- By Michael Jacobo
- Photo Courtesy of The CW Network
Everyone needs a good time with friends these days. And you’re not going to get a better sense of that than watching Katy Keene, the new series coming to The CW Network this month.
A spin-off of Riverdale (also on CW), Katy Keene is based on the Archie comics of the same name and follows young Katy (a dazzling Lucy Hale), an aspiring fashion stylist in New York City. Her journey to success and glamour isn’t an easy one, but her strong support system is sure to keep her spirits up even in the worst moments. Hale is joined by Ashleigh Murray (reprising her role as Josie McCoy from Riverdale); Jonny Beauchamp as Jorge, an aspiring Broadway dancer who moonlights as a drag performer; Julia Chan (Saving Hope) as Pepper Smith, an it-girl with a mysterious past; and Zane Holtz (From Dusk till Dawn: The Series) as KO Kelly, Keene’s boyfriend and boxing trainer.
Katy Keene is the second spin-off to Riverdale (the first was Netflix’s The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, which was originally in development at the CW). The series was created by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who helmed the other Archie comic adaptations. Where Riverdale and Sabrina are dark in tone with horror elements, Katy Keene is the polar opposite; taking its time to assure viewers that dreams and hope can still prevail at times when it doesn’t seem possible.
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