'The Summer I Turned Pretty' season 3: Everything we know so far

The Summer I Turned Pretty season 2 poster art featuring the cast
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Get ready for more summer drama. "The Summer I Turned Pretty" is returning for season 3 in summer 2025. Prime Video announced the coming-of-age series will be back with an extended 11 episode third season.

Based on Jenny Han's book trilogy, "The Summer I Turned Pretty" follows teenager Isabel "Belly" Conklin as she vacations every summer at a beach house with her family friends, the Fisher brothers Jeremiah and Conrad, and their mom. Belly has always had a crush on the brooding Conrad, but over the years, her relationships with both brothers have begun to evolve in complicated ways.

Season 3 will pick up where season 2 left off, with Belly continuing to navigate her tangled feelings for Conrad and Jeremiah. With 11 episodes, fans can expect even more beachside antics, love triangles, and growing pains as Belly figures out who she wants to be.

While an exact premiere date hasn't been set yet, the expanded episode order hints at an eventful next chapter for Belly and the Fisher brothers. Get ready for more summer drama when season 3 hits Prime Video in 2025. Here's everything we know about season 3.

'The Summer I Turned Pretty' season 3 release date window

During Amazon's upfront presentation to advertisers on May 14, the company announced that "The Summer I Turned Pretty" season 3 will premiere in summer 2025. 

Prime Video announced it had renewed the show in August 2023. Author Jenny Han took to TikTok with a clip of stars Lola Tung, Sean Kaufman, Gavin Casalegno, and Christopher Briney to announce the good news. "Surprise! There’ll be another summer," she wrote. "We’ll be back for season 3 as soon as we’re able.”

Fans crossed their fingers for season 3 to drop in summer 2024, which would follow the pattern of the show's first two season drops one year after the other in summer 2022 and summer 2023. However, it looks like the third season is delayed by a year. 

To make up for that, season 3 will consist of 11 episodes — one more than the previously announced 10 and more than season 1's seven episodes and season 2's eight. 

There's a silver lining, though – filming for season 3 is currently happening in North Carolina, the same location both seasons 1 and 2 took place in. So while you'll have to wait a while to see what happens next, you can take comfort in the fact that the new episodes are currently being made as we speak!

'The Summer I Turned Pretty' season 3 cast

Christopher Briney as Conrad and Lola Tung as Belly in The Summer I Turned Pretty

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"The Summer I Turned Pretty" is centered on three leads: Lola Tung as Isabel “Belly” Conklin, a teen who finds herself in the middle of a love triangle with the two Fisher brothers, with Gavin Casalegno as Jeremiah Fisher and Christopher Briney as Conrad Fisher

The main three will likely be joined by the cast members who bring the rest of their families and friends to life, including: 

  • Sean Kaufman as Steven Conklin, Belly’s sarcastic and high-achieving older brother
  • Jackie Chung as Laurel Park, Belly’s recently-divorced novelist mother
  • Colin Ferguson as John Conklin, Belly’s father and self-proclaimed “rad dad” 
  • Rachel Blanchard as Susannah Fisher, Laurel’s best friend and Conrad and Jeremiah’s mother (deceased)
  • Tom Everett Scott as Adam Fisher, father of Conrad and Jeremiah Fisher
  • Rain Spencer as Taylor Madison Jewel, Belly’s best friend and certified queen bee
  • Kyra Sedgwick as Julia, Conrad and Jeremiah's aunt
  • Elsie Fisher as Skye, Conrad and Jeremiah's cousin
  • Alfredo Narciso as Cleveland Castillo, Laurel's friend/love interest
  • David Iacono as Cam, Belly’s friend and local skater boy 

'The Summer I Turned Pretty' season 3 plot and season 2 ending explained

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The return of "The Summer I Turned Pretty" season 3 will likely pick up right after the game-changing finale that saw Belly seemingly falling in love with Jeremiah as a heartbroken Conrad stands by. Here's how things went down:

After Conrad interrupts Belly and Jeremiah kissing, it’s as awkward as it sounds. Next up? A painfully uncomfortable car ride, where Conrad isn’t hiding his anger one bit.

When a dangerous storm rolls in, the trio is forced to hunker down for the night in a motel room. The three must deal with the wild feelings and high tension between them and wait out the storm. Conrad and Jeremiah opt for the floor, leaving the bed to Belly.

During the night, Conrad and Jeremiah have a real, raw conversation and make a pact: They won't let their feelings for Belly ruin their bond as brothers. Conrad acts as if he’s moved on from Belly, aiming to give Jeremiah and Belly a shot at happiness.

Christopher Briney (Conrad), Gavin Casalegno (Jeremiah) in The Summer I Turned Pretty

(Image credit: Amazon Studios)

Belly decides to make it official with Jeremiah. They’re all smiles as Jeremiah takes her to volleyball camp, completely unaware that Conrad is quietly hurting, still very much in love with Belly. 

As far as season 3's plot, nothing is set in stone just yet. But we do have some ideas on where the story could go. For those who haven't read the book trilogy, consider this your spoiler warning. 

MAJOR book spoilers await beyond this point.

So far, the series has adhered closely to the first two books in the trilogy, "The Summer I Turned Pretty" and "It's Not Summer Without You." Though there have been a few changes here and there, we can safely assume season 3's plot will mostly follow the third and final book, "We'll Always Have Summer."

If the story doesn't veer off completely, we'll likely see a two-year time jump occur. Belly and Jeremiah are in a happy relationship at first, but when she learns that Jeremiah had a fling during a break in their relationship, she walks away. Desperate to make things right,  Jeremiah proposes, and Belly says yes — despite their families' doubts. 

Wedding plans are set, and they’re going to tie the knot at Susannah's beach house. There’s just one hiccup: Conrad is living there. Seeing him again, Belly’s heart reminds her that Conrad has always been her number one.

Facing this truth, Belly and Jeremiah decide to end their engagement. With her heart on the mend, Belly jets off to Spain to study abroad. Meanwhile, Conrad starts sending her heartfelt letters. Love rekindles between them, and as the book closes, they’re saying "I do" in the midst of a rainstorm before jumping into the ocean — tuxedo, wedding dress, and all. 

Whether "The Summer I Turned Pretty" season 3 traces this path, it's clear broken hearts and hurt feelings will abound. The love triangle has not been solved!

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Brittany Vincent

Brittany Vincent has been covering video games and tech for over 13 years for publications including Tom's Guide, MTV, Rolling Stone, CNN, Popular Science, Playboy, IGN, GamesRadar, Polygon, Kotaku, Maxim, and more. She's also appeared as a panelist at video game conventions like PAX East and PAX West and has coordinated social media for companies like CNET. When she's not writing or gaming, she's looking for the next great visual novel in the vein of Saya no Uta. You can follow her on Twitter @MolotovCupcake.

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