Netflix is in discussions for a To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before sequel, so celebratory Yakults are in order. The Hollywood Reporter reports that Netflix has settled a multi-picture deal with Paramount, signaling a major shift in the Hollywood film industry. While media companies generally withhold films from streaming services, Paramount is set to supply the streaming giant with original films in exchange for revenue.
Among the first films in discussion for the new Paramount and Netflix deal? A To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before sequel.
Based on Jenny Han’s young adult novel of the same name, To All the Boys follows teen and hopeless romantic Lara Jean (Lana Condor), who must deal with the repercussions when her old love letters addressed to her crushes are mailed out. To All the Boys is the first of Han’s trilogy of the series, followed by P.S. I Still Love You and Always and Forever, Lara Jean. The Netflix film was produced by Will Smith’s production company Awesomeness, which Viacom (a Paramount parent company) acquired this year.
The film has not been officially confirmed yet (director Susan Johnson has since deleted an Instagram post that appeared to confirm the news), and no other details about the script have been disclosed, but fans can expect to catch up with Lara Jean and Peter in the potential sequel. And let’s not forget that the fifth (and final) recipient of Lara Jean’s letters, John Ambrose McClaren, makes a surprise appearance post-credits of the first film. In an interview with ET in August, Johnson teased that a potential sequel would focus on Lara Jean and Peter’s romantic struggles.
She added: “We’re so invested in Peter and Lara Jean, that seeing them go through struggles is going to be hard but also something everybody can relate to. The next shiny face comes in and you’re like, ‘oh shoot, this guy’s really nice too. What do I do?'”
We are both excited and nervous. More updates to come.