Experience a High-Fashion Fairytale with the hopeful new series KATY KEENE. From the Creators of RIVERDALE, this spin-off follows seminal Archie Comics characters as they navigate life in the city that never sleeps. Paths converge as these twenty-somethings' Big Dreams are chased in the Big Apple and long-lasting friendships are forged.
In a timeless New York City, KATY KEENE follows the lives and loves of four iconic characters made famous by Archie Comics: aspiring fashion designer Katy Keene, singer/songwriter Josie McCoy, Broadway-bound performer Jorge Lopez (and his drag queen alter ego, Ginger), and mysterious socialite "It Girl" Pepper Smith. As these aspiring artists take on the runway, the recording studio, Broadway, and the NYC social scene, they will find more than just careers in the big city - they'll find long-lasting friendship.
Dream big with the hopeful new series KATY KEENE, Thursdays at 7pm on CW18.
Lucy Hale as Katy Keene
Ashleigh Murray as Josie McCoy
Katherine LaNasa as Gloria Grandbilt
Julia Chan as Pepper Smith
Jonny Beauchamp as Jorge Lopez/Ginger
Lucien Laviscount as Alexander Cabot
Zane Holtz as KO Kelly
Camille Hyde as Alexandra Cabot
Legend-to-be Katy Keene (Lucy Hale) designs clothes for anyone she can, including her friend and roommate Josie McCoy (RIVERDALE's Ashleigh Murray), 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 Lopez (Jonny Beauchamp) 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 (Julia Chan) 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.