First off let me just say I have absolutely HATED how Riverdale has completely mishandled the Josie and the Pussycats characters. They basically phased out Melody and Valerie after the second season and turned Josie from a badass to a whiney rich girl, going completely against the character of Josie.
Maybe this third Riverdale spin-off (the second being Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) will help redeem the character by giving her a reboot of sorts.
Riverdale’s Ashleigh Murray, who plays Josie McCoy, has been cast in the spinoff series Katy Keene. Murray is set to continue her role as Josie, but a 20-something Josie who moves to New York City to try and make it big as a singer/songwriter. In January, the CW ordered a pilot of the show. If it gets picked up to series, Murray won’t return to Riverdale.