Amazon has ordered a series adaptation of Jenny Han’s YA novel The Summer I Turned Pretty, Variety has learned. Amazon has given the show an eight-episode order.
Han wrote the pilot for the series and will also serve as executive producer and co-showrunner.
“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 longtime 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.”
The Summer I Turned Pretty is described as 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 a coming-of-age story originally published in 2009.
“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 for 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 first novel in the Summer series was originally published in 2009. The sequels It’s Not Summer Without You and We’ll Always Have Summer followed in 2010 and 2011 respectively.
In addition to those three books, Han is known for writing the To All The Boys books, which have been adapted into a series of hit films at Netflix. The Amazon series will mark her first television writing credit. Reuters