Turns out it will be just a few months until Noah Centineo returns to Netflix as its dream boyfriend. The streaming platform announced this afternoon that Centineo will star alongside Riverdale‘s Cami Mendes and Austin & Ally‘s Laura Marano in The Perfect Date. Centineo once played Dallas, a love interest of Marano’s Austin & Ally character Ally in the Disney Channel show. (Fun fact: Ross Lynch, who plays Harvey on Netflix’s Sabrina reboot, played Austin in the show, the guy Ally ended up with.)
Netflix didn’t give a lot of detail, but it offered a little teaser on Instagram: “Very Important Announcement Alert🚨 @ncentineo will pretend to be your boyfriend this summer! Well, he will in the Netflix original movie “The Perfect Date” w/ @camimendes and @lauramarano.” It shared two stills from the film: one of Centineo on a date with Mendes, and one in which he’s with Marano. There isn’t an exact release date for The Perfect Date yet, though.
Centineo will also reprise his breakout Netflix role as Peter Kavinsky in the To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before sequel that was recently confirmed by his co-star Lana Condor. Condor spoke about their real-life chemistry during her appearance on the Tonight Show last night.
“I did [set early boundaries with Noah,]” Condor explained of their decision to create a no-dating pact while working on the films. (Condor also has a longtime boyfriend, Anthony de la Torre.) “We had just come back from a hot yoga class and went to his apartment, and we ordered pizza, and it’s kind of like, ooh, hot yoga, pizza, what’s happening? It was right before we shot the movie, just getting to know each other. And I felt something. And then so we went like this, and I looked at him and I went, ‘Noah, it’s not going to happen between us.’ Yeah, because I felt, for the show to do well, we had to be best-friend professionals. And so I was like, ‘it’s just not going to happen.’ And he was like, ‘Yeah, it’s not going to happen.’ And I was like, ‘Great!’ So we kind of did what we did in To All the Boys the movie, we kind of made a contract and set boundaries and then I’m so happy that we did that because the movie turned out great and now we’re doing a sequel.”
She confirmed to host Jimmy Fallon that of course the chemistry was still there. “We still have the spark, yeah, absolutely,” Condor said. “We were just on the phone the other day, just talking about the sequel.”