Lucy Hale to Lead “Riverdale” Spin-Off

Lucy Hale has been tapped to star in the title role in CW’s Riverdale spinoff pilot.

The Pretty Little Liars star, Lucy Hale has been cast as the lead of Katy Keene.

The spinoff follows the lives of four iconic Archie Comics characters — fashion legend-to-be Katy Keene (Hale) and singer/songwriter Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray) — as they chase their dreams in New York City. The musical dramedy chronicles the origins and struggles of four aspiring artists trying to make it on Broadway, on the runway and in the recording studio.

Keene is described as an aspiring fashion designer. When she’s not working as a personal shopper at a luxury department store, she’s navigating friendship and dating in the big city.

The spinoff hails from Riverdale creator and executive producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who also penned the script along with Michael Grassi. Maggie Kiley will direct the pilot.