Everything You Need to Know about the After Sequel Adaptation

by  | August 13

For those of you (like me) who are obsessed with the Harry Styles fanfiction After, then you’ll be very pleased to find out that the movie’s getting a sequel! The news of the sequel came almost instantly after the release of the first film, which is a big deal. The intoxicating love story between Tessa and Hardin is truly one for the ages. I couldn’t keep my eyes off the two’s chemistry when I first saw the film.

Watch the sequel’s epic new trailer to see a glimpse of it yourself!

Here’s what we know SO FAR about the movie:

1. It’s going to be rated R (Steamy, amiright?).

There’s no use in denying that there was A LOT of sex in the first movie (as well, as in the books). However, since the movie was PG-13, they had to cut a lot of the more risqué scenes out. So, with this new R rating, we won’t have to leave much of Tessa and Hardin’s sex scenes to our imagination this time around.

2. Our attractive and charming leads, Josephine Langford and Hero Fiennes Tiffin, will be reprising their roles.

This was a relief to me. I grew attached to watching Josephine and Hero reenact the relationship between Tessa and Hardin that made the book series so appealing. Also, Hero’s a dreamboat. So, that’s another win.

3. The movie will be based on After We Collided.

Viewers were left, at the end of the first film, trying to figure out the status of Tessa and Hardin’s relationship. So, fear not, the sequel will give us the answers we need.

4. The screenplay will be written by our favorite author, Anna Todd, and Mario Celaya.

The first movie’s screenplay was written by Susan McMartin, Jenny Gage, and Tamara Chestna.

5. The film’s in pre-production, with a tentative release of sometime in 2020.

Since the first film released in April of this year, at least we won’t have to wait TOO long to fall back in love with Hardin’s British accent.

6. Harry Styles is still not associated in any way with the new film. *sigh*

I know, disappointing. I was hoping maybe, possibly, we’d get at least a cameo.

7. Anna Todd just announced on her Instagram that Dylan Sprouse will join the cast! ?

8. Roger Kumble will be directing the new movie.

He has directed a handful of other projects, including some episodes of Pretty Little Liars and Suits, as well as some of our favorite movies, Cruel Intentions, Just Friends, and The Sweetest Thing, to name a few.

9. They just started filming this week! (August 12, 2019)

After (Media Tie-In)

After (Media Tie-In)

by Anna Todd

There was the time before Tessa met Hardin, and then there’s everything AFTER...Life will never be the same. #Hessa

Tessa is a good girl with a sweet, reliable boyfriend back home. She’s got direction, ambition, and a mother who’s intent on keeping her that way.

But she’s barely moved into her freshman dorm when she runs into Hardin. With his tousled brown hair, cocky British accent, and tattoos, Hardin is cute and different from what she’s used to.

But he’s also rude—to the point of cruelty, even. For all his attitude, Tessa shouldhate Hardin. And she does—until she finds herself alone with him in his room. Something about his dark mood grabs her, and when they kiss it ignites within her a passion she’s never known before.

He'll call her beautiful, then insist he isn’t the one for her and disappear again and again. Despite the reckless way he treats her, Tessa is compelled to dig deeper and find the real Hardin beneath all his lies. He pushes her away again and again, yet every time she pushes back, he only pulls her in deeper.

Tessa already has the perfect boyfriend. So why is she trying so hard to overcome her own hurt pride and Hardin's prejudice about nice girls like her?

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After We Collided

After We Collided

by Anna Todd

Tessa has everything to lose. Hardin has nothing to lose...except her. AFTER WE COLLIDED...Life will never be the same. #HESSA

After a tumultuous beginning to their relationship, Tessa and Hardin were on the path to making things work. Tessa knew Hardin could be cruel, but when a bombshell revelation is dropped about the origins of their relationship—and Hardin’s mysterious past—Tessa is beside herself.

Hardin will always be...Hardin. But is he really the deep, thoughtful guy Tessa fell madly in love with despite his angry exterior—or has he been a stranger all along? She wishes she could walk away. It’s just not that easy. Not with the memory of passionate nights spent in his arms. His electric touch. His hungry kisses.

Still, Tessa’s not sure she can endure one more broken promise. She put so much on hold for Hardin—school, friends, her mom, a relationship with a guy who really loved her, and now possibly even a promising new career. She needs to move forward with her life.

Hardin knows he made a mistake, possibly the biggest one of his life. He’s not going down without a fight. But can he change? Will he change...for love?


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Jess is a Digital Marketing Content Coordinator at Simon & Schuster. Her guilty pleasure is reading Young Adult series like Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars, Field Party, and To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. When she’s not reading, you can find her at a Yankees or Giants game or rewatching Riverdale for the hundredth time.