A brand new poster for Katy Keene was released by the CW, which is the upcoming Riverdale spin-off series. The poster came out before the presentation of the network at Upfront. Here’s the poster:
Riverdale Spin-Off Katy Keena Series Is On Its Way
The Katy Keene series will feature the loves and lives of the iconic Archie comics characters, which include fashion-legend Katy Keane, played by Lucy Hale. The series will see them going after their dreams in the city of New York. It will discover the struggles and origins of the artists who try to make it big on Broadway, recording studio and on the runway. It will also star Riverdale actor Ashleigh Murray and will be set years after the high school events of the show.
Katy Keene cast will see Lucy Hale playing Katy Keene, Jonny Beauchamp as Ginger Lopez, Zane Holtz as K.O. Kelly, Camille Hyde as Alexandra, Julia Chan will be seen as Pepper Smith and Lucien Laviscount will star as Alexander Cabot.
Who is Katy Keene?
For those who don’t know, Katy Keene is an Archie Comics character who debuted in 1945. Katy Keene was an actress, model and singer who was seen juggling her personal life with her career. The character got left out in early 60s before having it revived again in the 80s. Since then, she has appeared on a number or occasions. Her debut on TV makes it a really interesting experiment for Archie Comics.
“It is a watershed moment for the company,” Archie CEO John Goldwater recently told ComicBook.com. “We are called Archie Comics, so most people don’t realize the breadth and depth of our IP. We literally have hundreds of brands, thousands of characters, obviously some way more well-known than others. Comic book people know Katy but the world at large don’t know Katy. And for us to be able to start to mine the depth of our library is a transformative moment for Archie Comics. It’s such an exciting moment in time for the company and it’s as exciting as when Riverdale first came along. It is that kind of seminal moment.”