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YA Onscreen: These Faces Are About To Blow Up

Lana and Noah portray Lara Jean and Peter to utter perfection (and I was suitably annoyed with Josh, so good on you, Israel), plus a Veronica Mars reboot on Hulu!

YA Onscreen: These Faces Are About To Blow Up

Here’s to another YA Onscreen! We’re making it through August (barely)! Is anyone else ready for Fall weather? It’s humid, y’all. Let’s sit where it’s cool and go through some news tidbits: 

First off, a Veronica Mars revival on Hulu, what the what?? Kristen Bell and Rob Thomas are in talks to do a limited eight episode miniseries and will try to bring back old favorites. All I ask is that there’s no Logan drama. Let them be happy! KBell confirms this will not affect her work on The Good Place, and it better damn well not.

Speaking of The Good Place, check out the poster of season three, with the tagline, “What on Earth?” The show comes back in just over a month—not soon enough! 

I’d watch this Breakfast Club reboot:

Are you putting a lot of expectations on some recently released Asian-led movies? They don’t care; they just wanna have fun. 

An oral history of Better Luck Tomorrow

GLOW will be returning to Netflix for a third season. 

Okay—have you watched the Netflix release of To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before?? If not, what, what, what are you doing? Go check out our Highly Scientific Analysis of the movie, which is up as of today, and turn on Netflix so you can play along with the drinking game! The casting was spot-on, and Noah Centineo (who plays Peter Kavinsky) is on his way to being a Ruffalo-look-alike heartthrob

Also check out these adorable ‘80s movie moment reenactments Jenny Han made the actors perform while she was hanging out on the set of the movie. So presh. 

I’m sure it will sadly be a surprise to no one that Jenny Han faced a lot assholery when production companies were sniffing around TATBILB, insisting that the movie needed to be whitewashed to be a success. Only one company agreed to let Lara Jean look like, well, Lara Jean. Han wrote an op-ed in The New York Times and I chortled at this picture-perfect comeback: “One producer said to me, as long as the actress captures the spirit of the character, age and race don’t matter. I said, well, her spirit is Asian-American. That was the end of that.” 

We discussed the movie adaptation of Sophie Kinsella’s Can You Keep a Secret? a few weeks back, and now we know that Tyler Hoechlin has signed on as the leading man. Please and thank you. 

A sequel has already been greenlit for Crazy Rich Asians! (Psst: Don't forget to head over and tell us your thoughts in its Highly Scientific Analysis post.)

December 9, 10, and 11 will be a crossover-palooza on The CW this Fall, with cameos spread across The Flash, Arrow, and Supergirl

Tiffany Haddish is getting her own Netflix comedy special set for early 2019. I wonder if she’ll do it in her McQueen? 

Do you agree that these 12 shows should have ended after their first season

That’s it for this week! Let us know your thoughts below! Go turn on Netflix and watch To All The Boys so we can discuss!

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Stephanie Johnston's photo About the Author: Stephanie is an avid reader who moonlights as a college Educational Advisor. Though she now calls Orlando home, she grew up all over the U.S. Aside from her obsession with YA books and book-related activities, Stephanie loves watching way too much television, reading organizational/DIY blogs, planning awesome parties, Halloween decorating, and playing live-action escape games.