Everything We Know About The Kissing Booth Sequel, Including the Worrying Plot of the New Book

Joey King, Jacob Elordi, and Joel Courtney will all be back for the Netflix follow up

By Lauren Piester Feb 22, 2019 9:54 PMTags
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Pucker up, Kissing Booth fans, because a sequel is on its way. 

A second installment of the popular Netflix original movie is happening, starring Joey King and Joel Courtney as the two best friends who made some unbreakable rules that got pretty broken, along with Jacob Elordi as the older brother who was the cause of the broken rules. 

King tweeted a cute teaser for the sequel on Valentine's Day, saying "YUP!!! WE ARE GETTING A SEQUEL!!!" The teaser was just a video of King and Courtney building another kissing booth before adding a 2 to the title, so it didn't really give us any clue of what might actually happen in The Kissing Booth 2

Renewed or Canceled: TV Show Fates Revealed

The first movie, which ended with Elle (King) riding off on Noah's (Elordi) motorcycle after he left for Harvard with a kind of "anything could happen" attitude, was based on the book by Beth Reekles. The book didn't used to have a sequel for a second movie to be based on, but Reekles just announced on Thursday that a second book is coming in January 2020, along with a novella featuring the first chapter of the sequel, coming May 2019. 

But for big fans of Elle and Noah, the details of the second book could mean we're in for a bit of a devastating follow up. 

Here's everything we know about what comes next in the story!

Trouble in Paradise

Just like the book it's based on, The Kissing Booth 2 introduces some new problems for Elle and Noah. 

"Elle Evans just had the most romantic summer of her life with her reformed bad-boy boyfriend Noah Flynn. But now Noah is off to Harvard, and Elle heads back to high school for her senior year. She'll have to juggle a long-distance relationship, getting into her dream college with her best friend Lee, and the complications brought on by a close friendship with a handsome, charismatic new classmate named Marco. When Noah grows close to a seemingly-perfect college girl, Elle will have to decide how much she trusts him and to whom her heart truly belongs."

A New Guy

Elle and Noah have a lot going on, including the new boy at school: Marco (Taylor Zakhar Perez). According to the trailer pretty much all the girls in school have got their eyes on him, but he seems particularly interested in/entertained by Elle. 


A New Girl

Noah also has a new friend in Chloe (Maisie Richardson-Sellers), a girl he meets and apparently gets pretty close to at Harvard. 

BFFs Forever?

Elle and her best friend Lee, whose friendship only just recovered from her dating his brother, have some more issues in their future as Elle might abandon her plans to go to college with him to go to college with Noah instead, because it's a piece of cake to switch your dreams from Berkeley to to Harvard. Lee does not appear thrilled when he discovers a secret Harvard brochure, though if we were him we wouldn't be that surprised at this point. 

The Kissing Booth Returns

There is another physical kissing booth in The Kissing Booth 2, and Elle and Lee are desperate to get Marco in on it, just in case you were worried it was called The Kissing Booth for no reason. 

Release Date

The Kissing Booth 2 will be released July 24, 2020! 

Everybody's Back

King, Elordi, and Courtney are all officially taking part in the new movie, and Reekles confirmed the cast of the first movie will also be in the second in early 2019. Molly Ringwald, Meganne Young, Morne Visser, Bianca Bosch, and Carson White are all also returning.

New cast members include Masie Richardson-Sellers and Taylor Perez.

Same Writer/Director

Just like the first movie, The Kissing Booth 2 was written and directed by Vince Marcello (along with Jay Arnold), with Ed Glauser, Andrew Cole-Bulgin, and Michele Weisler producing. Beth Reekles wrote the book series the movies are based on.

The Kissing Booth streams on Netflix.