Hit rom-com franchise ‘To All the Boys’ to get a spinoff show

Lara Jean’s younger sister will be front and center.

Hit rom-com franchise 'To All the Boys' to get a spinoff show
(Image: Netflix)

Keep the love letters coming because the To All the Boys film franchise isn’t finished yet. As announced by Netflix last Monday, the beloved trilogy is set to get a spinoff series, with Anna Cathcart reprising her role as Kitty Song-Covey in the young-adult dramedy called “XO, Kitty.”

“I’ll bet you thought the story was over, that there wouldn’t be any more letters,” Cathcart’s voiceover said in a clip announcing the show, “but there’s one Covey sister – some might call her the favorite – whose love story is just beginning.”

According to the logline by Netflix, the show will revolve around To All The Boys protagonist Lara Jean’s younger sister, teen matchmaker Kitty Song Covey, as she moves halfway across the world to reunite with her long-distance boyfriend. Soon, she realizes that relationships are a lot more complicated when it’s your own heart on the line. 

Jenny Han, the author behind the books that inspired the To All the Boys film trilogy, will serve as co-showrunner of “XO, Kitty” alongside Emmy-nominated writer for “GLOW,” Sascha Rothschild.

Aside from Cathcart returning to her teen role, not much news about the cast has been revealed. Although Han teased this month that Lana Condor and Noah Centineo could jump back to the characters of Lara Jean Song-Covey and Peter Kavinsky, respectively, for the series. “That would be, like, a dream to see them again,” she told Insider in an interview this month. “But we’ll have to wait and see.”

The spinoff series is initially set to have ten thirty-minute episodes, which Han herself has described as an extension of the story on paper. “[They’re] basically the stories I would have written if I was going to continue with the books.”

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(Image: Netflix)

The To All the Boys trilogy revolves around the budding love story between Lara Jean and her beau Peter, which starts when a series of letters that the withdrawn Lara Jean wrote to all the boys she has had crushes on made their way to the public, wreaking havoc in her life.

“XO, Kitty” is yet to get a release date at Netflix.

Art Daniella Sison


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