‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’ spinoff series


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Anna Cathcart played Kitty in the TATBILB movie trilogy. She will continue her role in the new Netflix spinoff series.

If you’re a fan of the book-turned-Netflix series “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” (TATBILB),  you’re going to be ecstatic over the recent news. As of Oct. 18, a spinoff of the popular Netflix hit has been confirmed. 

TATBILB was originally released as a book series by young adult (YA) author Jenny Han. It is a trilogy about Lara Jean Covey, an introverted girl who gets into a fake relationship with Peter, the typical popular high school jock. The plot revolves around her love letters, which her little sister Kitty mails to the five boys Lara Jean wrote them to.

The trilogy follows Lara Jean and Peter’s fake-turned-real relationship, as well as her family life. Throughout the books, we see Lara Jean and Kitty grow closer as siblings. The books were eventually turned into a Netflix movie trilogy, which was hugely successful on the platform. 

One big difference between Kitty in the books and Kitty in the movies is the addition of Kitty’s love interest. In the third movie, on the Covey’s family trip to Korea, we see Kitty’s first experience with boys. She gets into a long-distance relationship, and though we don’t see much of it, it was cute to see how Kitty and Lara Jean’s relationships are so different. 

The new spinoff will follow Kitty as she “moves halfway across the world to reunite with her long-distance boyfriend and soon realizes that relationships are a lot more complicated when it’s her own heart on the line,” reports ET.  

Kitty is a teen matchmaker, so there will be a time jump. When the series ended with “Always and Forever,” we saw main characters Lara Jean and Peter going off to different colleges, continuing their relationship  long-distance. There is no news as of yet about whether or not Lana Condor and Noah Centineo will reprise their roles as the exciting characters. 

We don’t know any details about the other characters as of yet either. There may be some hope for Condor to reprise her role as Lara Jean Covey as she told ET: “I would absolutely support anything that Anna Cathcart does because I think she’s amazing and I think she did such a great job with Kitty. I love the ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’ world more than I think people understand. Like I, myself am a huge fan, so I’m always open to visiting that universe again because it was one that was really kind and beautiful.” 

A post from the official “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” social media pages was captioned: “The story isn’t over yet. XO, Kitty, a spinoff series starring @annacathcart inspired by To All the Boys is on its way to Netflix.” While there aren’t many details out about the series yet, we do know that Anna Cathcart will reprise her role as Kitty from the trilogy. The spinoff will be a 10-episode series with a half hour time slot format

Author of the book series — as well as “The Summer I Turned Pretty” — Han will be working on the spinoff. There have been no dates related to the start of filming, show release dates or casting details (besides Cathcart as Kitty) known at this time.