Riverdale Spinoff Katy Keene Cancelled at The CW
The CW has officially decided not to give Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa’s Riverdale spinoff series Katy Keene a second season renewal. The cancellation news comes after the Lucy Hale-fronted series had ended its 13-episode season run in May. However, the series might still get a second chance as Deadline brings word that Warner Bros. Television is already looking for a new home with HBO Max being the most likely option given its streaming deal with the studio.
In response to the unfortunate news, Hale has also taken to Instagram to share an emotional video which you can check out below as she thanks fan who’ve continued to love and support Katy Keene.
Katy Keene follows the lives and loves of four iconic Archie Comics characters – fashion legend-to-be Katy Keene, singer/songwriter Josie McCoy, performer Jorge Lopez/Ginger, and “It Girl” Pepper Smith – as they chase their twenty-something dreams in New York City… together.
Katy designs clothes for anyone she can, including her friend and roommate Josie, whose singing talent catches the attention of Alexander Cabot, 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, who also happens to be his twin sister. Josie and Katy’s roommate Jorge 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 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, who is a legendary personal shopper. But Katy has the support of her longtime boyfriend, KO Kelly, 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.
The series starred Lucy Hale (Pretty Little Liars) as Katy Keene, Ashleigh Murray (Riverdale) as Josie McCoy, Julia Chan (Saving Hope) as Pepper Smith, and Jonny Beauchamp (Stonewall) as Jorge. It also be featured Camille Hyde (Power Rangers Dino Charge), Lucien Laviscount (Scream Queens), Katherine LaNasa (Big Love) as Gloria, and Zane Holtz (From Dusk till Dawn: The Series) as KO Kelly.
Executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Michael Grassi, Sarah Schechter and Jon Goldwater (Archie Comics Publisher & CEO), Katy Keene is from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios.