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The series isn’t over!
After fans, it’s time to get excited – as a fifth film is officially on the way! Following on from the four existing After movies, Hardin and Tessa are returning to screens for a surprise new instalment titled After Everything.
Based on the After books by Anna Todd (which originally started life as Harry Styles Wattpad fanfiction), the big-screen series is made up of four films: After (2019), After We Collided (2020), After We Fell (2021) and After Ever Happy which is set to drop in the UK later in 2022.
Given the fact that there are only four books in the franchise (plus prequel Before), news of a fifth film has come as a welcome surprise for fans, with After Ever Happy previously thought to be the series finale. Here’s what we know about After Everything so far…
We got news straight from the horse’s mouth, with Hardin actor Hero Fiennes Tiffin sharing details via a video posted to the official After Twitter account on 24th August. And even better: Hero also confirmed that the movie has already finished filming!
He told fans, “I am so excited to finally share some massive news with you all. We have just wrapped filming on the fifth After movie. I can’t tell you too much about it just yet, but I can tell you that it will be called After Everything and I cannot wait for you all to see it.”
Hero’s announcement serves as confirmation of his return for After Everything, while co-star Josephine Langford (Tessa) was also tagged in the announcement on Instagram. Of course, After wouldn’t be anything without Hessa, so having Hero and Josephine back is to be expected.
As for the rest of the cast, we’ll be sitting tight for more announcements! Petition for the real Harry Styles to make an actual cameo?
The first four After films were all pretty well-aligned with Anna Todd’s corresponding novels of the same names. However, After Ever Happy (number 4) is where the book series ends, meaning After Everything won’t be based on one release in particular. Still, we very much expect After Everything to continue Hessa’s story, with fans are hoping we’ll get a glimpse into Hardin and Tessa’s future too.
There *is* of course another book that’s yet to be turned into a film – and that’s the series prequel, Before. Fingers crossed we’ll see a Before adaptation on the way soon too then!
Unfortunately, there’s no official release date for After Everything just yet. Plus, we’re in danger of getting ahead of ourselves – as the fourth film, After Ever Happy, hasn’t even hit screens yet (due later in 2022).
The first four films have been released yearly since 2019, so we’d expect After Everything to come some time in 2023. Can’t wait!