Everything We Know About 'The Summer I Turned Pretty' Season 3

Fans will have to wait a while to return to Cousins Beach.

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When The Summer I Turned Pretty first premiered on Prime Video in June 2022, the teen drama based on Jenny Han's novel of the same name was a bubbly summer dream and the perfect escape for fans of complicated love triangles and vicarious heart-fluttering feelings. Season 2 of the teen series, based on the sequel novel It's Not Summer Without You, was much heavier. The second installment balanced a present-day crisis—in which Belly (Lola Tung), Conrad (Christopher Briney), and Jeremiah (Gavin Casalegno) have to reunite to keep their aunt (Kyra Sedgwick) from selling off the beloved Cousins beach house—with flashbacks to a year of loss and heartbreak, as Belly and the boys work through their grief from the loss of Fisher matriarch Susannah (Rachel Blanchard).

Several of the scenes are as emotional and moody as Conrad's day-to-day personality, with the lightest moments appearing once Belly and the Fisher brothers get over their love triangle long enough to be genuine friends—in addition to Steven (Sean Kaufman) and Taylor's (Rain Spencer) budding relationship and the welcome addition of the boys' cool cousin Skye (Elsie Fisher).

Season 2's eight episodes conclude with the Conklins and Fishers saving the summer house and Belly finally making a choice, choosing a future with Jeremiah over rekindling her relationship with Conrad. However, fans of the books know that this love triangle is not over yet. As Prime Video has already renewed the show for a third season, we're looking at the future of The Summer I Turned Pretty and everything we know about season 3.

When will 'The Summer I Turned Pretty' season 3 come out?

Unfortunately, fans have to wait a while to return to Cousins Beach. During Amazon's Upfront presentation on May 14, Deadline reported that TSITP creator Jenny Han revealed that season 3 will not come out until summer 2025, breaking from the teen romance's usual one-season-per-year release schedule.

Han still offered up a bit of good news, though: The upcoming installment has been expanded to 11 episodes, making it the longest The Summer I Turned Pretty season yet.

The news of season 3's delay is a bummer for fans, but it makes sense given how booked and busy some of the show's cast has been since season 2. Christopher Briney played the new Aaron Samuels in the recent Mean Girls musical movie, and Lola Tung recently made her Broadway debut, starring in the hit musical Hadestown. (As far as we know, a TSITP musical episode is still just a fever dream.)

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Despite their busy schedules, The Summer I Turned Pretty cast has since reunited, with season 3 currently in production. When it was announced that the series is set to return in 2025, Prime Video shared a video of the cast back on set where they were playing beach volleyball with one another.

In Deadline's report of Amazon's Upfront presentation, the outlet also shared that cast members Tung, Briney, and Casalegno spoke about how filming has been going.

“We’ve all been so close," said Briney. "It’s our third year, which is kind of crazy. I miss them a lot. We were away for a while ... So it’s good to be back, reunited, where it all started.”

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Jeremiah (Gavin Casalegno) and Conrad (Christopher Briney) in The Summer I Turned Pretty season 2.

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Who will be in the cast of 'The Summer I Turned Pretty' season 3?

Season 2 saw the show stick to its main cast of Conklins, Fishers, and friends, with unfortunately fewer appearances from the deb squad. If the show sticks with that trend, the most likely stars we'll see in season 3 include Lola Tung (Belly), Christopher Briney (Conrad), Gavin Casalegno (Jeremiah), Sean Kaufman (Steven), Jackie Chung (Laurel), Rain Spencer (Taylor), and David Iacono (Cam). Hopefully, season 2 additions Elsie Fisher (Skye) and Kyra Sedgwick (Julia) will also stick around, and Rachel Blanchard (Susannah) will likely be back for some tear-jerking flashbacks.

What will happen on 'The Summer I Turned Pretty' season 3?

The third book of Jenny Han's trilogy, We'll Always Have Summer, revisits Belly and the boys two years after the events of season 2. Belly and Jeremiah have been dating for two years while attending the same college, and they eventually decide to make their relationship forever. Meanwhile, Conrad has spent the past two years still loving Belly but feels like he lost his chance. However, as he and Belly spend lots of time together over the summer, they must face feelings that may have never gone away. So when season 3 arrives, expect a time jump, wedding planning, and renewed love triangle angst.

So far, Han has been tight-lipped on whether the new season will include any major changes from the books, recent additions to the cast like Aunt Julia and Skye, or Steven and Taylor's romance. In an interview with Deadline, she told the outlet, "I am looking forward to giving the fans the iconic moments of the third book that they’re expecting, but also looking forward to being able to hopefully surprise and delight them as well."

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