After a tumultuous romantic journey in South Korea, Kitty’s return to the United States is shrouded in anticipation. XO Kitty enthusiasts eagerly await insights about her journey in the upcoming second season, a confirmation Netflix officially made in the summer of 2023. What’s the current status on XO Kitty season 2, and when can viewers expect its availability on Netflix?
XO, Kitty represents a Netflix Original romantic comedy series crafted, scripted, and overseen by Jenny Han. It serves as a spin-off from the beloved To All the Boys film franchise.
The narrative revolves around teenage matchmaker Kitty Song Covey, who believes she comprehends the complexities of love. However, when she embarks on a cross-continental journey to reunite with her long-distance partner, she’ll soon grasp that relationships are far more intricate when her own heart is at stake.
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XO Kitty Season 2 Netflix Renewal Info
Kitty Season 2 – Status – Renewed
In less than a month following the series debut on May 18th, Netflix has officially confirmed the renewal of the show, a decision that hardly surprises given its remarkable viewership statistics (more details on this shortly).
The announcement was accompanied by a concise video in which Anna Cathcart, among other cast members, proudly displayed a sign signifying the show’s renewal:
Jenny Han has been confirmed to return as the showrunner for the upcoming season, and she will share the role with Sascha G. Rothchild, both of whom will also serve as executive producers.
As the first spin-off series from one of Netflix’s beloved film franchises, it is particularly intriguing to observe how XO, Kitty performs in its initial weeks, especially considering the gap since the release of ‘To All The Boys – Always and Forever’ in February 2021.
Netflix meticulously evaluates all the data pertaining to the series, including weekly viewing metrics, the percentage of subscribers who commence and complete the show, and more. We’ve previously elaborated on Netflix’s decision-making process when it comes to renewing or canceling shows
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, Choi Min-yeong, Anthony Keyvan, Gia Kim, Sang Heon Lee, Regan Aliyah, Peter Thurnwald
What to Anticipate in XO, Kitty Season 2
In the upcoming second season, Kitty’s journey takes intriguing turns.
Kitty and Yuri’s Connection
Following her sojourn to Korea in a bid to bridge the gap with her long-distance partner, Dae, Kitty found herself entangled in feelings for another individual, Yuri. However, just as she was poised to express her emotions, the appearance of Juliana, the object of Yuri’s affection, disrupted her intentions. Instead of unveiling her feelings, Kitty boarded her flight back to the United States.
Kitty, having been expelled from KISS, believes she may never cross paths with Yuri again. Little does she know that Yuri is diligently working to persuade her mother, Jina, to reinstate her. Should Kitty regain her place at KISS, a reunion with Yuri awaits.
Min Ho’s Revelation
Upon boarding her flight, Kitty was taken aback to discover Min Ho sharing the same plane. Learning that Kitty and Dae had parted ways and that she was bound for America, he decided to courageously confess his own feelings for her.
Kitty’s affections lie with Yuri, and with her recent breakup with Dae, it is unlikely that she will reciprocate Min Ho’s sentiments, even if she returns to KISS.
Unraveling the Mystery of Simon
Jina handed Kitty a letter penned by Kitty’s mother, Eve. Within the contents of the letter, Kitty uncovered the enigmatic figure known as Simon, potentially her mother’s first love. Expect Kitty to revisit Jina and delve deeper into the subject of “Simon” and Jina’s connection with her mother.
Dae’s Scholarship Dilemma
Dae’s scholarship largely hinges on his academic performance at school, where he is expected to maintain the top-ranking position. Unfortunately, Florian’s cheating on exams leads to Dae’s fall from the top spot. Unless Florian’s transgressions are exposed or Dae manages to elevate his grades to perfection, Dae’s scholarship at KISS faces a grave threat.
The release date for the second season of XO, Kitty on Netflix
The release date for the second season of XO, Kitty on Netflix has generated considerable curiosity.
The inaugural season was filmed between March 28, 2022, and June 7, 2022, leading to a span of fourteen months between the commencement of filming and the show’s release.
Regrettably, despite an early renewal, the current status of the show is stagnant due to its affiliation with both the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA). Notably, the WGA initiated a strike in May 2023, followed by SAG-AFTRA’s strike in July 2023.
XO, Kitty is among numerous projects affected by these ongoing strikes, resulting in a halt in production. Consequently, it appears unlikely that production will recommence until 2024, raising the possibility of a return for the show towards the latter part of that year or, more realistically, in 2025.
Evaluating XO, Kitty’s Strong Debut on Netflix
The first four days of XO, Kitty’s performance on Netflix have been nothing short of impressive, garnering a remarkable 72,080,000 hours of viewership. In fact, if not for the exceptional success of “Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Series,” XO, Kitty would have claimed the top spot.
|Week Period||Hours Viewed (Millions)||Rank||Week in Top 10|
|May 14th, 2023 to May 21st, 2023||72.08||2||1|
|May 21st, 2023 to May 28th, 2023||63.78 (-12%)||2||2|
|May 28th, 2023 to June 4th, 2023||29.83 (-53%)||3||3|
|June 4th, 2023 to June 11th, 2023||14.46 (-52%)||8||4|
Let’s delve into the detailed Netflix hourly statistics for XO, Kitty. Every Tuesday, Netflix unveils its top 40 shows and movies, categorized by language (English and non-English). Over the course of four weeks, the series consistently secured its position in the top 10, amassing a total of 180.15 million hours of viewership worldwide.
The highly anticipated second season of XO, Kitty on Netflix has generated significant excitement among fans. While the filming of the first season took place within a fourteen-month timeframe, the show’s progress for the second season has been hampered by strikes within the industry, particularly involving the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA). As a result, production has been temporarily halted, delaying the release of the second season until at least 2024, with a more realistic timeframe likely being 2025. Despite these delays, fans eagerly await the continuation of Kitty’s story and the unfolding of new plot developments in the upcoming season.
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