On May 14th, Amazon Studios confirmed that the film adaptation of Krystal Sutherland’s Our Chemical Hearts will hit the small screen this August.

Chemical Hearts is billed as a coming-of-age drama romance. Sutherland describes her novel Our Chemical Hearts as “a love story, but not like a normal love story. It is about falling in love for the first time. And discovering not all love stories have happy endings. And not all love stories are like the movies.”

Chemical Hearts follows Henry Page, a high school senior who has never been in love. He thinks of himself as a hopeless romantic. But, he hasn’t had the heart beating out of your chest kind of love he’s looking for—at least not yet.

He doesn’t really mind, though, and focuses on school. He concentrates on his grades and getting into a good college. But first, he wants to become an editor for the school newspaper. On the first day of the school year, Henry meets Grace Town, a transfer student. They are selected to co-edit the school paper. Here, Henry feels immediately drawn to Grace.

Grace is not what Henry thought his dream girl would be like. She walks with a cane. She wears oversized men’s clothes. And it seems she does not shower often. He senses there is something broken about her, but he wants to help fix it. As he discovers the secret that changed her life, he begins to fall for her—or, rather, the person he thinks she is.

Lili Reinhart, star of Chemical Hearts, at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con
Lili Reinhart at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con
Photo by Gage Skidmore

Richard Tanne (Southside With You) directed, produced, and wrote Chemical Hearts. Krystal Sutherland is as an executive producer on the film. Chemical Hearts will be Lili Reinhart’s first credit as an executive producer.

Chemical Hearts will hit Amazon Prime Video on August 21st.