Who will star in Katy Keene?When will it be airing?
If you have held on for dear life through the truly wild ride that is (opens in new tab)Riverdale (opens in new tab), consider this a reward for your loyalty. Following the success of the series, as well as the popularity of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (opens in new tab), The CW has proudly announced that another Archie Comics spin-off will soon be coming to a Netflix near you.
And this time, it’s a reported “musical dramedy”, so we really have been blessed. The new show will take on the adventures of Katy Keene, a model, actress, and singer from the eponymous comic books, who dreams of becoming a fashion designer in New York City.
The stories also include Katy's BFFs, three other aspiring young artists. Note, Riverdale fans, that one pal is Josie McCoy, now all grown up and pursuing a music career.
The #Riverdale universe expands! Thrilled to be bringing the adventures of Katy Keene and her New York pals to life! Extra-thrilled to be doing this with my pal Michael Grassi @thatthingofwhen! ❤️🧨💥💎💋💃🏻👠👛🧵👨🏻💻 pic.twitter.com/NsM82bv1AEJanuary 24, 2019
As of Monday, Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale has been announced for the lead role in the new series, and looks entirely perfect for the part. According to Variety (opens in new tab), Katy is "a bold, big-hearted and independent twenty-something New Yorker, who aspires to be a fashion designer. When she’s not working as a personal shopper at a luxury department store, she’s navigating friendship and dating in the big city.”
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Excitingly, Ashleigh Murray, who plays Josie McCoy in Riverdale, will continue her character into the Katy Keene universe. The cast also currently includes Camille Hyde, Lucien Laviscount, Julia Chan, and Jonny Beauchamp.
It’s early days for the new spin-off right now, so there’s no premiere date to start the countdown towards just yet. However, it’s likely that the show will arrive on screens later this year.
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Lucy Wood spends most of her time writing about celebrity news, reading books, and waiting for the glorious day that she have enough millions for a pet sloth. She also has a YouTube channel on the go where she pretends to know things about fashion and life advice.
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