To all the boys I’ve loved before the franchise, with three films praised by the public and elite critics, the XO series is set to expand its universe with Kitty. Starring Anna Cathcart, the Netflix production follows the adventures of Lara Jean’s sister Kitty, far beyond the original trilogy.
XO, Kitty (Kiss, Kitty in literal translation) will be a drama with 30-minute episodes. To All Boys writer Jenny Han will serve as showrunner with Sasha Rothchild. The author also scripts the premiere episode in partnership with novelist Siobhan Vivian.
Shooting for the series should begin in 2022, and it has everything to replicate the success of the To All Boys franchise, which has already accumulated over 51 million viewers on Netflix.
Here’s everything for all the boys before fans need to know about XO, Kitty: the plot, cast, and Netflix debut.
What’s the XO Plot, Kitty?
As XO Kitty is still in the early stages of production, few details have been revealed about her plot.
According to a preview summary released by Netflix, XO, Kitty “tells the story of teenage matchmaker Kitty Song Covey, who believes she knows all about love.”
But as Kitty travels halfway around the world to be reunited with her boyfriend, she soon discovers that relationships become far more complicated when her own heart is at stake.
Who is in the cast of XO, Kitty?
As the title suggests, Anna reprises her performance from Cathcart’s To All the Boys and returns as Kitty Song Covey, Lara Jean’s younger sister.
Still in the process of casting the cast, Netflix released details of some of the characters from XO, Kitty; see below.
day: a 17-year-old South Korean boy and Kitty’s long-distance boyfriend, described as “beautiful and smart”
Mihi: A 17-year-old South Korean girl who is part of the LGBTQIA+ community, described as “cool and confident”.
min-ho: A South Korean who has lived in the UK, US and Australia, described as “beautiful and arrogant”.
Why: An African or Middle Eastern boy who is also part of the LGBTQIA+ community, described as “outgoing”.
alex park: teacher of chemistry at the International School in South Korea, student advisor.
Professor Lee: A middle-aged literature teacher.
Jina HanPatriarch of the wealthy and influential Han family.
XO Kitty premiere date on Netflix
XO Kitty was officially confirmed by Netflix in October 2021. Filming is expected to begin in late March 2022 and run through June of the same year.
That way, fans can look forward to the premiere of XO, Kitty in late 2022 or mid-2023. Netflix hasn’t released a definitive release date yet.