Are you a fan of Riverdale? Maybe the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina? If you are, then there is a new show coming out called Katy Keene that you might be interested in. Join us as we break down what we know so far about the new series, and why you should be interested.
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
KATY KEENE follows the lives and loves of four iconic Archie Comics characters — fashion legend-to-be Katy Keene (Lucy Hale), singer/songwriter Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray), performer Jorge Lopez/Ginger (Jonny Beauchamp), and “It Girl” Pepper Smith (Julia Chan) — as they chase their twenty-something dreams in New York City…together. Katy designs clothes for anyone she can, including her friend and roommate Josie, whose singing talent catches the attention of Alexander Cabot (Lucien Laviscount), a CEO who hopes to reboot the record label division of his father’s corporate empire. But Alexander’s dream of signing Josie to a recording contract meets resistance from Cabot Media’s powerful senior vice president Alexandra (Camille Hyde), who also happens to be his twin sister. Josie and Katy’s roommate Jorge works at his family’s bodega and has his eye on Broadway, but after a series of rejections, he hopes to take his drag performance career as Ginger to the next level. The mysterious Pepper Smith plans to open her own version of Andy Warhol’s Factory. She has the connections, but no one seems to know where she got her money — or if she really has any at all. Katy struggles to manage the pressures of her day job at Lacy’s Department Store and her very demanding boss, Gloria (Katherine LaNasa), who is a legendary personal shopper. But Katy has the support of her longtime boyfriend, KO Kelly (Zane Holtz), who has his own dream of becoming a professional boxer. As these aspiring artists take on the runway, the recording studio, Broadway, and the NYC social scene, they will find more than just a career in the big city — they’ll find long-lasting friendship.
If you are wondering at exactly what point the show will appear in the Riverdale timeline, Popsugar, is reporting that it will occur roughly five years after the current Riverdale season happenings. This will have shown that Josie has left Riverdale and come to New York to pursue her music career. Thus entering into Katy Keene.
CAST AND TEAM
The cast of Katy Keene is full of familiar faces. Lucy Hale (Pretty Little Liars) will play Katy Keene, Ashleigh Murray (Riverdale) as Josie McCoy, Katherine LaNasa (Truth Be Told) as Gloria Grandbilt, Julia Chan (Saving Hope) as Pepper Smith, Jonny Beauchamp (Penny Dreadful) as Jorge Lopez/Ginger, Lucien Laviscount (Snatch) as Alexander Cabot, Zane Holtz (Hunter Killer as KO Kelly and Camille Hyde (American Vandal) as Alexandra Cabot.
Executive Producers include Greg Berlanti, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Michael Grassi, Sarah Schechter and Jon Goldwater.
WHERE AND WHEN TO WATCH
Katy Keene is set to premiere on the CW Thursday, February 6 at 8pm. According to Deadline, the network gave a 13 script order ahead of the premiere, so we should have plenty to watch over the coming weeks!
Katy Keene is set to premiere on the CW February on 6th at 8/7c.