It’s been just a few days since Netflix (finally) confirmed the sequel to To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, and there’s already a massive debate underway surrounding the casting of a major character. That’s right: It’s time to start preparing for the arrival of Model UN heartthrob John Ambrose McClaren.
While the character appeared in the briefest of cameos in a mid-credit scene in TATBILB, fans of Jenny Han’s trilogy know that John Ambrose plays a major part in the sequel, P.S. I Still Love You. While actor Jordan Burtchett played John Ambrose in the TATBILB cameo—in a scene that didn’t happen in the novel—rumors are swirling that the character will be recast for the sequel. At the very end of Netflix’s official sequel announcement (which entailed an adorable video of Lana Condor and Noah Centineo), Condor gets on the phone with a mysterious caller, telling them they’ll “make the perfect John Ambrose.”
Naturally, it didn’t take Twitter long to run wild with casting rumors and their own picks for the new character.
While Cole Sprouse has been widely speculated for the role—to very mixed responses—other casting suggestions have included Ansel Elgort, Shawn Mendes, and our new Dumplin’ crush, Luke Benward. And despite his brief appearance in TATBILB, it seems Burtchett has garnered some very loyal fans who are aggressively campaigning for his return. Yesterday, Burtchett confirmed on Twitter that he hasn’t been asked to reprise the role…yet.
While Netflix has yet to comment on any of the casting rumors, it’ll definitely be interesting to see where this one lands. Regardless, hold on to your Yakult, because there’s some serious drama in store for Peter Kavinsky and our beloved Lara Jean.