A ‘To All The Boys’ spinoff is coming to Netflix called ‘XO Kitty’

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To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before was a popular book trilogy written by Jenny Han. Granted I didn’t know that when I watched the first film. But all three were turned into movies for Netflix. The first was a great adaptation that proved wildly popular. The second lost its footing a little, giving up some of the charm of the first film in favor for more common rom-com tropes. I didn’t watch the third (because of the second, honestly) but many reviews say it redeemed the series, so I might have to give it a shot. Netflix execs seem to agree that things went out on a high note because they just greenlighted a spin-off series. The 10 episode run will feature Lara Jean’s younger sister, Kitty Song Covey, played by Anna Cathcart who originated the role. The show will be called XO Kitty and will feature Kitty jetting off to her long-distance boyfriend only to find trouble in paradise. Oh noes!

Netflix is expanding its hit To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before franchise with a brand new entry!

The streaming giant announced Monday that it has picked up a ten-episode order of a new young adult series titled XO, Kitty, which is a spinoff of the popular To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before trilogy of films that were previously released.

The new show will center around the character of Kitty Song Covey — To All the Boys central character Lara Jean’s (Lana Condor) little sister — played by breakout star Anna Cathcart.

The new series will follow teen matchmaker Kitty as she moves halfway across the world to reunite with her long-distance boyfriend, soon realizing that “relationships are a lot more complicated when it’s your own heart on the line,” according to Netflix.

The spinoff show starring Descendants star Cathcart, 18, will take the form of ten 30-minute episodes.

[From People]

As I said, I didn’t see the third film (and I haven’t read the books) but I believe the Coveys go to Korea in Always and Forever. Did Kitty fall in love in Korea? Nevermind, I’ll watch the movie and find out myself. I don’t know where Kitty goes to meet this boyfriend but the premise sounds like a good set up for Kitty. She was the hopeless romantic in the first film that set everything in motion, but she was playing with other people’s fates. Now she trying to live her own fantasy only to find out reality can bite you in the butt. At least that’s what I’m getting from it.

I only know Anna from the role of Kitty, but I thought she was great. Of course, she was great as a meddling kid sister, I have no idea how to relate to her as a young woman who can fly across the globe to find her boyfriend. I’m sure Anna will nail it, though. Normally I would be indifferent to spin off news. But all my streaming algorithms keeps throwing depressing crap at me to watch, so I welcome some romantic fluff. I’m already invested in the Covey family and it’s Kitty’s time. I say bring it. No word on when this is coming our way, but Jenny Han is co-showrunner, and she co-wrote the pilot so that’s good.

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  1. Snuffles says:

    If I recall correctly, there was a moment where she met a cute Korean boy on their trip. That was it.

  2. Mcmmom says:

    Yay! I’m sure we will watch this in our house, as my (Asian) daughter loved the original series. As the mother to Korean sons, I *really* hope the love interest is Korean! Representation matters.

    • Amy Bee says:

      He is. She met him on a family trip to Korea in the 3rd film.

    • Normades says:

      I think the plot will definitely center around the Korean guy she met on vacation and take place in Seoul. Since it’s a series and not a movie I think it will be a fish out of water romcom like Emily in Paris.
      The love interest will be Korean but they will probably recast to get a more experienced actor (like they did with John Ambroise). It could even be someone Kpop as a lot of Kpop artists also act and there are a lot who were born/bred in the US or other English speaking countries

      • Snuffles says:

        I’m thinking one of the TXT boys. One is American born and the rest are really good English speakers. And Yeonjun has already dipped his toe into acting and can speak without an accent.

      • Normades says:

        @snuffles
        EXACTLY who I was thinking! He doesn’t have to speak without an accent but has to be very proficient to pull it off. And of course very cute. Plus the actress who plays kitty is 18 now so entirely age appropriate.

  3. Snuffles says:

    Considering how popular KDramas are becoming, this is a smart move.

  4. Normades says:

    I am totally watching the sh$t out of this. Netflix is capitalizing on the success of TATBILB and all things Korean. Plus the actress who plays Kitty is fantastic. She has the charisma to carry the project.

    However they should get the director from the first TATBILB. If the first one was so good that was one big reason why.

  5. manda says:

    The third did redeem the second, and it tied up the series quite nicely. It was cute. I only watched it the one time, after having watched the first like a million times, and only after hearing the same thing you did. I would recommend, especially if you really liked the first or the character of Lara Jean

  6. SarahCS says:

    I haven’t wanted any of the films but you’re all making me consider giving them a go. I’ve been trying to broaden my viewing horizons and this sound great.

  7. Erin says:

    My kids used to watch Odd Squad on PBS and she’s part of the second team they feature and she’s wonderful. Her episodes were the only ones I could watch because she was so cute and funny.

  8. missskitttin says:

    When is Netflix going to realize that not all teen girls lives revolve around boys not even remotely?