3:45 pm EST, February 8, 2021

Jenny Han’s ‘The Summer I Turned Pretty’ to be adapted by Amazon

Jenny Han’s The Summer I Turned Pretty is gearing up to get the adaptation treatment over at Amazon Studios.

Fans of author Jenny Han can officially look forward to yet another one of the novelist’s hit young adult series getting the adaptation treatment.

According to Variety, Amazon Studios is officially in the process of developing a brand new television series based off of Jenny Han’s The Summer I Turned Pretty book series.

Described as a multigenerational drama, the story centers on a love triangle between one girl and two brothers. In addition, the story also delves into 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.

Currently, the adaptation has been given an eight episode order by Amazon. Excitingly, Han herself is involved behind the scenes on the project. In addition to having written the pilot for the series, Jenny Han is also set to serve as an executive producer, as well as co-showrunner on the series.

Han will be teaming with Gabrielle Stanton, who will also serve as co-showrunner and executive producer on the project.

Others involved behind the camera include Karen Rosenfelt, Paul Lee, Nne Ebong, and Hope Hartman, all of whom will produce.

In a statement announcing her involvement Han spoke of how much she’s looking forward to bringing The Summer I Turned Pretty to the small screen.

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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.”

Currently, there’s no word on when we can expect to see the adaptation debut via Amazon.

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