With The CW at work on Riverdale spinoff Katy Keene, the upcoming effort has found its titular star.
Courtesy of Variety, Pretty Little Liars’ Lucy Hale has signed on to take on the Katy Keene role. Hale joins a cast that already features Camille Hyde, Lucien Laviscount, Ashleigh Murray, Jonny Beauchamp and Julia Chan.
In terms of the Katy Keene character, the show’s official blurb on her has her pegged as “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.”
As for Katy Keene as a show, the early word on that reads:
Directed by Maggie Kiley, the Riverdale spinoff is a musical dramedy that follows the lives and loves of four iconic Archie Comics characters — including fashion legend-to-be Katy Keene and singer/songwriter Josie McCoy— as they chase their twentysomething dreams in New York City. The 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.
Expect more on Katy Keene as it continues to develop.