Undercover, Teen Wolf, and Riverdale season 1 as Reggie Mantle. His casting is especially significant for To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You, as Butler has a real-life friendship with the aforementioned Centineo. Netflix released an image of Centineo and Butler along with the annoucement, though it doesn't appear to be from the movie itself, it does demonstrate their off-screen friendship.
Though Susan Johnson won’t return to direct To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You, she’s still on board as a producer. In addition, Sofia Alvarez is back as the sequel’s screenwriter. While a specific release date hasn’t yet been set, To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You will reportedly premiere in 2020.
For Netflix, To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You creates some movie hype to complement the existing hype for the streaming service's most successful comedy series. Since To All the Boys I've Loved Before, Netflix has premiered a wide variety of original television programming, with series like Maniac and Sex Education gaining large followings, and The Kominsky Method and Russian Doll representing awards season contenders. Since Netflix’s recent feature film comedies haven’t necessarily become pop culture sensations like some of their feature drama films, the steady stream of casting news for To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You will surely please fans of the original film.