Netflix today announced it has picked up the new Y/A series XO, Kitty, a spinoff inspired by the popular To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before film franchise and New York Times best-selling book series by Jenny Han.
Teen matchmaker Kitty Song Covey thinks she knows everything there is to know about love. But when she moves halfway across the world to reunite with her long-distance boyfriend, she’ll soon realize that relationships are a lot more complicated when it’s your own heart on the line.
Anna Cathcart set to reprise her role as Kitty Song Covey. Anna got her big break after her first TV audition when she was chosen after a multi- nationwide search to play the lead role of Agent Olympia in the Emmy Award winning PBS children’s series, Odd Squad. Within the week she was packed and ready to begin her adventure of living and working in Toronto. The role earned her a Canadian Screen Award as well as a Daytime Emmy nomination. Since Odd Squad, Anna has expanded her career, joining the lead casts of Disney’s hit musical Descendants as Dizzy, and Netflix’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before trilogy as scene-stealing youngest sister Kitty Covey. In addition, she was the lead of Brat TV’s Zoe Valentine, Molly in Disney Channel’s movie Spin, Young Drizella in the long-running TV drama Once Upon a Time, and Anna in the Disney Channel series Fast Layne. She hosted the web series Letters To with Picturestart, featuring a slate of award-winning authors. In her first animation, Anna joined the all-star cast of the highly anticipated Star Wars:Visions anthology as Lop, in the short Lop and Ocho. Anna was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia. She lives with her supportive parents, big sister and dog Mia.
The pilot was co-written by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian. Jenny Han (Creator), Sascha Rothchild will serve as the showrunner. Jenny Han, Sascha Rothchild, Matt Kaplan of ACE Entertainment are executive producers as well.