U.S. Markets closed

Lana Condor Reveals "TATBILB" Sequel Will Feature New Character "Just as Charming as Noah"

Tamara Fuentes, Carolyn Twersky
Photo credit: Netflix

From Seventeen

If you're like us, you've already seen To All the Boys I've Loved Before multiple times and are so excited for the sequel so you can spend more time with Lara Jean and Peter. Thankfully, Netflix has granted our wish and another movie will be happening. Keep up to date with everything you need to know about To All the Boys I've Loved Before 2 while you wait anxiously for it to hit Netflix.

Here's everything we know about the movie so far...

When does production start for P.S. I Still Love You?

Lana Condor is obviously super excited to be playing Lara Jean again in P.S. I Still Love You and she just revealed that she'll be back in her platform shoes much sooner than you think.

"We have a start date, but I can't tell you," she told Entertainment Tonight. "But we are going to start shooting hopefully pretty soon, which will be awesome! We have a new character, John Ambrose, coming in to rival Noah, Peter Kavinsky. I don't know who's been cast in that role, but I'm hopeful that it's someone just as charming as Noah."

The sooner they start, the sooner the sequel will come out! Lana is currently working on Deadly Class, while Noah Centineo has been working on several projects, including directing.

Here's hoping we'll get some cute BTS photos when they reunite.

Luke Benward talks about possibly being in the sequel.

Dumplin' star Luke Benward is BFFs with Noah Centineo, so does that mean he'll have a role in the sequel? He's been retweeting messages and replying on posts from fans that are hoping he'll be playing John Ambrose, but now he's setting the record straight.

"Honestly, I'm just messing around. There's nothing to it right now. I just like playing with people. People were getting excited about it, I thought might as well instigate a little bit," he told Entertainment Tonight. "Yeah, I'm an antagonizer. I have been since I've been a little kid, so sometimes I can't resist."

Despite being one of the names currently tossed around for the role, Luke revealed that he also doesn't even remember John Ambrose from the movie.

"Yeah, absolutely. I'll be honest, I don't really remember John Ambrose. I'll probably have to watch the movie again but like I said, I'd love to work with my boy. We'll have to see how it shakes down, but I'm not opposed to it," he said.

Anna Cathcart has some ideas for Kitty in the sequel.

Anna Catchart pretty much had the same reaction that I had when heard there would be a second TATBILB. "I was screaming when I found out the news, it still hasn’t sunk in," she told Teen Vogue.

As far as her character Kitty goes, Anna hopes her storyline is similar to that in the book, where Kitty starts meddling in her father's love life to set him up on a date with their neighbor. "I think it would be so cute that she’s super into her dad’s love life," Anna said.
"She’s trying to make him happy, she’s trying to get the family back together because she doesn’t really remember her mom as much as the other sisters do."

Anna has some other ideas for the movie too, and this one includes a furry friend. "Something I really really want to happen is that Kitty gets a dog," she said. "Because Kitty gets a dog in the book, so this needs to happen people. Seriously. My biggest wish, she needs Jamie Fox-Pickle, that’s the name of her dog in the book and that’s pretty adorable."

Anyone else want to sign my petition, Get Kitty Covey a Dog in the To All the Boys Sequel? I'm currently raising awareness.

One possible contender for Jamie Fox-Pickle could be Lana's new pal, Emma, whom she adopted recently. "Oh god, I love Lana’s dog," Anna said. "I was freaking out, I texted her right away, losing my mind, and was like ‘No. Way. I need to meet her right now.'" Honestly, same.

There's one scene Lana Condor wants from the book.

Lana is super excited to get started on P.S. I Still Love You and she's already throwing out some ideas of what she would like to see for Lara Jean. There's one scene that she's hoping makes the move from book to movie.

"I love when Lara Jean and John Ambrose go to the [nursing] home. I love the snow... that moment when John Ambrose and her are in the snow playing," she told Entertainment Tonight. "When I read that, it was romantic to me. Every little girl thinks about a kiss in the snow with someone that they might like. For me, I would love [it] more than anything ‘cause it’s romantic and cute!"

Peter Kavinsky better look out, cause it seems like John Ambrose will be some big competition.

Peter May Get Dumped.

Yup, you read that right. The beautiful, charismatic, Peter Kavinsky may get dumped in the To All the Boys sequel. Noah mentioned wanted some competition in number two, but this may be too much! Lana Condor dished on the possible drama to Elle.

"There's going to be a major new love interest," she said. "The first one was with Josh and Peter, but in the second movie it's going to be a major new character that’s going to challenge Peter quite a bit and fight over me, which is not a bad thing."

Of course, someone has to dump Peter, and Lana is a little nervous about being the one to do it, you know, considering Noah's hundreds of thousands of adoring fans and the possibility of some sort of backlash from them. "I actually have that fear," Lana said. "I’m scared."

Lana doesn't even know who the new guy may be. "We're working really hard to find someone that's perfect and just as charismatic as Peter, which is hard to do."

Get ready Internet, I'm guessing we are going to get a new boyfriend very soon.

Noah has some big ideas for the sequel.

Yes, the To All the Boys Sequel is technically written, thanks to author Jenny Han's genius work P.S. I Still Love You, but the verdict is still out as to whether or not the second movie will follow the second book closely or attempt to tell a different story.

Regardless, Noah has a few of his own ideas for the second movie, and they might remind you of another, more magical love story.

When it comes to his character, Peter, Noah isn't afraid of a little competition. "I want people to get behind John [Ambrose McClaren], I want people to get behind Josh [Sanderson], I want people to get behind all the characters," he told Entertainment Weekly. "I would like to see fans bicker about it and have it be like the whole Edward Cullen-Jacob thing [from Twilight]. I love that."

A Twilight-esque love triangle? I am so into it. Who's making Team Peter shirts because you can put me down for one!

On top of that possible romantic plot line, Noah also hopes that Peter grows as a person in the TALBILB sequel. "I think Peter could be more vulnerable and jealous," he said. "He’s not a super evolved person, so there’s always more to explore and develop."

Lana Condor has similar hopes for her character, Lara Jean. She told EW that she wants Lara Jean to up her confidence in the sequel. "It’s in her nature to not be confrontational, so when people are mean to her or things happen to her that aren’t necessarily great, I think sometimes she’s just like 'Okay well I guess that’s life,'" she said. "What would be exciting for me is for her to stand up for herself a little bit more."

Well, nothing makes you confident like having three hot guys fight over you, am I right?

Noah Centineo is very excited for one specific reason.

Now that the To All the Boys I've Loved Before sequel is officially happening, we no longer have to dream about the Lana Condor/Noah Centineo reunion we've been waiting for. They'll be back to filming in no time and Noah is just as excited about it as we are.

He explained to People that there are multiple reasons why he wants to do the sequel. "One, just because it’s such a great story and it needs to be finished," he said. "The story has to be told. And two, because I miss Lana. I miss the f*ck out of Lana and Israel [Broussard], Trezzo [Mahoro] and everyone. I can’t wait to see everybody and hang out again. That was such a treasure, being in Vancouver with them."

Yes! We can't wait to be bombarded with Instagram stories and vids of the cast all hanging out together again!

Is P.S. I Still Love You officially happening?

P.S. I Still Love You is officially happening! Deadline has reported that the To All the Boys I've Loved Before sequel will be the first film that Netflix/Paramount will make together in their new deal.

Bob Bakish said that the sequel "might have a sexier title over time," but we don't doubt it will still follow the same plot as the original novel.

Unlike the previous film, Paramount and Netflix will be working together to create the film (Paramount owns Viacom who owns Awesomeness Films, the original producers of the film).

Writer Jenny Han previously opened up about how much the cast would love to reunite for a sequel.

"The whole cast would love to do it. I think we all would love for that to happen," she said at Vulture Festival, according to Deadline. "Everyone has said that."

TATBILB's director, Susan Johnson told Entertainment Tonight that the whole team is "attached contractually if [they] want to do the movie again, which is super exciting." She also explained that usually Netflix likes to wait a month to see how the movie does before they decide whether or not to do a sequel. "Netflix said that their general timeframe is 28 days; they watch how well the movie does over the period of a month and once that’s over, they can make a decision about a sequel." Considering the fact that the movie has blown up since its release, we can probably see a sequel in our future. "I love the fans being vocal about it, the more, the better."

Even better, Jenny Han, who wrote the book the movie is based on, is in for a sequel. "I would love it," she told ET. "If people want more, then I want to be able to give them more."

What has Noah Centineo said about it?

Noah Centineo and the rest of the cast really want to make this movie happen and he was pretty open about it when he talked to Seventeen about the possibility of a sequel.

"Yeah! F*ck yeah! I would love to. That would be such a gift. I would absolutely love to," he told Seventeen. "That would be a gift to be able to go back to Vancouver and hang out with Lana, Israel, and Trezzo, and everyone. That would be a gift."

As for where we would see Peter Kavinsky, he reassured fans of the book series that it'll likely be the same.

"Well, you know, it’s already written, so I don’t really have a say in it."

Here's hoping they make it happen!

The Cast May Not Have Time

Before you freak out, remember that the To All the Boys cast and crew want a sequel just as much as the rest of us and they think it will happen. "I’ve heard stuff, but I think there’s a very high chance we’ll get a sequel," Lana Condor told Entertainment Tonight. But, if it's really going to come to fruition, everyone needs to get it together and book Noah and Lana because their schedules are getting busy!

Noah just got another movie, on top of Charlie's Angels, which he's currently shooting. And Lana's new show Deadly Class is coming out in January. If things go well and the show gets renewed, she's going to be busy for awhile. "It comes down to availability," she explained. "And I hope they lock us in soon."

Netflix! What are you waiting for? Give the people what they want and lock these actors down already!

There's a Petition for a Sequel

While there hasn't been any word on whether there will be a sequel for our new favorite film, fans are taking matters into their own hands to try and make it happen. Rebecca G. created a petition asking Netflix to order a sequel and over 8,000 people have signed it so far.

While the petition praises the film for being important for Asian-American representation in media, Rebecca is also asking them to recast Israel Broussard as Josh after his controversial tweet resurfaced. While Broussard has since apologized for the tweets, Rebecca writes, "The "To All the Boys I've Loved Before" sequels don't need Broussard as Josh - but we need more Lara Jean and Peter Kavinsky."

Fans Want The Rock to Make an Appearance

There's no doubt that Netflix will try to make P.S. I Still Love You even bigger than To All the Boys I've Loved Before, and fans already have some ideas they hope to see put in place.

Lana Condor tweeted out to The Rock, calling him fitness goals as she worked out.

The Rock replied back to her, giving her some encouragement during her workout. Lana then replied with the most relatable Moana reference ever.

Fans were quick to see the adorable exchange between them and even said that this could be a way to get The Rock into the sequel.

They had different ideas for who he could play, including Peter's dad.

Come on, Netflix. Please make this happen.

What would the sequel be about?

Well, in case you missed it, there was a special mid-credits scene that might have hinted as to what we can expect. In it, John Ambrose McClaren (YES, MODEL UN GUY) shows up at Lara Jean's door with flowers and the love letter that she wrote to him. Kitty is the one who answers the door and she lets Lara Jean know that there's somewhere there to see her. It's likely that the movie will start from John's surprise return and how it'll affect her relationship with Peter.

The script for the movie isn't written yet, but Susan has some ideas about what the movie will dive into. It seems like John Ambrose McClaren's arrival may make things between Lara Jean and Peter pretty complicated.

"Relationships are hard to navigate and they’ll find themselves in one," said Susan. "And they’ll discover what the next person might bring in John Ambrose McClaren...The next shiny face comes in and you’re like, Oh shoot, this guy’s really nice too. What do I do?."

On top of that, Josh Sanderson will probably play a larger role in the sequel. Originally, To All the Boys dove into the love triangle between Lara Jean, Peter, and Josh more, but they cut a lot of those scenes out. "It wasn’t avoided but it was certainly cut down in post," she said. "We had shot a little bit more than was there and we shot a resolution to that storyline, but at the end of the day, if we wanted to keep the momentum going for the chemistry that was taking over the film between Peter and Lara Jean, other things had to get cut down a little bit."

So, Susan has plans for Josh in the next movie, though he's not really in the second book too much. This is especially important to her because she loves Israel Broussard, the actor who plays Josh, apparently despite his homophobic and racist tweets that recently resurfaced.

Does the cast want a sequel?

Lana Condor and Noah Centineo might be this movie's biggest fans and we honestly can't blame them. According to Susan Johnson, the cast is already on board for a sequel, if it happens.

"We were having dinner, Lana, Israel and I, and I was like, 'What do we think? Are we going to do the next one? Is it going to happen?,'" she told Metro. "They responded, 'Yes! Make it happen. Before we get too old. We don’t want to be 30 doing these roles.' Everybody involved is excited about it. We would love to keep the band together, so lets cross our fingers."

She also revealed that if the sequels do get picked up, it's likely they will film it back-to-back to make sure they are done in time.

"We thought about it while we were casting the movie. And we knew we would only get a few more years of teenage years out of these guys anyway. So we sort of were prepared for it."

Lana and Noah seem to be all for it, even spearheading the movement for a possible sequel with a certain scene from the first movie.

Is there anything I can do until the sequel comes out?

Luckily for us, Jenny Han wrote two more books in the series that follows our favorite couple as they face new challenges together.

Tamara Fuentes is the Entertainment Editor at Seventeen.com. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram!

('You Might Also Like',)