The Summer I Turned Pretty: Amazon orders young adult series based on Jenny Han novels
James R | On 09, Feb 2021
Amazon Studios has ordered a TV adaptation of Jenny Han’s bestselling YA series The Summer I Turned Pretty. The pilot was written by Han, the author of the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series and an exec-producer on all three Netflix films based on them.
Han will also showrun with Gabrielle Stanton. Han, Stanton and Karen Rosenfelt will serve as Executive Producers, along with Paul Lee, Nne Ebong and Hope Hartman from wiip. The Summer I Turned Pretty is a multigenerational drama that hinges on a love triangle between one girl and two brothers, the ever-evolving relationship between mothers and their children, and the enduring power of strong female friendship. It is a coming-of-age story about first love, first heartbreak and the magic of that one perfect summer.
“The Summer I Turned Pretty is many years in the making and I’m so excited to tell Belly’s story in 2021,” said Han. “For the long-time book fans, I think it will have been worth the wait. For those newly discovering the Summer series, I hope you fall in love with these characters and this place that is so dear to my heart.”
“Jenny Han has such a unique and authentic voice, her storytelling resonates so deeply with her millions of fans – we just love this show,” said Paul Lee, CEO, wiip. “We can’t wait to bring her timely series to a global audience with our friends at Amazon.”
“We love seeing Jenny Han’s relatable, rich storytelling in full force with The Summer I Turned Pretty,” said Albert Cheng, COO and Co-Head of Television, Amazon Studios. “In bringing this beloved novel to life as a television series, Jenny’s distinct voice will resonate with our global Prime Video audience, who are eager for more smart, funny and authentic Young Adult content.”
The eight-episode season will launch exclusively on Prime Video worldwide.