On April 19, 2021, it was confirmed that the prequel is in the works with Castille Landon writing and directing the project. Due to the character of Hardin Scott being younger in the film, actor Hero Fiennes Tiffin will not return as the titular character.
Director and writer Castille Landon released a statement to TeenVogue about the film:
- It will be part of a "“larger conversation” tied to what happens in Before, with a more expanded plot. “He’s gone through a lot of trauma in his family life and in his relationships, and [we’ll] see more of that messiness before he meets Tessa, and how that experience changes him.''".
She later confirmed that casting has not gone underway as the plot is still "being hammered out".
Notes and Trivia
- This film marks the first time that series leads Hero Fiennes Tiffin and Josephine Langford aren't reprising their roles as Hardin Scott and Tessa Young.