A Riverdale Spinoff Is Coming, and Lucy Hale Is Playing the Title Character

The Archie Comics TV universe is about to get even bigger, as The CW has ordered a pilot of a new show inspired by the comics. This time, it's fashion guru Katy Keene who's getting the TV treatment. If you love the musical episodes of Riverdale, this is the show for you: it will take the action to New York City, with Variety describing it as a "musical dramedy [that] chronicles the origins and struggles of four aspiring artists trying to make it on Broadway, on the runway and in the recording studio."

Riverdale and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina's showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa will once again take the helm, alongside Michael Grassi (who's also written for Riverdale). It's expected to be tonally different to both Riverdale and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, with the "dramedy" description suggesting it'll be lighter and more fun. As the show is set to air on The CW (the same as Riverdale), this also opens up some exciting possibilities for the kind of crossover we didn't see with Sabrina, and one Riverdale cast member has already been confirmed to appear in the show.

If the pilot is picked up, the show should air later this year. Keep reading to find out who's on board already.



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