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Lucy Hale to Star in ‘Riverdale’ Spinoff ‘Katy Keene’

Lucy Hale / All Lights Film MagazineThe Riverdale universe is expanding with a new leading lady! The CW hit’s upcoming spinoff, Katy Keene, will star Pretty Little Liars alum Lucy Hale.The Truth or Dare actress, 29, shared the exciting news with fans on Twitter Opens a New Window.  on Monday, March 11. “Well I’m slightly freaking out!” she wrote. “Thank you @archiecomics / @writerras / @thecw / @warnerbrostv / @thatthingofwhen for trusting me to be your KATY KEENE. my heart is bursting.”

The former Privileged star will play Keene, an up-and-coming fashion star living in New York City alongside Archie Comics character Josie McCoy, who will crossover from Riverdale and be played by Ashleigh Murray.Hale is best known for her role as Aria Montgomery from PLL, which ran from 2010 to 2017. She was cast in the lead role of Stella Abbott in CW’s Life Sentence, but the show was canceled after just one season in May.