Former Pretty Little Liars actress Lucy Hale has been cast as the titular character in Riverdale spin-off Katy Keene, which was given a pilot order in January.
The spin-off follows four Archie Comics characters – one of which we know to be Josie, as Ashleigh Murray has been confirmed to star – in New York City as they try to make it on Broadway, the runway, and in the recording studio.
Hale, who is returning to the CW following one season of now-cancelled, Life Sentence, will be playing Katy Keene in the “musical dramedy” set years after the current timeline of Riverdale. Katy is being described as “a twentysomething 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.”
The spin-off will come from writers Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Michael Grassi, who will executive produce alongside Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Jon Goldwater.
More on Katy Keene when we have it.