Amazon is adapting Jenny Han’s ‘The Summer I Turned Pretty’ for television

“For the longtime book fans, I think it will have been worth the wait.”


Amazon’s streaming service has greenlit another YA adaptation, this time turning Jenny Han’s The Summer I Turned Pretty into a television series.

Variety announced that the first book in Jenny Han’s Summer series is getting an eight-episode order. Han will be very involved as she has already written the pilot, according to the report. She will serve as executive producer and co-showrunner to the series.

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

The first book revolves around a girl named Belly as well as Jeremiah and Conrad — two brothers Belly’s known for ages. They’ve spent almost every summer together with their mothers in Cousins Beach, North Carolina. The book includes a love triangle between the three but also deals with friendship and family relationships.

Check out the book’s official synopsis here:

Belly measures her life in summers. Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August. Winters are simply a time to count the weeks until the next summer, a place away from the beach house, away from Susannah, and most importantly, away from Jeremiah and Conrad. They are the boys that Belly has known since her very first summer—they have been her brother figures, her crushes, and everything in between. But one summer, one terrible and wonderful summer, the more everything changes, the more it all ends up just the way it should have been all along.

“We love seeing Jenny Han’s relatable, rich storytelling in full force with The Summer I Turned Pretty,” said Albert Cheng, co-head of television at Amazon. “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 is best-known as the author of the To All the Boys series which was adapted into a movie trilogy for Netflix.

Are you excited for ‘The Summer I Turned Pretty’ television series? How do you feel about Han being so involved in the series?

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