We loved, laughed, and cried with Lara Jean Song Covey (Lana Condor) for years with the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before movie franchise, but the Jenny Han and To All the Boys universe has expanded. Now it’s time for the youngest Covey to shine in XO, Kitty. Netflix recently released the trailer for Kitty Covey’s (Anna Cathcart) TV series, and here are five things that caught our eye:
XO, Kitty and Kitty Covey have their own color scheme.
Just as To All the Boys and Lara Jean had a particular color scheme, the spin-off series and youngest Covey sister do, too. To All the Boys was indeed always full of vibrant colors, but there was no mistaking LJ’s colors were pink and blue. The movies’ logos and posters always featured those hues. They were prominent in the entire movie design, from the set to LJ’s wardrobe.
Jenny Han and the XO, Kitty team have carried that over with blue and yellow. Kitty often wears yellow and blue, from the sequined dress when she reunites with Dae (Mingyeong Choi), the KISS blazer, and her swimsuit to her everyday tops and accessories. It’s particularly noticeable in the Covey household where almost everything on the bookshelves surrounding the family TV are blue.
Yellow absolutely makes sense for Kitty. She’s always been the boldest and most vibrant, not afraid to shine or have the spotlight (unlike LJ). It’s safe to say the Covey girls (and Jenny Han) love a good aesthetic, and we’re here for it.
Pink is pretty prominent.
Speaking of colors, there’s a good amount of pink in the trailer and the promotional materials for XO, Kitty, but it’s not a Kitty color. She’s never wearing it. It’s in the background on trees from the blossoms and on the poster. There are pink lights throughout the set when Yuri (Gia Kim) tells Kitty that Dae’s her boyfriend. In fact, Yuri typically wears pink.
In an aerial shot of Seoul full of white cars, there’s one lone pink bus. As Kitty walks through a shopping district with a map in hand, there are a few pink buildings. So it seems pink is definitely a color of the show but not a Kitty color. We’re not sure what this means — or if it means anything — but it certainly is interesting.
She isn’t the only clumsy Covey sister.
It only takes seeing one To All the Boys movie to realize that Lara Jean is clumsy. Whether it’s tripping over a dog or knocking a candy jar off the table and landing flat on her back onto a hard floor, LJ has had her share of embarrassing moments. And while LJ and Kitty definitely have their differences, Kitty isn’t as smooth as she thinks. In fact, Kitty also falls and causes tons of sweets to fall onto the ground when the shock of Dae having a girlfriend (who isn’t her!) causes her to crash into a cupcake tower in Korea. It certainly rings a bell and reminds us of Lara Jean’s OMG moment of seeing John Ambrose (Jordan Fisher) at Belleview in To All The Boys 2.
Kitty’s hairstyles have changed.
The Kitty Covey we have grown to know and love often wore her hair up in pigtails, space buns, and braids. Now — or at least in the trailer — Kitty wears her hair down most of the time. While we’re sure the younger hairstyles aren’t gone forever, it’s a pretty easy way of demonstrating how much Kitty is maturing and growing. Also, we truly aren’t trying to compare Kitty to Lara Jean because she is her own wonderful, individual person, but we can’t help but be reminded of Lara Jean wearing her hair down more after Peter (Noah Centineo) said he liked it down.
Dae has been recast.
In case you didn’t notice from casting announcements or earlier promos like we did, Dae is not played by the same actor who took the Covey family photo in To All the Boys: Always and Forever. Previously played by Ho-Young Jeon, Kitty’s first love is now played by Minyeong Choi, a K-drama actor with more credits to his name than the originating actor.
XO, Kitty premieres May 18 on Netflix.