It hasn’t been long since “The Kissing Booth 2” debuted on Netflix and provoked fervent and thought-provoking discussion as to whether or not Joey King was wearing a wig, but the streaming service announced a third movie in the teen romance franchise is in the works.
And, for those who are so concerned, there’s some great news: filming is already finished. According to Variety, “The Kissing Booth 3” was secretly shot at the same time as the sequel, so filming is already complete. It’s currently in post-production and will premiere on Netflix in 2021. The entire cast from the previous film — including King, Joel Courtney, Elordi, Taylor Zakhar Perez and Molly Ringwald — will return for the follow-up.
“It was the hardest secret to keep,” Courtney commented during a live YouTube event with the cast. Though it hasn’t exactly been well-recieved by a number of critics, “The Kissing Booth” films have maintained a wild popularity amongst teen audiences at Netflix. After the first film was released in 2018, Netflix reported it was one of its most-rewatched original films that year (though their viewing figures have a history of being rather dubious).
“The Kissing Booth” movies center on a high school student (King), who falls in love with her best friend’s older brother (Elordi). The third entry continues to follow their unlikely relationship and picks up after the events of the second movie — a cliffhanger that leaves King’s character grappling with where to attend college. “The Kissing Booth” films are based on the book series by Beth Reekles. Vince Marcello is back to direct “The Kissing Booth 3,” which he wrote with Jay Arnold.