Her Campus Logo Her Campus Logo
Culture > Entertainment

If You’re a Fan of “Riverdale” Musical Episodes, Get Ready for the Spinoff

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Alaska chapter.

The Archie Comics universe is heading north to Veronica Lodges’s homestead—New York City. Robert Aguirre-Sacasa and Michael Grassi, the CW’s mastermind duo behind Riverdale and its first spinoff, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, are blessing us with another Archie Comics show, Katy Keene—and it’s already started filming.

The musical spinoff will be set several years down the road from the events in Riverdale. The dramedy follows Katy Keene, the model/actress/singer who is “bold, big hearted and independent,” as described by The CW. “Katy Keene is a twenty-something New Yorker who aspires to be a fashion designer.” The narrative will follow as Katy juggles her job as personal shopper, dating in the city, and maintaining friendships.

Katy, played by the Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale, takes on New York with her three equally artistic girlfriends—and one of them will look very familiar. Ashleigh Murray will appear as former Riverdale pussycat, Josie. Now in her 20s, she is pursuing her career as a superstar singer. On a bittersweet note, if the pilot is picked up for a series, Josie will be leaving Riverdale for good.



#KatyKeene já tem uma estrela! @iamamurray irá estrelar no spin-off de #Riverdale!

A post shared by Katy Keene Brasil (@katykeenebrasil) on

This isn’t Lucy Hale’s first time on a CW show. The actress starred in the network’s one-season-wonder, Life Sentence, that both premiered and ended in 2018. Hale’s character, Stella Abbott, was a terminally ill cancer patient who did everything on her bucket list, including marriage—before finding out she was cured. Having expected a short-lived marriage, both her and her husband must then navigate the turmoil of an unexpected future together. We’re just hoping Katy will stick around longer than one season!

There is no set premiere date, but the show will likely debut later this year.




Mackenzie Sylvester is a senior Digital Journalism student at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She is founder, editor-in-chief and campus correspondent for the University of Alaska Her Campus chapter and a National Writer for HC beauty. Mack is obsessed with all things health, beauty and magazine related. She is a retired hockey player, photographer, Potterhead and world-traveler. Mack is the self-proclaimed Hermione Granger who really was placed in Ravenclaw. Follow her on Instagram @macksylvester27.