Katy Keene (TV series)
|Based on||Katy Keene|
by Bill Woggon
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||(list of episodes)|
|Production location(s)||New York City|
|Distributor||Warner Bros. Television Distribution|
|Original network||The CW|
Katy Keene is an upcoming American musical comedy-drama television series developed by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Michael Grassi, based on the Archie Comics character of the same name. It chronicles the origins and struggles of four aspiring artists trying to make it on Broadway, on the runway and in the recording studio; and is a spin-off of Riverdale. The series is produced by Berlanti Productions, in association with Archie Comics, Warner Bros. Television, and CBS Television Studios.
Lucy Hale stars as Katy Keene, an aspiring fashion designer trying to navigate her way in New York City. Ashleigh Murray, Camille Hyde, Jonny Beauchamp, Julia Chan, Lucien Laviscount, Zane Holtz, and Katherine LaNasa also star, with Murray reprising her role as Josie McCoy from Riverdale. In January 2019, the series received a pilot order from The CW, to be considered for a series order in the 2019–20 television season. The series is filmed in New York City. The show was picked up to series in May 2019.
The series follows the professional and romantic lives of four Archie Comics characters, including fashion legend-to-be Katy Keene and singer-songwriter Josie McCoy, as they chase their dreams in New York City. The series will infuse music into the plotlines and follow the origins, trials, and tribulations of four struggling artists who are desperate to make it in the spotlight.
Cast and characters
- Lucy Hale as Katy Keene: An aspiring fashion designer trying to navigate her way in New York City.
- Ashleigh Murray as Josie McCoy: A singer-songwriter chasing her music dreams in the Big Apple. This character was first introduced in Riverdale, except in this series she is of adult age, the series being set several years after the events of Riverdale.
- Jonny Beauchamp as Jorge / Ginger Lopez: An aspiring Broadway performer who wants to take his drag career to the next level.
- Julia Chan as Pepper Smith: An it girl with a mysterious background who wants to own the next fashion-empire.
- Camille Hyde as Alexandra Cabot: A powerful New York socialite who is trying to work her way up in her father's company.
- Lucien Laviscount as Alexander Cabot: The CEO of his father's company who dreams of reopening a dead record label.
- Zane Holtz as Ko Kelly: A boxer and Katy's longtime boyfriend who dreams of fighting a welterweight championship in Madison Square Garden, and makes ends meet as a personal trainer and bouncer.
- Katherine LaNasa as Gloria Grandbilt: A personal shopper at the luxury department store Lacy's, which caters to the rich and famous.
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Prod.|
|1||"Pilot"||Maggie Kiley||Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa & Michael Grassi||TBA||TBA||TBD|
In August 2018, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa revealed that another spin-off was in the works at The CW. He said that the potential spin-off would be "very different from Riverdale" and that it would be produced "in [the 2018–19] development cycle." On January 23, 2019, The CW issued an official pilot order for the series that will "[follow] the lives and loves of four iconic Archie Comics characters — including fashion legend-to-be Katy Keene — as they chase their twenty-something dreams in New York City. This musical dramedy chronicles the origins and struggles of four aspiring artists trying to make it on Broadway, on the runway and in the recording studio." On May 7, 2019, The CW ordered the show to series.
On February 4, 2019, it was announced that Ashleigh Murray, who stars in Riverdale, had been cast in a lead role in the spinoff, exiting Riverdale. On February 21, 2019, Jonny Beauchamp and Julia Chan joined the cast of the series as Jorge Lopez and Pepper Smith, respectively. A few days later, on February 26, 2019, Camille Hyde and Lucien Laviscount joined the cast as brother and sister duo, Alexandra and Alexander Cabot. Finally, on March 11, 2019, Lucy Hale was cast in the series' lead and titular role.
On May 16, 2019, The CW released the first official trailer for the series.
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