All the things to learn about XO, Kitty – a derivative of certainly one of Netflix’s largest film franchises

Heads up, these of you eager on extra feel-good content material from Netflix: The streaming big is extending the universe of certainly one of its largest authentic film franchises — the To All of the Boys I’ve Beloved Earlier than motion pictures, based mostly on the YA guide collection from Jenny Han — with the launch of a 10-episode spinoff collection, targeted on Kitty Track Covey and titled XO, Kitty.

Kitty, the youthful sister of the franchise’s primary character Laura Jean, is de facto who helped push Laura Jean and her crush Peter Kavinsky collectively within the first place, and now it’s time for the spunky 16-year-old to get a narrative all her personal. And earlier than we get into the story and all the small print beneath, let me simply add that I discovered these motion pictures to be the form of breath of recent air and dose of positivity that I’m always eager for from Netflix content material — however that I’m most likely nowhere shut age-wise to the goal demographic of those tales.

I’m additionally a complete softie, simply to place all my playing cards on the desk.

XO, Kitty launch date, trailer & extra

On this spinoff collection from Awesomeness Studios and ACE Leisure, which hits Netflix on Might 18, Anna Cathcart reprises her position as Kitty, and he or she’s now able to make her personal mark on the world. “She’s entering into the fore — selecting up the baton from Lara Jean,” co-showrunner Sascha Rothchild says, in a Netflix promotional interview.

So far as the story goes: Kitty leaves her Portland, Oregon, residence behind to attend the identical college her mother went to, the Korean Unbiased Faculty of Seoul (aka KISS). Coincidentally, Kitty’s long-term, long-distance boyfriend, Dae (Minyeong Choi), additionally goes to KISS. And what Kitty finally ends up studying is that relationships are lots simpler to handle — like prodding her sister to get with a man — when your individual coronary heart isn’t on the road.

XO, Kitty actually is Kitty’s story and that’s a part of the rationale why I actually needed to set this story in a unique place,” Han, who’s additionally a co-showrunner for this collection, tells Netflix. “In the event you see the Covey home that everyone knows and love and their highschool in Portland, you’d most likely simply be pondering, ‘Oh, what’s Lara Jean as much as?’”

The episodes are every half-hour lengthy, which makes for a tighter present that’s a lot simpler to binge with out feeling such as you’re having to slog by a brand new launch. That’s no less than how I really feel with lots of new TV Netflix releases as of late. Who has the time?

A preview of the present

Along with the trailer providing a primary glimpse at footage from XO, Kitty above, in the meantime, try photographs from the present beneath, courtesy of Netflix.

Anna Cathcart as Kitty Track Covey in “XO, Kitty.” Picture supply: Netflix
XO, Kitty on Netflix
Gia Kim as Yuri and Anna Cathcart as Kitty Track Covey. Picture supply: Netflix
XO, Kitty on Netflix
Anna Cathcart as Kitty Track Covey and Choi Min-yeong as Dae. Picture supply: Park Younger-Sol/Netflix