“Cat’s out of the bag, or should I say kitty,” the actress captioned her Instagram announcement. “@netflix grab your helmets kids, this is gonna be a wild ride.”
Prior to the streaming service’s official confirmation, multiple outlets reported in March 2021 that the spinoff series was on the way. The speculation came nearly a month after the final film in the fan-favorite franchise premiered via Netflix in February 2021. Throughout the three films, Anna’s Kitty stole viewers’ hearts as the little sister who started it all. If it wasn’t for Kitty sending out her sister’s secret love letters in To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, Lara Jean and Peter Kavinsky’s love story wouldn’t be here today!
“In the first movie, Kitty is definitely just the little sister. She’s in middle school and she’s young, and she’s there to be the pesky little sister to Lara Jean,” the actress told Collider in February 2021. “And in the third movie, you start to see her go onto her own path, where has her own small little romance and she’s going through these things. She has so many good role models in her life, with Margot and Lara Jean, and you definitely get to see Kitty grow up a bit. That was really special for me to experience, but also for fans to see.”
Now that both of the character’s sisters are off to college, it might just be Kitty’s time to shine. In fact, during the same Collider interview, Anna even shared what she thinks the youngest Covey sister would be up to five or ten years down the road.
“That’s so fun to think about because Kitty would be going to high school, and then she’d be going to college, and she might be dealing with relationships and going through some more things like both of her sisters have,” the Zoe Valentine star gushed. “That is so fun to think about. I also think, with both sisters away at school, so it would just be her at home with [her stepmom] Trina and [dad] Dr. Covey.”
According to Deadline, Kitty’s series is set for 10 episodes, and is the first show to come from a Netflix original film. The author of the To All the Boys novels, Jenny Han, will serve as the co-showrunner for XO, Kitty.
“It’s so fun to think about what Kitty’s future might look like, because I feel like she could go in so many different directions with so many paths,” Anna told Teen Vogue in a goodbye letter to her character from February 2021. “Something that I love about Kitty, she’s so headstrong and she’s so confident. She knows what she wants and she’s going to get it.”
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