Lucy Hale has been cast in the titular role of the CW's Katy Keene pilot, according to Deadline. Based on the Archie Comics character, Katy Keene is a direct spin-off of the CW's hit Riverdale series.
"...Katy Keene follows the lives and loves of four iconic Archie Comics characters - including fashion legend-to-be Katy Keene (Hale) and singer/songwriter Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray) - as they chase their twenty-something dreams in New York City," reads Deadline's description of the show. "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 best known for her role in Pretty Little Liars, and starred in the short-lived CW show Life Sentence.
If the Kate Keene pilot is picked up for series, the show could debut as soon as this fall.