The CW’s Riverdale spinoff pilot Katy Keene has formally begun filming. An adaptation of the Archie Comics, Riverdale places a classy noir spin on Archie Andrews and the opposite residents of The City With Pep, and has continued to discover different darkish genres (crime-thriller, homicide thriller) because it premiered in early 2017. The favored present has additional given rise to a by-product TV sequence within the type of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, which was set-up to air on The CW earlier than it moved to Netflix (which streams Riverdale exterior the U.S.) and premiered final October.
Riverdale is now getting a second spinoff in Katy Keene, a present that – ought to it’s picked as much as sequence by The CW – will observe Archie Comics characters like Katy Keene (Lucy Hale) and Riverdale‘s Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray) as they attempt to make it large in New York Metropolis as twenty-somethings. The plan is for the present to premiere on The CW in 2019-2020, with Riverdale‘s showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and writer-producer Michael Grassi lending a hand as producers. As such, taking pictures on the Katy Keene pilot is getting underway now.
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Hale confirmed that filming on the Katy Keene pilot has formally begun by posting a photograph of the present’s solid and crew (together with, pilot director and Riverdale/Chilling Adventures of Sabrina veteran Maggie Kiley) to her Twitter account, together with the message “KATY KEENE. Day 1”. You may take a look at her tweet under.
Within the occasion that Katy Keene is picked as much as sequence, Murray will reportedly depart Riverdale to concentrate on the spinoff full-time. Whereas followers would little doubt be unhappy to see Josie depart good ol’ Archie behind (particularly within the wake of their present romance), the upside is that Katy Keene may give her much more screen-time – and, in fact, extra scenes to indicate off her singing – than she usually has on Riverdale. The sequence additionally guarantees to be a far cry from Riverdale and the supernatural horror-flavored Chilling Adventures of Sabrina tonally, seeing because it focuses on Katy, Josie, and their associates’ pursuits in fashionable industries like vogue and music. It seems like a present that is tailor-fit to the Josie character and her goals of pop stardom, in that respect.
That stated, Katy Keene will nonetheless be be an ensemble sequence – like its fellow Archie Comics exhibits – and have a solid that features Camille Hyde (American Vandal), Lucien Laviscount (Scream Queens) Julia Chan (Saving Hope), and Jonny Beauchamp (Penny Dreadful) in key roles. It is unlikely to crossover with Riverdale at any level although, due to its completely different setting and the truth that it is set after Josie has graduated from highschool and left her (unusual) house city behind her. After all, that would all the time change, relying on what occurs with Katy Keene subsequent. We’ll remember to deliver you extra particulars on that entrance as they turn into obtainable.
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