Back in February, it was announced that the first book in Jenny’s Han’s Summer trilogy would be adapted into an eight-episode series by Amazon Studios with Han as the co-showrunner and executive producer. Now we have casting news!
Variety announced four of the major roles in the series: Belly, Susannah, Laurel and Conrad.
Here’s the cast of ‘The Summer I Turned Pretty’:
- Lola Tung will lead the cast as Belly, the main protagonist. Belly has always been in love with Conrad, who’s hardly noticed her. This is the summer she turns sixteen, and everything will change.
- Rachel Blanchard will play Susannah. She is Conrad and Jeremiah’s mother, and Belly’s mother’s best friend. She is very special to Belly and owns the home that all five spend every summer in.
- Jackie Chung will be Laurel, a novelist and Belly’s mother. She and her husband divorced the previous year and it’s stressing her out and affecting her writing.
- Finally, Christopher Briney has been cast as Conrad. He is a star athlete, an A-student, and the boy that’s had Belly’s heart for years. He has a brother Belly’s age named Jeremiah, whose actor is unknown at this time.
“We found our summer girl,” Han tweeted in reaction to the casting.
There are more parts to cast, but how do you like this casting so far?