We *finally* have an 'XO, Kitty' release date, and our hearts are pounding just thinking about the 'To All the Boys' spinoff

Cat's out of the bag on Netflix's new 'XO, Kitty' series! Take a look at the adorable new trailer

anna cathcart as kitty posing by cherry blossoms in xo, kitty
(Image credit: Park Young-Sol/Netflix © 2023)

Move over, Lara Jean! XO Kitty is putting your little sister in the spotlight. 

Netflix revealed that the youngest Covey daughter will be the focus of its To All The Boys spinoff, but that was all the way back in 2021. Since the announcement, fans of Jenny Haan's romantic YA fiction got distracted by the wildly popular TV adaptation of The Summer I Turned Pretty. (And understandably so—it was addicting.) 

We're certainly anxious to reunite with Belly and the boys in Cousins Beach for The Summer I Turned Pretty season 2, but it's time for little Kitty Song and her matchmaking expertise to tell her story. A teaser and release date just dropped, and we're getting all warm and fuzzy inside!

Anna Cathcart in To All the Boys: Always & Forever

(Image credit: Katie Yu / Netflix)

Check out the 'XO, Kitty' announcement 

If you thought the story was over, you're mistaken, my friend. 

Netflix took to social media to make the big reveal about the To All The Boys spinoff series, indicating that Kitty Song Covey (played by Anna Cathcart) will have a romantic journey ahead. The 18-year-old actress confirmed the news with a retweet and said, "cat’s out of the bag (or should i say kitty)."

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Watch the super-cute 'XO, Kitty' trailer

After radio silence, Netflix blessed all rom-com fans on March 22 with a taste of what's to come this spring.

Young Kitty—who has a sixth sense about romantic connections—feels one with a boy named Dae. The problem? He's across the world in Korea, but it just so happens Kitty gets a scholarship to his boarding school, the Korea Independent School of Seoul (KISS). 

If THAT isn't fate and the school's acronym isn't convincing enough, we're not sure what more you need, honestly. 

What will 'XO, Kitty' be about?

The ten-episode series takes young Kitty across the world to reunite with her long-distance boyfriend. However, things aren't so peachy upon her arrival, and it turns out romance is a bit more complicated than the teen matchmaker had originally thought. But since Kitty lands the same scholarship her late mother did, perhaps she'll also be able to explore her roots and her love life. 

According to a Netflix press release, Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian co-wrote the pilot, and Jenny Han, Sascha Rothchild and Matt Kaplan of ACE Entertainment are slated to executive-produce the series.  

Who's in the 'XO, Kitty' cast?

Who's tagging along with Kitty for the ride? Meet the rest of the cast:

  •  Choi Min-yeong as Dae
  • Anthony Keyvan as Q
  • Peter Thurnwald as Alex, 
  • Regan Aliyah as Juliana
  • Gia Kim as Yuri
  • Sang Heon Lee as Min Ho

No word yet on whether or not we'll catch up with Lara Jean (Lana Candor) and Peter Kavinsky (Noah Centineo) in this new series, but we're crossing our fingers. 

When will 'XO, Kitty' premiere?

Mark your calendars, folks: XO, Kitty will hit our screens on May 18. 

Until then, why not dive into the story's original format? To All The Boys makes for a fun read and deserves a spot on romance fans' shelves! You can also check out Han's other series, The Summer I Turned Pretty, and other books like The Summer I Turned Pretty

Who's up for a beach read say "I"!

To All the Boys I've Loved Before Paperback Collection by Jenny Han
RRP: $17.23

To All the Boys I've Loved Before Paperback Collection by Jenny Han

Enjoy each book in Jenny Han's series: To All the Boys I've Loved Before; P.S. I Still Love You and Always and Forever, Lara Jean.

Kitty, we can't wait to see what unfolds for you at KISS!

Danielle Valente
Digital News Writer

Need a TV show recommendation? Maybe a few decor tips? Danielle, a digital news writer at Future, has you covered. Her work appears throughout the company’s lifestyle brands, including My Imperfect Life, Real Homes, and woman&home. Mainly, her time is spent at My Imperfect Life, where she’s attuned to the latest entertainment trends and dating advice for Gen Z.

Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids, where she got to experience the best of the city from the point of view of its littlest residents. Before that, she was a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, and amNewYork, to name a few. 

When Danielle’s not writing, you can find her testing out a new recipe, reading a book (suggestions always welcome), or rearranging the furniture in her apartment…again.