‘Katy Keene’ is a musical comedy-drama based on the iconic characters from the cult comic book franchise, Archie Comics. Developed to screen by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Michael Grassi is a direct spin-off of ‘Riverdale’ that takes place five years after the parent series. The series follows four up-and-coming artists as they strive to make it big in their careers while also balancing their love lives in New York City.
Upon its premiere in February 2020, the show was lauded by the critics and the audiences for its breezy and warm tone, vibrant setting, glamorous costumes, and effortless performances from the main cast. Naturally, fans are wondering: Will there be a ‘Katy Keene’ season 2? Well, we might have some good news for you. Read on.
Katy Keene Season 2 Release Date
‘Katy Keene’ season 1 premiered on The CW on February 6, 2020, and concluded on May 14, 2020, after airing 13 hour-long episodes.
As far as season 2 is concerned, here’s what we know. The makers haven’t announced the renewal yet. However, in January 2020, the network ordered 13 additional episodes from the show-runners, which will most likely be treated as part of the second season. Now, all we have to do is wait for the official renewal announcement. Whenever that happens, we can expect the show to release sometime in 2021, on The CW.
Katy Keene Season 2 Cast: Who is in it?
Lucy Hale headlines the cast as an aspiring fashion designer, Katy Keene. Joining her as her best friend is Josie McCoy is Ashleigh Murray, who reprises her character from ‘Riverdale.’ Katherine LaNasa joins the cast as personal shopper Gloria Grandbilt, while Julia Chan plays Pepper Smith, who aims to be a fashion mogul. Jonny Beauchamp appears as Jorge / Ginger Lopez, an aspiring Broadway performer and drag artist.
The cast also comprises Lucien Laviscount as Alexander “Alex” Cabot, Zane Holtz as K.O. Kelly, Camille Hyde as Alexandra “Xandra” Cabot, Nathan Lee Graham as Francois, Heléne Yorke as Amanda, Daphne Rubin-Vega as Luisa Lopez, Azriel Crews as Cricket, Cary Elwes as Leo Lacy, Luke Cook as Guy LaMontagne, Emily Rafala as Trula Twyst. The ‘Riverdale’ crossover/guest appearances include Robin Givens as Sierra McCoy, Casey Cott as Kevin Keller, and Mark Consuelos as Hiram Lodge. Almost all the main cast members from the first season might reprise their respective roles in season 2. Along with some more crossover characters, it will also feature some fresh additions to the cast.
Katy Keene Season 2 Plot: What can it be About?
In the season 1 finale, an opportunity falls on Katy’s lap when she turns to her boss Gloria for help in executing her plan. Meanwhile, Pepper tries to make amends with her friends Katy, Jorge, and Josie, whose lives have been severely impacted by Pepper’s schemes and lies. She also decides to leave her past behind and move on to the next chapter in her life. Jorge conducts a protest rally to prevent his parents from losing their building, but his plans receive a massive blow when he realizes he has Hiram Lodge in the opposition.
Season 2 might continue to showcase the ups and downs in the personal and professional lives of the aspiring fashion designer Katy Keene, singer-songwriter Josie, drag performer and Broadway enthusiast Ginger Lopez/Jorge, not so mysterious anymore blogger Pepper Smith and Katy’s boxer-bouncer boyfriend K.O.
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