“The Kissing Booth 2,” the sequel to Netflix’s popular teen rom-com, will debut on Netflix on July 24. The follow-up — again starring Joey King, Joel Courtney and Jacob Elordi.
King shared the news Thursday night during a live event on YouTube, where she was joined by fellow cast members to share secrets about the upcoming movie. "That's just days before my birthday. What a beautiful birthday present!" King said. "I'm so excited."
“The Kissing Booth” became a breakout hit among teen audiences when it premiered in 2018. At the time, Netflix reported that it was one of its most-rewatched original films that year. Though Netflix rarely provides statistics in context, the company’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos said “The Kissing Booth” was “one of the most-watched movies in the country, and maybe in the world.”
The Kissing Booth was released by Netflix in May 2018, following Elle (King), a teenager whose budding romance with high school senior and bad boy Noah (Jacob Elordi) puts her lifelong friendship with Noah's younger brother, Lee (Joel Courtney), in jeopardy. The movie was a huge commercial success for the streaming service.
The Kissing Booth 2 picks up with Noah at Harvard and Elle in her senior year of high school. She'll have to juggle a long-distance relationship, getting into her dream college with Lee, and the complications brought on by a close friendship with a handsome, charismatic new classmate named Marco (Taylor Perez). When Noah grows close to a seemingly perfect college girl (Maisie Richardson-Sellers), Elle will have to decide how much she trusts him and to whom her heart truly belongs.
The original film follows King’s character, a high schooler who runs into trouble when she starts to fall for her best friend’s older brother. The sequel’s tagline is “Rules can be broken, but so can hearts.”
See the film's poster below:
Molly Ringwald, Meganne Young and Carson White are reprising their roles from “The Kissing Booth,” while Maisie Richardson-Sellers and Taylor Zakhar Perez have joined the cast.
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