Netflix has officially renewed the second season of Jenny Han’s “XO, Kitty” series, which is a spin-off of the popular “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” film trilogy based on Han’s novels. The show centers around Katherine “Kitty” Song Covey (played by Anna Cathcart), who embarks on a study abroad journey to South Korea, specifically at the Korean Independent School of Seoul, following in the footsteps of her late mother. Encouraged by her long-distance boyfriend Dae (Minyeong Choi), Kitty takes this opportunity to explore new experiences.
Han takes on the role of co-showrunner and executive producer alongside Sascha Rothchild, while Matt Kaplan of ACE Entertainment also serves as an executive producer. The series is produced by Awesomeness Studios. In addition to Cathcart and Choi, the cast features Gia Kim as Yuri, Sang Heon Lee as Min Ho, Anthony Keyvan as Q, Peter Thurnwald as Alex, and includes notable names such as Yunjin Kim, Sarayu Blue, John Corbett, Michael K. Lee, Jocelyn Shelfo, and Regan Aliyah.
The first season of “XO, Kitty” left viewers with Kitty developing feelings for her former enemy-turned-friend Yuri, despite being in a relationship with Dae. Kitty’s expulsion from KISS due to living in the boys’ dorm was revealed on her last day of class, but not before celebrating passing her finals. On her flight back to Portland, Kitty finds herself seated next to Dae’s friend Minho, who confesses his own feelings for her.
“XO, Kitty” made its debut on Netflix on May 18, amid the WGA strike. Han and Rothchild did not attend the premiere or participate in any promotional press for the show. Han’s other beloved trilogy, “The Summer I Turned Pretty,” will also have its second season released on Amazon’s Prime Video on July 14.