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FYI, ‘TSITP’ Season 3 Is Coming & Will Have *11* Episodes

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We’ll always have new seasons of The Summer I Turned Pretty to look forward to… right? Each season of TSITP adapts one book from Jenny Han’s trilogy of the same name. Fans (including me!) have been waiting for Prime Video to confirm that the show will be coming back for a third season to adapt the series’ final book, We’ll Always Have Summer. It looks like we’ll have to keep waiting, however: Hollywood’s current WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes have halted all production on upcoming TV shows, including TSITP. Here’s what we know about a potential Season 3. Spoiler warning: Spoilers for We’ll Always Have Summer follow.

First, any filming on TSITP Season 3 has been put on pause. Prime Video knows how popular TSITP is with their viewers — that’s why they scheduled production on Season 3 to begin in Wilmington, North Carolina from June 5 to Nov. 6 before Season 2 had even premiered. However, Jenny Han confirmed to CBS that work on Season 3 can’t pick up until the writer’s strike is over.

On May 2, the Writers Guild of America (WGA) went on strike to demand better wages for screenwriters. Actors in Hollywood’s SAG-AFTRA union began striking alongside the WGA on July 14 in favor of better pay and protections against AI. Writers were striking by refusing to work on new or existing projects; they even set their scripts to the side. Actors were standing their ground by staying at home and did not promote any current or upcoming projects in interviews or on red carpets. Most of the entertainment industry came to a grinding halt until both unions’ demands were met. After months of striking, WGA and SAG-AFTRA’s negotiating committees came to agreements to end the months-long strike. So what does this mean for TSITP‘s fate in the long run?

Will The Summer I Turned Pretty have a Season 3?

Yes, Season 3 is officially confirmed! This is no surprise; the show is a massive success among Gen Z; Amazon reports that the Season 2 premiere “drew more than twice as many viewers as all of Season 1 in the first three days on Prime Video.” People can’t tear their eyes away from Belly, Conrad, and Jeremiah’s love triangle, and seeing as there’s a whole book’s worth of material yet to be adapted, fans are eager to watch the drama keep unfolding.

What do we know about the plot of TSITP Season 3?

Assuming Season 2 ends the way It’s Not Summer Without You does, and Season 3 follows the plot of We’ll Always Have Summer, we’ll catch up with Belly in college nearly two years later. She and Jeremiah get engaged to prove their commitment to each other, but their friends and families aren’t exactly happy about it (neither am I, TBH). The show is no stranger to changing details from the books, though, so the plot could end up being totally different.

We also know that Season 3 will up the ante with 10 episodes, making it the longest season yet. This should give the writers plenty room of play with the characters and their story arcs.

jeremiah, belly, and conrad in the summer i turned pretty
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Which cast members are coming back for Season 3?

No cast members have been confirmed for Season 3 yet, but we can probably assume the main cast like Lola Tung, Chris Briney, Gavin Casalegno, Sean Kaufman, and Rain Spencer will all be coming back. The first two seasons introduced new characters, like Skye and Aunt Julia, and brought old ones back, like Cam Cameron — we’ll see who makes the cut next!

Does TSITP Season 3 have a release date?

Seasons 1 and 2 of the show aired during the summers of 2022 and 2023, so many thought Season 3 was probably aiming for a summer 2024 release date. However, in a few TikToks posted on Dec. 12, fans shared screenshots of the series’ IMDB page which shows that Season 3 isn’t coming out until 2025.

On May 14, Prime Video announced during an inaugural presentation that Season 3 of TSITP will debut in Summer 2025. Though that seems so far away from now, the wait will definitely be worth it because this upcoming season is currently underway and will have 11 episodes.

Just one more year until we’re back in Cousins Beach, besties!

Fabiana Beuses is an entertainment journalist at Her Campus, where she interviews celebrities and professionally fangirls over pop culture phenomena. She previously served as the Editor-in-Chief of Her Campus at FSU and as Her Campus' Summer 2023 Entertainment & Culture Intern. She graduated from Florida State University with double majors in Media/Communication Studies and English (Editing, Writing, and Media) and a minor in Film Studies. When she's not polishing her latest article, you can find her browsing bookstore aisles, taste-testing vanilla lattes around town, or rewatching the Harry Potter series for the millionth time.