If you love a good teenager rom-com, then chances are you fell head over heels in love with Netflix’s 2018 movie The Kissing Booth, which starred Joey King as Elle, who found herself breaking the cardinal principle of friendship: she fell for her very best friend’s brother. The premise alone is enough to make your inner adolescent angst fill with glee, but given that it’s been a year and a half since the film came out, it’s just natural to impatiently wonder when The Kissing Booth 2 comes out on Netflix.
Although a teaser for The Kissing Booth sequel premiered by the streaming service back in February 2019 (on Valentine’s Day, no less) it did not come with an official release date. And here we none the wiser.
There is just one prominent clue that the movie’s introduction is coming soon. Back in August of 2019, King affirmed that filming for The Kissing Booth two had officially wrapped in South Africa. “A pile of clothing, 5 deflated birthday balloons, a covered tattoo, a sock and my last day since Elle Evans in South Africa,” King submitted on Twitter alongside a selfie. “Thank you for the memories.”
That will give the filmmakers and Netflix sufficient time to get everything sorted for a premiere sometime in 2020 — we’re not sure Kissing Booth fans could stand to wait till 2021. That’s a likely premiere spot for number two, but do not count out a June or July date although given its predecessor came from May of 2018.
A pile of clothes, 5 deflated birthday balloons, a covered tattoo, a wig and my last day as Elle Evans in South Africa. Thanks for the memories ❤️ pic.twitter.com/jX2uajqB9w
— Joey King (@JoeyKing) August 17, 2019
For her role, however, King is excited for lovers to see the latest installment in her personality Elle’s journey. But — as you probably suspect — it won’t be smooth sailing between Elle and Noah (Jacob Elordi) today that they have found themselves at a long-distance relationship. (Thank you a lot, Harvard!) “You will get to see lots of ups and downs, not just between Noah and Elle, but you are going to see what’s happening between Lee and Elle along with Lee and his girlfriend, and lots going on at Harvard,” King told Refinery29.com at a March 2019 interview.
That certainly seems like trouble in paradise. But possible heartbreak and all, The Kissing Booth two can not get here soon enough.