It's time to return to Cousins Beach! The Summer I Turned Pretty is coming back for a second season this summer. The multigenerational drama, based on Jenny Han's bestselling book trilogy, was renewed prior to the show's debut in 2022.
“When I decided to adapt ‘Summer’ for television, I knew we’d need more than one season to honor the story we are telling,” Han told Variety at the time. “To receive a second season pickup ahead of the premiere of Season 1 is beyond my wildest dreams. I am so grateful to Amazon Studios for this amazing vote of confidence in our show, and cannot wait to bring our incredible team back together to tell the next chapter in our story.”
During its premiere weekend, the hit series became the No. 1 show on Prime Video. Before we see what lies ahead for Belly and the rest of the Cousins Beach crew this summer, here is everything to know about Season 2 of The Summer I Turned Pretty.
What is the release date for Season 2 of The Summer I Turned Pretty?
Season 2 of The Summer I Turned Pretty will premiere on Friday, July 14.
How many episodes are in The Summer I Turned Pretty Season 2?
There are 8 episodes in the second season of The Summer I Turned Pretty.
Will all Season 2 episodes of The Summer I Turned Pretty drop at once?
Three episodes will be released on the day of the premiere followed by an episode per week until the finale on Aug. 18.
How to watch Season 2 of The Summer I Turned Pretty
The second season will stream on Prime Video. Before Season 2, catch up with Season 1, which is currently available on the streamer.
Is there a trailer for Season 2 of The Summer I Turned Pretty?
A trailer for Season 2 has not yet been released, but you can find it here once it drops.
Who is in the The Summer I Turned Pretty Season 2 cast?
The Cousins crew is back, along with other characters from Season 1 and some new faces...
Lola Tung (Belly)
Lola Tung plays Belly.
Sean Kaufman (Steven)
Sean Kaufman plays Belly's older brother Steven.
Christopher Briney (Conrad)
Christopher Briney plays Conrad.
Gavin Casalegno (Jeremiah)
Gavin Casalegno plays Jeremiah.
David Iacono (Cam)
David Iacono plays Cam.
Jackie Chung (Laurel)
Jackie Chung plays Belly and Steven's mother Laurel.
Rachel Blanchard (Susannah)
Rachel Blanchard plays Conrad and Jeremiah's mother Susannah.
Rain Spencer (Taylor)
Rain Spencer plays Belly's best friend Taylor.
Season 2 also welcomed Elsie Fisher and Kyra Sedgwick in recurring roles.
How did Season 1 of The Summer I Turned Pretty end?
SPOILERS: In the Season 1 finale, Belly attends the deb ball with Jeremiah. While Jeremiah is outside learning that his mother Susannah's cancer has returned, his brother Conrad—whom Belly has admittedly had a crush on "for like [her] whole life"—dances with her inside.
After finding out that his brother knew of their mom's cancer, Jeremiah punches Conrad at the event. While Susannah is reluctant to go through treatment again, explaining she wants "to be me when I go," her boys implore her to try a cancer treatment trial for them. In the kitchen with Laurel, Susannah reveals that she told her sons that she'd do the trial.
The episode ends with Belly and Conrad together at the beach. "I need you," he tells her. Belly informs Conrad that she wants him to want her, not need. "I do want you," he responds before kissing Belly. As the two kiss, Belly's voice is heard saying, "In this moment, I realized if this can happen, maybe anything can."
What will happen in Season 2 of The Summer I Turned Pretty?
Prime Video revealed the titles of the eight episodes ("Love Lost," "Love Scene," "Love Sick," "Love Game," "Love Fool," "Love Fest," "Love Affair" and "Love Triangle") so fans could speculate which of their favorite storylines from Han’s book It’s Not Summer Without You will hit the small screen in Season 2.
According to Prime Video, while Belly "used to count down the days until she could return to Cousins Beach," she is not sure summer will be the same with "Conrad and Jeremiah fighting over her heart and the return of Susannah's cancer." However, when "an unexpected visitor threatens the future of Susannah's beloved house, Belly has to rally the gang to come together—and to decide once and for all where her heart lies."