As Dr. Covey said in 2021’s To All the Boys: Always and Forever, Lara Jean, “Katherine Song Covey’s discovered boys? God, help ’em.” In the last film, Kitty had a meet-cute with a boy named Dae while on vacation in Seoul, South Korea, and a new Netflix series will see what happens when their long-distance flirtationship turns into an IRL romance. First announced two years ago, XO, Kitty is the first project in the To All The Boys Cinematic Universe (TATBCU?) not to come from an existing novel. However, with novelist Jenny Han serving as co-showrunner and executive producer, you know it’s going to have the same charm and dreamy rom-com magic.
Here’s everything you should know about XO, Kitty so far, including the new teaser and release date announcement.
XO, Kitty Plot
According to Netflix, XO, Kitty is a young adult rom-com series, which will include 10 episodes. “XO, Kitty follows the youngest Covey sister, now 16, as she transfers to the Korean Independent School of Seoul (KISS) in Seoul, South Korea for her junior year of high school — the same age her late mother also attended the school.”
XO, Kitty Cast
In addition to Anna Cathcart (and let’s hope more cameos from her To All the Boys family), the XO, Kitty cast will include Choi Min-yeong as Dae, Anthony Keyvan as Q, Gia Kim as Yuri, Sang Heon Lee as Min Ho, Peter Thurnwald as Alex, Regan Aliyah as Juliana, Yunjin Kim as Jina, Michael K. Lee as Professor Lee, and Jocelyn Shelfo as Madison.
As you might have noticed, there’s been one notable recast since the last time we saw Cathcart and co. Dae was originally played by Ho-Young Jeon in Always and Forever, Lara Jean, but Choi will take over the role this time around. Granted, Dae’s appearance in the previous film was short, so it’s possible he never intended to stick around for more spinoffs and Netflix sought out a different actor for a more involved production schedule.
XO, Kitty Trailer
Last spring, Netflix dropped a brief teaser of Cathcart decking out her script in Kitty fashion, accompanied by a voiceover from the youngest Covey herself.
Then, on March 22, Netflix dropped the first official XO, Kitty teaser — where Kitty makes the case for why she should be allowed to study abroad and reunite with Dae. John Corbett and Sarayu Blue appear in the clip as Dr. Covey and his new wife, Trina.
The streamer followed up with a full trailer on April 25 — and it looks like there’s a major wrench in Kitty’s romantic plans: Dae has a girlfriend?!
XO, Kitty Release Date
The past few To All the Boys movies came out around Valentine’s Day — but just as Kitty writes her own rules, her show does the same. The just-announced XO, Kitty release date is May 18.
This post will be updated with additional details as more information on XO, Kitty becomes available.
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