Lucy Hale To Star In Riverdale Spin-Off “Katy Keene”

Riverdale is getting a second spin-off. This time, the spin-off will center on classic Archie’s character Katy Keene.

Starring Lucy Hale as the classic Archie Comics character Katy Keene, the show takes place years after Riverdale in an idyllic version of New York City. Unlike the murder happy Riverdale or the supernaturally tinged Chilling Adventures of Sabrinaon Netflix, Katy Keene will be a musical dramedy following the lives and loves of a few 20-somethings hoping to make it in the big city.

Created by Riverdale and Sabrina showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and writer Michael Grassi, the show also stars Ashleigh Murray as Josie McCoy. As fans of Riverdale know, Josie left town to go on tour with her father. In Keene, she steps off the bus in New York City and ends up becoming Katy’s roommate, as she aims to pursue a music career mirroring Katy’s career in fashion.

Sadly, since Katy Keene takes place later on the timeline than Riverdale, don’t expect any crossovers. Easter eggs and references, just like how Sabrina tips the hat to Riverdale? Sure. Maybe even a few familiar faces stopping by New York? Maybe. But a legit crossover isn’t in the works anytime soon.

Katy Keene will premiere on the CW sometime late 2019 or early 2020.