Lucy Hale to Star in “Riverdale” Spinoff “Katy Keene”

March 12, 2019

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Lucy Hale has signed on to star as the titular character in The CW’s planned Riverdale spinoff, Katy Keene. Variety reports that the pilot is based the Archie Comics character of the same name and follows the lives of four characters as they chase dreams in New York City--including Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray) of Josie and the Pussycats fame. Katy is described as a bold, big-hearted and independent twentysomething who aspires to be a fashion designer.

Hale is best known for playing Aria Montgomery in Freeform’s Pretty Little Liars. She joins previously announced cast members Murray, Camille Hyde, Lucien Laviscount, Jonny Beauchamp, and Julia Chan.

@lucyhale has been cast in the title role of "Katy Keene", the #Riverdale spin-off pilot in development at The CW. “Katy Keene” follows the lives of four young people following their dreams in New York City and features Ashleigh Murray reprising her “Riverdale” role of Josie McCoy, along with Jonny Beauchamp (Penny Dreadful) as Ginger Lopez, Julia Chan (Saving Hope) as Pepper Smith, and Camille Hyde (American Vandal) and Lucien Laviscount (Snatch) as Alexandra and Alexander Cabot. Bold, big-hearted and independent, Katy Keene is a 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. -- credit: Mike Rosenthal

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