The CW released an extended trailer for “Katy Keene,” the upcoming “Riverdale” spinoff starring Lucy Hale. The series follows the lives and loves of four iconic Archie Comics characters – Katy Keene, Josie McCoy, Jorge Lopez/Ginger, and Pepper Smith (Julia Chan). The foursome are trying to make it big in New York City, and we meet them as they start on the ground floor.
In the first season, Katy designs clothes for anyone she can, but mostly for her friend and roommate Josie, 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. Alexander’s dream of signing Josie (of the Josie and Pussycats) 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 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. All the while, 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. Katy does have the support of her longtime boyfriend, KO Kelly (Zane Holtz), who has his own dream of becoming a professional boxer.
As we mentioned earlier, the show is a spinoff of “Riverdale,” and the two shows are scheduled to crossover at some point. The show is from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios with executive producers Greg Berlanti, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Sarah Schechter, and Jon Goldwater.
The network released the video on social media, describing the show to fans by adding, “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.”
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