Monday, February 8, 2021

Amazon Orders 8 Episodes of Drama 'The Summer I Turned Pretty' from Jenny Han and Gabrielle Stanton

Amazon has today given a series order to the original drama series The Summer I Turned Pretty based on the novel by Jenny Han. The first season will produce 8 episodes.

The drama follows 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.

Han created the series with Gabrielle Stanton (Haven, The Flash). They will executive produce with Paul Lee, Karen Rosenfelt, Nne Ebong and Hope Hartman. Amazon Studios and wiip will produce.

"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."

"We love seeing Jenny Han's relatable, rich storytelling in full force with The Summer I Turned Pretty," added Albert Cheng, COO and Co-Head of Television, 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."