Get ready for some ugly crying — P.S. I Love You is officially getting a sequel. Sadly/fortunately (depending on your rom-com views), we aren’t talking about another movie with Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler. Instead, Cecelia Ahern confirms she’s writing a follow-up to her 2004 novel of the same name.
While we might be more familiar with Richard LaGravenese’s 2007 movie, let’s not forget it all came from Ahern’s book. As the Irish writer’s first novel, P.S. I Love You rocketed up the book charts with its charming tale of love and loss.
For those who don’t know, P.S. I Love You focusses on a pair of arguing young lovers called Holly and Gerry. Tragedy strikes when Gerry passes away from a brain tumour and leaves Holly lost in the world.
Both the book and the movie unravel as Holly receives a series of letters Gerry wrote before his death, encouraging her to live her life again. The whole hook is that Gerry rounds off each of his inspirational letter with “P.S. I love you” — *sob* pass the tissues.
Posting on Twitter, Ahern announced that she’s already completed a sequel called “Postscript”. Writing, “I hope you’ll welcome back Holly… & Gerry,” Ahern seemingly confirms it will be a proper follow-up and bring back both the main characters. Jeez, how many letters did Gerry manage to write before he croaked?
🚨 I have BIG NEWS! 🚨
I’ve written the sequel to PS I LOVE YOU – titled POSTSCRIPT.
POSTSCRIPT will be published September 19th in the UK & Ireland. I hope you’ll welcome back Holly… & Gerry…& that reading it will be as emotional for you as it was for me. 💙#Postscript pic.twitter.com/ldAqLfFpmv
— Cecelia Ahern (@Cecelia_Ahern) March 11, 2019
Other details surrounding the sequel are shrouded in mystery, but the September 19 release isn’t far away. With the movie adaptation famously including Jeffrey Dean Morgan as an original character called William, there’s every chance Ahern could add this love interest to her sequel. Whatever she’s writing about, fans couldn’t hold their excitement that Ahern has penned a P.S. I Love You sequel.
BECAUSE THE FIRST ONE DIDN’T BREAK ME ENOUGH? I can’t get to the end of the first page without crying 😭😭😭😭😭
— Golly Miss Holly 💋 (@gollymissholly_) March 11, 2019
WOOOOOOOOOOO FEREAKING HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. clever, clever YOU. pic.twitter.com/m735ELGWIr
— Louise Swannell (@Louiseswannell) March 11, 2019
— Nina Manning (@ninamanning78) March 11, 2019
Are you serious!! *Does a little happy dance pic.twitter.com/0D3BArfVZt
— Michelle Richardson (@michfizzyfeet) March 11, 2019
Looking at it, rom-coms are either your thing or not. Up there with the likes of The Notebook and The Lake House, I can honestly say I’ve never seen any of these movies. To be brutally honest. I’m just waiting for a sequel to The Devil Wear’s Prada…that’s about as in touch with my feminine side as I can get these days.
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