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Amazon Studios orders The Summer I Turned Pretty

February 9, 2021

By Nik Roseveare

Amazon Studios has ordered a TV adaptation of Jenny Han’s series of young adult novers The Summer I Turned Pretty.

The eight-episode season will launch exclusively on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide on a date TBC, and is a co-production of Amazon Studios and wiip.

The Summer I Turned Pretty is a multigenerational drama that hinges on 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.

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 long-time 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.”

“Jenny Han has such a unique and authentic voice, her storytelling resonates so deeply with her millions of fans – we just love this show,” added Paul Lee, CEO, wiip. “We can’t wait to bring her timely series to a global audience with our friends at Amazon.”

“We love seeing Jenny Han’s relatable, rich storytelling in full force with The Summer I Turned Pretty,” commented 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.”

The pilot was written by Han, who will also showrun with Gabrielle Stanton. Han, Stanton and Karen Rosenfelt will serve as Executive Producers, along with Lee, Nne Ebong and Hope Hartman from wiip.

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