Viacom CEO Bob Bakish, speaking at UBS’s media and communication conference on Monday, said that a sequel to Netflix’s teen-love hit “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” is in the works.
The project will be the first film as part of a multipicture deal that Viacom’s Paramount and Netflix signed in November, Bakish said via a livestream from the conference.
“We’re doing a sequel to ‘To All the Boys’ and we’re in conversations with them about other titles,” Bakish said.
The first film was produced by Awesomeness TV, which was acquired by Viacom in July. Bakish said that according to Netflix the film “is one of the most-viewed films of all time on the platform” — making a sequel an almost foregone conclusion.
Netflix did not return TheWrap’s request for comment.
News of the sequel was not unexpected given the success of the original and the fact that there are three installments in Jenny Han’s book series on which “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” was based. That first book was followed by “P.S. I Still Love You,” and then “Always and Forever, Laura Jean.”
Han and the film’s star Lana Condor said during the Vulture Festival in Los Angeles last month that everyone involved would love to do a sequel.
Condor stars as Lara Jean Covey, a high school junior whose sister sends out the deliberately never-to-be-sent to boys on whom she had a crush — sparking much drama as well as a budding romance with cool-kid crush Peter (played by Noah Centineo).