It’s finally Summer, and you’ve waited all year for this. Creator and Executive Producer Jenny Han and the cast of The Summer I Turned Pretty Season 2 seem very excited to welcome you back to Cousins Beach, and I’m here to tell you the wait is worth it because it’s going to be a summer you’ll never forget.
After a long-awaited year without our favorite cast and months of teasing, we were re-introduced to our favorite cast members on May 5th when Prime Video released a cheeky video announcing the new series premiere date and let us know that we would be getting weekly episodes instead of the full season at once — which seemed to receive mixed reviews on social media.
The Wait Is Almost Over
On June 8, we finally got a first look at the teaser trailer, which seemed to make the wait even harder. Fast forward to June 30, when fans were left screaming, crying, and yelling at their screens as they replayed The Summer I Turned Pretty Season 2 Official Trailer to get a feel for what was to come. We got a brief look at Lola Tung’s character, Isabel Conklin (Belly), go on an emotional rollercoaster throughout the season. From her relationship with Conrad (Christopher Briney), the outcome of Susannah’s (Rachel Blanchard) cancer, her brother Stephen’s (Sean Kaufman) graduation, prom, and the oh-so-dreamy look she gets from Jeremiah (Gavin Casalengo).
What To Expect This Season
During an interview with Today Show’s Hoda Kotb, Tung told us, “The characters go through a lot of growth and have experienced new things as you do when you grow up and are sort of learning how to deal with these new feelings and changes in their relationships.” “The second season grows up with these characters,” says Briney, and by the end of the summer, fans are going to understand what they mean by that. The episodes give a deeper elaboration on the previous season’s introduction to topics such as mental health — including Conrad’s panic attacks — the uniquely individual and difficult process of grief, and the complicated dynamics between family and friends.
The series starts off with a variety of flashbacks and brings us through the past year as Belly navigates new relationships, breakups, senior year, complicated family dynamics, and so much more as she attempts to bring back the magic of Cousins and the beach house after losing Susannah. Many fans have anticipated the struggle #TeamConrad stans would experience, and they’re not wrong. But for those on #TeamJeremiah, this is your season.
Fans get to spend the entire summer with the cast because, on July 14th, Amazon Prime Video will drop the first three episodes, followed by new episodes weekly until the season finale on August 18. Did someone say Summer Friday watch parties?
When to Stream
Here is the breakdown of when new episodes will come out on Prime Video each week:
- Episode 1: “Love Lost” – Friday, July 14, 2023
- Episode 2: “Love Scene” – Friday, July 14, 2023
- Episode 3: “Love Sick” – Friday, July 14, 2023
- Episode 4: “Love Game” – Friday, July 21, 2023
- Episode 5: “Love Fool” – Friday, July 28, 2023
- Episode 6: “Love Fest” – Friday, August 4, 2023
- Episode 7: “Love Affair” – Friday, August 11, 2023
- Episode 8: “Love Triangle” – Friday, August 18, 2023
There is so much excitement around the series premiere that even when you think you can’t wait any longer for the next episode, you’re bound to find some way to survive the suspense. Including a The Summer I Turned Pretty Season 2 Spotify playlist – COMING SOON – that includes all of the songs from this upcoming season. New songs will be added each week as episodes release so you can hold onto the romance, heartbreak, swoon-worthy moments, and angsty feelings that each episode is bound to bring you.
Block time off your calendars, request PTO, and grab snacks — and tissues — because Fridays this summer belong to Jenny Han and Amazon Prime Video.
In the words of Cam Cameron (David Iacomo), I love this for us.