Now this is a total summer bummer.
After a sun-soaked season filled with romantic drama, boardwalk games and so many Taylor Swift music moments, The Summer I Turned Pretty's second season came to an end on Aug. 18. (To quote the "Delicate" singer: August really did slip away...)
The emotional finale gave viewers a much-needed conclusion to the love triangle between Belly (Lola Tung) and brothers Conrad (Christopher Briney) and Jeremiah (Gavin Casalegno), though fans of a certain Fisher boy can take comfort in knowing the Amazon Prime Video has renewed the series for a third season.
Based on the second book in Jenny Han's trilogy, It's Not Summer Without You, the show made several major changes to the source material, including the addition of two new characters, a major first for Belly that will shock fans who read the 2010 novel and a surprising romance that has delighted fans.
But that doesn't mean OG readers should stress over some of their favorite moments going MIA.
"Season two has to follow its own journey aside from the book," star Sean Kaufman, who plays Belly's old brother Steven, told E! News in an interview conducted before the SAG-AFTRA strike. "Jenny does a fantastic job for the book fans to tie a lot in. There'll be a lot of scenes where people are like, 'Oh snap, that's straight from the book.'"
Given that the book season two is based on came out more than a decade ago, Kaufman praised the way Han, who serves as showrunner, was able to update the series, saying, "She does a great job of finding new opportunities in 2023."
In season one, that meant making Jeremiah sexually fluid and exploring topics such as unconscious bias and classism. And in the latest season, a non-binary character is introduced.
Here are the biggest changes that TSITP made in season two:
The Summer I Turned Pretty is streaming on Amazon Prime Video.