Netflix Has Greenlit a Sequel to the Hit Teen Romance Film ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’

While The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is undoubtedly the best original movie Netflix has released to date, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before might be the first movie to show Netflix is capable of quality higher than direct-to-video fare that would have burned out at the box office.

Bright was the first Netflix movie to have actual buzz around it, but that buzz was because of how bad it was, coupled with writer Max Landis getting MeToo-ed the day it premiered. Bright did a lot of things well, but ultimately building an interesting world for future movies isn’t enough to make up for your movie having a weak, predictable plot.

To be fair to Bright, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before also had a fairly predictable plot. As I watched it I could see every plot point coming a mile away, right up to the surprise mid-credit scene. But the dialogue was so well-written and the cast, especially star Lana Condor, were so good that it didn’t matter that the plot wasn’t original. There were no great plot twists in any of John Hughes’s movies, either.

Which brings us to today’s announcement, made by Lana Condor (in character as Lara Jean) on her Instagram: To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before is getting a sequel.

The announcement didn’t give a name or any hints to the plot of the sequel, but one would imagine both will probably come from the second book in the trilogy the original film was based on: P.S. I Still Love You. Part of that book was adapted into the first film, but there’s more than enough plot left for a film, plus there’s a third book in the series after that, which I can only imagine will also be adapted for the silver screen… errr… silver stream.

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