Amazon will adapt the “Summer” trilogy; original author Jenny Han at the helm – TBI Vision
Amazon Studios has commissioned an adaptation of Jenny Han’s young adult novel trilogy The summer when I became pretty.
The eight-part series is being co-produced by Amazon Studios and US-based Wiip for Prime Video, with original writer Han, who wrote the pilot, attached to the show alongside Gabrielle Stanton.
Han, Stanton and Karen Rosenfelt will also be executive producers, along with Wiip’s Paul Lee, Nne Ebong and Hope Hartman.
The summer when I became pretty is a multigenerational drama focusing on a love triangle between a daughter – Isabel ‘Belly’ Conklin – and two brothers and exploring the relationship between mothers and their children. The book series includes the novels The summer when I became pretty, It’s not summer without you and We will always have summer.
Han also wrote the To all the boys I’ve loved before series of books and was executive producer on all three Netflix film adaptations of the series – To all the boys I’ve loved before, To all the boys: PS I still love you, and To all the boys: always and forever.
“The summer when I became pretty has been in the works for many years and I’m so excited to tell Belly’s story in 2021, ”Han said. “For longtime book fans, I think it will have been worth the wait. For those who have recently discovered the Summer series, I hope you will fall in love with these characters and this place that means so much to me.