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Not a sequel, exactly, but a brand new romantic comedy for this perfect onscreen couple. 

We have some good news, and we have some bad news – which do you want to hear first?

The bad news is that Netflix isn’t making a sequel to Set It Up, the hilarious romantic comedy starring Zoey Deutch and Glen Powell that kickstarted 2018’s romcom renaissance. Despite being a hit with audiences, the film about two assistants who contrive to pair up their bosses (Lucy Liu and Taye Diggs) so that they can get a moment of peace won’t be getting a second installment.

But wait, here’s the good news: Deutch and Powell will be making another romantic comedy for Netflix. And this new movie will be written by Katie Silberman, the writer behind Set It Up, Isn’t It Romantic and Booksmart, the much-anticipated Beanie Feldstein film billed as Superbad for women. 

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Tentatively titled Most Dangerous Game, the film is a brand new romcom for the streaming platform. 

Deutch and Powell will star as another set of star-crossed lovers while simultaneously producing the film. Production will begin in 2020, which means that you can expect the film to stream on your Netflix account some time later that year.

Zoey Deutch and Glen Powell in Set It Up
Set It Up 2? Zoey Deutch and Glen Powell team for second romantic comedy

“While it was clear that audiences were clamouring for a sequel, we are excited by the thought of creating a new, distinct film that explores different romantic comedy tropes while still being anchored in everything that we loved about the first movie,” Justin Nappi, the film’s producer, said in a statement.

“It will be excited to see Glen and Zoey do something completely different,” producer Juliet Berman added. “We all talked about what we could do again and [Most Dangerous Game] was something that Katie brought to us that was creatively exciting as a next project and we jumped on it.”

We’ve said it once, we’ll say it again (and again, and again, and again): reports of the death of the romantic comedy have been greatly exaggerated. Thanks to Netflix and Silberman, the romcom is here to stay. 

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