- Based on the YA book series by Jenny Han, To All the Boys I've Loved Before is a popular movie series on Netflix.
- The second, To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You, dropped on February 2.
- The third and final movie has already been filmed, and will likely come out in 2020.
We're not ready to say goodbye to Lara Jean Song Covey (Lana Condor), the charming protagonist of the To All the Boys movie series on Netflix. Sadly, just one film stands between us and the end of Lara Jean's story. The third and final To All the Boys movie has already been filmed. While Netflix has yet to confirm the date, its IMDB page lists a 2020 release.
On February 12, the franchise's second installment, To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You, dropped on Netflix. The first movie, To All the Boys I've Loved Before, followed Lara Jean's budding relationship with inarguable heartthrob Peter Kavinsky (Noah Centineo). The second looks at what happens to their relationship after Lara Jean's elementary school crush, John Ambrose McClaren (Jordan Fisher), reenters the scene.
"It’s going from your fantasy idea of what it’s like to be in love, to what it’s like to actually be in a relationship," Jenny Han, author of the book series, tells OprahMag.com of Lara Jean's journey between the first and second movie. "Understanding that it takes work and it’s not just a pretty picture, or a fairy tale."
In the third movie, based on the Han's book Always and Forever, Lara Jean, our favorite high-schooler will go on her most challenging journey yet. According to Condor's conversation with Entertainment Tonight, Always and Forever, Lara Jean is the "definitely the most mature movie" in the series.
Here's what we can expect from To All the Boys: Always and Forever, Lara Jean.
When will To All the Boys 3 come out on Netflix?
To All the Boys: Always and Forever, Lara Jean and P.S. I Still Love You were filmed back-t0-back, Han confirms. "When we wrapped, everyone was crying," Han tells OprahMag.com.
In an emotional Instagram post written after filming officially wrapped, Condor wrote, "I’ve been really struggling how to put into words my feelings towards this ending...words will never be able to describe my love for Lara Jean."
So, To All the Boys 3 already exists. As for when we can watch the movie? Far less certain. Netflix has not yet announced an official release date.
However, we can take an educated guess based on the pattern of the previous movies' release dates. So far, the releases have all been coordinated to match the movie's events. For example, To All the Boys I've Loved Before was set during the start of Lara Jean's junior year, and came out in August 2018—back-to-school season. The second movie was similarly timed: Set over Valentine's Day, the film came out in February 2020.
Since Han's third book, Always and Forever, Lara Jean, opens during the fall of Lara Jean's senior year, we predict the third movie will be released in August or September of 2020. Either way, we won't have to wait long: The IMDB page lists a 2020 release.
The original cast will return.
The film's IMDB page says it all. Condor will return as Lara Jean (of course), and so will Centineo. Always and Forever, Lara Jean will focus on their love story. Also coming back are Madeleine Arthur as Christine, Lara's BFF, and Emilija Baranac as Gen, Lara Jean's rival (of sorts).
It wouldn't be To All the Boys without the Song Covey trio. Janel Parrish, whose character Margot Covey was in Scotland for most of the second movie, will be back, as will Kitty (Anna Cathcart). "You will see a lot more Margot in the third movie," Parrish told Entertainment Tonight.
Noticeably absent from the IMDB page are Fisher and Holland Taylor, who played Lara Jean's friend in the senior center. We can't confirm whether John Ambrose McClaren and Stormy will make appearances, and neither can Fisher. "I, Jordan Fisher, cannot confirm John Ambrose's involvement in the third film," the actor told Entertainment Tonight.
Dr. Covey will get his own love story.
By the end of the second To All the Boys movie, Dr. Covey (John Corbett) and his neighbor, Trina, were officially flirting.
Expect their relationship to deepen in the third movie. "One of my favorite parts of the third film is watching this budding relationship with our dad and his new lovely, beautiful, sexy woman," Janel Parrish told Entertainment Tonight.
Remember—Kitty predicted they would get engaged, and Kitty is never wrong.
The Song-Covey girls will visit Korea.
Margot, Lara Jean, and Kitty's mom was from South Korea. As a high school graduation present, Dr. Covey sends his daughters on a trip to visit their family.
The movie was partly filmed in Korea.
Last summer I was in Korea filming To All the Boys: Always and Forever, Lara Jean. In Seoul there’s a lot of traffic so you spend a lot of time chatting in the car. We had a young PA as our driver.— Jenny Han (@jennyhan) February 10, 2020
Peter and Lara Jean head off to college.
The kids are officially growing up! In the trilogy's final book, college acceptance and rejection letters pour in, signaling the end of high school—and the start of the real world.
Lara Jean's boyfriend, Peter, is accepted to the University of Virginia on a lacrosse scholarship. Meanwhile, Lara Jean is torn between two schools: the University of North Carolina and the College of William and Mary. How will her decision impact her relationship with Peter, and her own future?
"A lot of the third movie is based around college," Condor told Entertainment Tonight. "We tackle more real life because there's really no distractions. It's just him and I, and [we] figure it out."
To find out where Peter and Lara Jean leave their relationship, read Han's book. But Cathcart assures audiences of the ending's perfection. "It's beautiful by the end," Cathcart told Entertainment Tonight. And her character, Kitty, is never wrong—so we trust Cathcart.
There probably won't be a fourth movie.
Originally, there wasn't even supposed to be a third movie, either. Han thought she was done with the series after the second book. Then, she tried to write her next book—and Lara Jean kept speaking to her.
"I really ended up really missing Lara Jean and her world. So then I thought, Let me just do one more, because I want to spend a little more time with them and I really want to see everything come full circle," Han told OprahMag.com.
While Han doesn't rule out revisiting Lara Jean ("I never say no to anything"), it's not in her immediate plans. Consequently, the chances of a fourth movie are slim.
It's really goodbye, folks. Kids grow up so fast.
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