Casey McQuiston, the author behind the the hit, horny film of the summer Red, White & Royal Blue, has responded to rumours of a potential sequel.
McQuiston’s novel garnered a cult LGBTQ+ following its release in 2019, but the Matthew López movie adaptation, released in August, introduced the steamy, heartfelt story to a whole new audience.
Prime Video’s Red, White & Royal Blue adaptation follows Henry, Prince of England (Nicholas Galitzine) and Alex Claremont-Diaz (Taylor Zakhar Perez), the son of the first woman president of the US (Uma Thurman).
Henry and Alex begin as international enemies, but after a public scuffle forces them to become faux friends for the world’s press, they become star-crossed lovers.
Fans also argued that the film proved that there is space in mainstream cinema for blockbuster, cheesy LGBTQ+ love stories.
Alex Claremont-Diaz and Prince Henry fall madly in love – but this is why Red, White & Royal Blue isn’t a “gay” film. (Amazon Prime Video)
Due to the film’s success, fans have also been fervent in their demand for a sequel. Now, the author of the book behind the film has shared their thoughts.
Speaking to Out, McQuiston seemingly teased that there is something in the works they can’t yet speak about.
“I mean, like, of course, I would love to,” they said of a potential follow up.
“I don’t think I’m allowed to say anything more than that at this point.”
While McQuiston is keeping coy now, they have previously shared that they have more material up their sleeve when it comes to Alex and Henry’s romance.
“I have plenty of ideas for stories set in this world and would love a chance to explore one of them some day,” McQuiston said. “I would be surprised if you’ve seen the last of Alex and Henry.”
Director López has also previously shared that he would be up for creating a sequel – on one condition.
“I would love to do a sequel, if we have the right story,” he told Teen Vogue.
“There has to be a better reason than simply the desire to make one, there has to be a compelling story reason. I don’t think a sequel is a bad idea, but I don’t think a sequel for the sake of doing a sequel is necessarily sufficient.”