All about 'XO, Kitty,' the new ‘To All the Boys' spinoff series

Cat's out of the bag on Netflix's new 'XO, Kitty' series

To All the Boys I've Loved Before production still, XO Kitty
(Image credit: Netflix)

More letters are coming! XO, Kitty, a spinoff of the To All The Boys franchise, is making its way to Netflix. This time, however, a new Covey sister and her romantic pursuits will be in the spotlight.  

Before we get you up to speed on Kitty's love life, let's take a step back and relive the YA brilliance that is To All The Boys. Thanks to Netflix, Jenny Han's bestselling series became a movie trilogy focused on Lara Jean Covey's adventures in the relationship department, and as you'd expect, it was a bumpy ride. 

In the 2018 debut film To All the Boys I've Loved Before, Lara Jean (played by Lana Condor) writes secretive letters to her crushes that are revealed to the public. It's every teen's worse nightmare. Fortunately for viewers, it introduces them to heartthrob Noah Centineo (who plays Peter Kavinsky) and gets the ball rolling. 

The follow-up films, To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You and To All the Boys: Always and Forever, are all about Lara's relationship with Peter (and the occasional reemergence of other crushes) while navigating the murky waters of high school and—drumroll, please—the college selection process. 

Throughout it all, Kitty has been living in Lara's shadow as the younger sister who knows everything there is to know about affairs of the heart (she's a teen matchmaker). Now, she's getting the opportunity to show us her stuff. However, she'll soon discover that love isn't so easy when it's personal. 

Anna Cathcart in To All the Boys: Always & Forever

(Image credit: Katie Yu / Netflix)

'XO, Kitty' announcement 

If you thought the story was over, you're mistaken, my friend! The letters are still being written.

Netflix took to social media to make the big reveal about the spinoff series, indicating that Kitty Song Covey (played by Anna Cathcart) will be the next one to get time in the spotlight. The "favorite sister" is bound to keep YA fans as entertained as Lara. 

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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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.

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.  

When will 'XO, Kitty' premiere?

Patience, friends. A release date has yet to be announced, but we're going to cross our fingers that Netflix won't keep us waiting terribly long. 

Until the spinoff hits our screens (which, again, we hope is soon), why not dive into the story's original format? To All The Boys makes for a fun read and certainly deserves a spot on romance fans' shelves!

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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.

Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment. 

The heart of her time at Future has been devoted to My Imperfect Life, where she's been attuned to the cosmos, new TV shows and relationship trends.  

Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, amNewYork and Newsday, among other outlets. 

When Danielle is not working, you can usually find her reading a book, coffee at hand, or attempting a new recipe. (Recommendations always welcome!)