For those who love teen rom-coms or romantic Okay-dramas—or higher but, each—it is greater than doubtless XO, Kitty is your newest Netflix binge. The To All of the Boys I’ve Liked Earlier than spin-off focuses on Kitty, the third Covey sister who infamously despatched Lara Jean’s love letters, setting off the occasions for your entire trilogy. However this time, she is not a mischievous youthful sibling or backseat driver; she’s the principle character of her personal love story (or tales?) as she attends the elite Korean Impartial Faculty of Seoul, her late mom’s alma mater. There, she plans to reunite IRL together with her boyfriend Dae after years of long-distance courting, and be taught extra about her mother, Eve Music.
However issues do not all go in accordance with plan. Kitty discovers Dae is in one other relationship, which seems to be pretend; she falls behind in courses; she’s navigating her sexuality; and she or he even learns her mom had one other baby years earlier than she was born (in fact she goes searching for mentioned baby). And we thought Lara Jean had so much on her plate.
Helmed by showrunners Jenny Han (who wrote the To All of the Boys books) and Sascha Rothchild, XO, Kitty is an lovely teen romance with Okay-drama influences, from swoon-worthy slo-mo moments to familial battle. Minyeong Choi, who performs Dae, is a Okay-drama star himself. The present even boasts a Okay-pop-heavy soundtrack with songs from Twice, Stray Children, BTS, Seventeen, and Blackpink.
For those who’re searching for extra XO, Kitty, here is what to know.
Has XO, Kitty been renewed for season 2?
Sure! Netflix introduced the renewal on June 14, virtually a month after the present’s season 1 premiere on Could 18. The solid celebrated the information with a video on social media. Additional particulars (similar to plot factors, solid, and launch date) can be shared sooner or later.
Remember, the Writers’ Guild of America strike is ongoing, so it could take some time for the present to return to our screens till the writers attain truthful negotiations with the Alliance of Movement Image and Tv Producers (which incorporates Netflix).
Who’s within the solid?
The season 1 solid consists of Anna Cathcart as Kitty, together with:
- Minyeong Choi (Twenty 5 Twenty One) as Dae Heon Kim, Kitty’s long-distance boyfriend
- Gia Kim as Yuri Han, Dae’s pretend girlfriend and Kitty’s nemesis—or so we predict
- Sang Heon Lee (Gran Turismo) as Min Ho, Dae’s buddy and roommate
- Anthony Keyvan (Love, Victor) as Quincy “Q” Shabazian, Dae’s buddy who befriends Kitty
- Théo Augier (Countless Evening) as Florian, Q’s love curiosity
- Yunjin Kim (Misplaced, Cash Heist: Korea) as Jina Lim, Yuri’s stern mom and the principal of KISS who shares a previous with Kitty’s late mother
- Peter Thurnwald (Younger Rock) as Alex Finnerty, a instructor at KISS initially from Melbourne
- Michael Okay. Lee (The Protect) as Professor Lee, a brilliant strict instructor at KISS
- Jocelyn Shelfo (The Summer time I Turned Fairly) as Madison Miller, a classmate at KISS
- Regan Aliyah as Juliana, Yuri’s love curiosity
There have been additionally just a few cameos from John Corbett as Kitty’s dad, Dr. Dan Covey. And Okay-pop star Taecyeon of 2PM performs onscreen idol Ocean Park in episode 8. May subsequent season convey any extra cameos from the unique To All of the Boys stars? (Praying for a Lana Condor look.) And can there be any new additions to the solid? We’ll have to attend and see.
What would season 2 be about?
There are numerous locations the present might go after the season 1 finale. First, let’s begin with our lady Kitty. Would season 2 discover her in Seoul or again in Portland? And can her future romantic entanglements embody each Yuri and Min Ho? Or perhaps somebody new from the States? Let’s again monitor.
After coming all this approach to lastly change into a actual couple with Dae, their relationship will get thrown off steadiness as she develops emotions for his or her classmate and Dae’s former pretend girlfriend, Yuri. When Kitty tells Dae she has emotions for her, he takes off. Whereas Kitty does cross her finals, her secret residing state of affairs within the boys’ dorm involves gentle, resulting in her expulsion from KISS.
She packs her issues, says her goodbyes, and heads to the airport, the place Dae catches her final minute earlier than she enters her gate. There, they make their breakup official, although in probably the most heartwarming approach attainable, with mutual respect and take care of one another. “You will at all times be the primary boy I liked,” she tells him. Once they half methods, Kitty bumps into Yuri, and decides to admit her emotions for her however is interrupted by Juliana, who lastly reunites with Yuri after being despatched away. (Yuri’s mom lastly accepted her for who she is and organized for Juliana’s return.) Kitty leaves the couple to themselves, however when Yuri notices she’s gone, she calls her mom, the principal of KISS, telling her to rethink expelling Kitty from the college. Possibly Kitty would be capable of return to Seoul in season 2 in spite of everything.
When she boards her aircraft, Kitty finally ends up sitting subsequent to none aside from Min Ho, who’s heading to Los Angeles to fulfill his actress mom. After she reveals that she and Dae are damaged up for good, Min Ho, who had steamy desires about Kitty earlier within the semester, takes this second to admit his love for her. “I feel I fell in love with you somewhat bit or…so much,” he says earlier than their aircraft takes off. It’ll be a lengthy flight!
Whether or not Kitty finally ends up finishing an enemies-to-lovers arc with Min Ho, or getting into a love triangle with Yuri and Juliana, or each, there are extra plot factors to discover in season 2 as nicely. We might see extra of Yuri’s blended household with Alex, her instructor and newly found half brother, whom her mom secretly welcomed with Professor Lee many years in the past and put up for adoption. The finale sees the 4 of them coming collectively as a household unit, however time will inform how Jina’s husband, the highly effective and image-concerned businessman Mr. Han, will really feel about that.
I am personally additionally hoping for extra Florian and Q, though the finale confirmed their relationship is on the rocks after Q discovers Florian cheated on his exams and took the highest spot within the class. Florian had his causes; he was distracted from his research by his relationship and his dad and mom’ messy divorce. Nonetheless, his pushing Dae to second place within the college rating means Dae loses his scholarship to KISS. So the place will he find yourself subsequent season?
It is also attainable that future episodes reveal extra about Kitty’s mother, Eve Music. She’s the actual cause why Kitty attended KISS within the first place.
Erica Gonzales is the Senior Tradition Editor at ELLE.com, the place she oversees protection on TV, films, music, books, and extra. She was beforehand an editor at HarpersBAZAAR.com. There’s a 75 % probability she’s listening to Lorde proper now.