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In production locally, ‘The Summer I Turned Pretty’ season 3 gets release date

Lola Tung (Belly) and Gavin Casalegno (Jeremiah) in season two, filmed in Wilmington, NC. (Prime Video/Erika Doss)

SOUTHEASTERN N.C. — Amazon MGM Studios revealed this week that fans of “The Summer I Turned Pretty” will get to indulge season three by summer 2025.

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The first two seasons of “The Summer I Turned Pretty” have been highly popular for the streamer. According to the announcement, season three will be supersized with 11 episodes rather than the normal seven and eight released previously.

The series is based on the young adult novel written by Jenny Han, originally published in 2009. “The Summer I Turned Pretty” was followed up by “It’s Not Summer Without You” and “We’ll Always Have Summer” released in the subsequent two years.

Han has been the showrunner of the series along with Saraha Kucserka. However, the author is making her directorial debut for season three as well, as announced in New York earlier this week.

Season two of “The Summer I Turned Pretty” aired last summer, as strikes halted productions nationwide. That stalled the filming of season three.

Crews set up pre-production at Cinespace in January. Currently cameras are rolling across town from beaches to downtown, St. James Episcopal Church to multiple small businesses, including Goody Goody Omelet House and Little Loaf Bakery. The show is expected to wrap by August.

By the time the third season airs, it will have been two years for fans to catch up on the love triangle of Belly (Lola Tung) and brothers Jeremiah (Gavin Casalegno) and Conrad (Christopher Briney). The coming-of-age story, which takes place in Cousins Beach, has her choosing Conrad in season one, but by the end of season two, things shift.

Season three sees Belly off to college, ultimately facing more love-struck decisions.

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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