The first film was one of the most uplifting stuff to come out of 2018, and since two sequels (titled P.S. I Still Love You and Always and Forever, Lara Jean) followed the Jenny Han book on which the film had based, it’s a no-brainer that Netflix wants another chapter in this breezy, heart-swelling tale of love.
As details begin trickling in about the TATBILB sequel, here’s what we understand about the film so far.
Lana Condor will be back with Noah Centineo. Netflix confirmed that for the second film, the actors playing Lara Jean and Peter would be back. Condor and Centineo are even planning to create a Christmas agreement for their real-life relationship in the announcement video.
After Condor suggested that John Ambrose McClaren would be portrayed in the sequel by a new actor (and not Jordan Burchett, who described the character in a cameo in the first film), we can confirm that the role had recast with Jordan Fisher. From Rent, you may recognize him: Live, Dancing With The Stars, American Teenager’s Secret Life, and more.
Actors Anna Cathcart, Janel Parrish, and John Corbett have all signed on formally to replace their positions as sisters and dad of Lara Jean, respectively.
Madeleine Arthur will return as her best friend Christine, and Holland Taylor and Sarayu Blue also joined the sequel’s cast.
In spite of her intention to do so, the initial film director Susan Johnson will not return to the helm of the sequel due to a scheduling dispute. Johnson said in a statement. “Directing To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before was one of the great experiences of my life, and I’m grateful to the fans for their passionate support of the film.
I’m not going to direct the sequel because of the timing of my other projects, but as an executive producer, I’m looking forward to continuing to share the story of Lara Jean and being parallel to it. The screenwriter of the first film, Sofia Alvarez, will pen the script of the sequel.