As comic-book movies rose to the box-office, the rom-com genre had been in a steady decline. That was until Netflix gave the genre a second life with the unforeseen success of 2018’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. Now, rom-com fans rejoice as the streaming platform has officially announced a release date and more good news.
To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You is set for a February 12, 2020 release just in time for Valentine’s day. And as if that’s not enough to rile up the sappy hopeless romantic in you, the third installment titled To All the Boys: Always and Forever Lara Jean has already started filming.
Based on the young adult novel from author Jenny Han, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before made its debut on Netflix in August last year starring the talented Lana Condor. With its positive reviews and massive online following, the film cemented itself into pop culture. It’s also poised to make it in cinematic history books as the movie that brought back rom-com. Following its success, Netflix made the smart move to churn out a slew of rom-com flicks as the genre regained its momentum.
This year, the streaming platform hit us all in the feels once again with Always Be My Maybe starring comedian Ali Wong and Fresh Off the Boat star Randall Park. While TATBILB launched Noah Centineo into stardom as 2018’s internet boyfriend, Always Be My Maybe put Keanu Reeves back into the spotlight as the holder of the aforementioned title for this year.
In conclusion, rom-com’s not dead. It’s just going to keep on getting better.
Samantha is the head of content and politics columnist for Best in Australia. Prior to joining the Best in Au, she was a court and crime reporter at SM.