Amazon Studios orders new young adult series "The Summer I Turned Pretty," based on the New York Times bestseller by Jenny Han, from wiip
CULVER CITY, Calif. - Feb. 8, 2021 - Amazon Studios has ordered a television adaptation of Jenny Han's best-selling YA series The Summer I Turned Pretty. The pilot was written by Jenny Han, who will also showrun with Gabrielle Stanton. Han, Stanton, and Karen Rosenfelt will serve as Executive Producers along with Paul Lee, Nne Ebong, and Hope Hartman for wiip. The eight-episode season will premiere exclusively on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide, 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. It is a coming-of-age story about first love, first heartbreak, and the magic of that one perfect summer.
"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."
"Jenny Han has such a unique and authentic voice, her storytelling resonates so deeply with her millions of fans - we just love this show," said 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," said 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."
Jenny Han is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the To All the Boys I've Loved Before series. She is an executive producer on all three Netflix films - To All the Boys I've Loved Before, To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You, and To All the Boys: Always and Forever. She is also the author of The New York Times bestselling The Summer I Turned Pretty series. Her books have been published in more than thirty languages.
wiip is an independent studio led by veteran entertainment executive Paul Lee and is distinctive in its commitment to letting talent do what talent does best - create. wiip's premium slate of shows includes critically acclaimed and Peabody Award-winner Dickinson, starring Hailee Steinfeld for Apple TV+; Mare of Easttown, starring Kate Winslet, The White House Plumbers, starring Woody Harrelson and Justin Theroux for HBO, Adam McKay's The Uninhabitable Earth for HBO Max, Danny Boyle's Pistol for FX and Dummy starring Anna Kendrick.
About Amazon Studios
Amazon Studios is the home for talent, creating and producing original films and television series for a global audience. Original series all premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video, which is available in over 240 countries and territories. Recent hit Amazon Original series include the Emmy Award-winning comedies Fleabag, created by and starring Emmy Award-winner Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel from Emmy Award-winners Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino, as well as the action thriller drama Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan starring John Krasinski, the irreverent superhero series The Boys, and fantasy drama Carnival Row starring Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne; Amazon Originals also include culturally relevant and buzzed about content such as Rihanna's Savage X Fenty music and fashion event, Donald Glover's Guava Island, and Chasing Happiness, a documentary about pop superstars the Jonas Brothers.
In film, Amazon Studios produces and acquires original movies for theatrical release and exclusively for Amazon Prime Video. In 2017, Amazon Studios became the first streaming service to win Oscars for Manchester by the Sea and The Salesman. Recent Amazon original movies include the subversive comedy Borat Subsequent Moviefilm with Sacha Baron Cohen, Sound of Metal starring Riz Ahmed, Troop Zero starring Viola Davis and Allison Janney, Tom Harper's The Aeronauts starring Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne, Scott Z. Burns' The Report, Alma Har'el's Honey Boy and the Academy Award nominated Les Misérables directed by Ladj Ly. The 2020 slate included the family comedy My Spy starring Dave Bautista and Chloe Coleman, Chemical Hearts starring Lili Reinhart, Sylvie's Love with Tessa Thompson and Nnamdi Asomugha, Alan Ball's Uncle Frank with Paul Bettany and Sophia Lillis, I'm Your Woman starring and produced by Rachel Brosnahan and more. In addition, the originals film slate includes a number of diverse first-time feature filmmakers - Blow the Man Down directed by Danielle Krudy and Bridget Savage Cole, Selah and The Spades from director Tayarisha Poe, The Vast of Night directed by Andrew Patterson, and 7500 directed by Patrick Vollrath.