Netflix orders The Kissing Booth sequel
The Hollywood Reporter has brought word that Netflix has ordered a sequel to its numbers hit The Kissing Booth starring Joey King (Slender Man) and Molly Ringwald (Riverdale).
The original film was based on the book of the same name by Beth Reekles and was written and directed by Vince Marcello, who will be returning to direct the sequel based on a script penned by him and Jay Arnold (What Happens Next), with Marcello, Michele Weiser, Andrew Cole-Bulgin and Edward Glauser set to produce once again for Komixx Entertainment.
The original film came out in a year when the streaming service was making a big push in the romantic comedy originals field, releasing the acclaimed ensemble film Set It Up and even higher acclaimed adaptation of the teen novel To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, which Netflix has announced an official sequel is in development for.
When Elle Evans (Joey King), a pretty, late-bloomer who’s never-been-kissed, decides to run a kissing booth at her high school’s Spring Carnival, she unexpectedly finds herself locking lips with her secret crush– the ultimate bad boy, Noah Flynn (Jacob Elordi). Sparks fly, but there’s one little problem: Noah just happens to be the brother of her best friend, Lee, (Joel Courtney) and is absolutely off limits according to the rules of their friendship pact. Elle’s life is turned upside down when she realizes that she must ultimately make a choice: follow the rules or follow her heart.
The Kissing Booth premiered globally on Netfli and was a major hit for the streaming service, becoming their most rewatched movie of 2018, with Netflix reporting that one in three viewers of the film rewatched it.