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Katy Keene - Jonny Beauchamp & Julia Chan to Star in The CW's Riverdale Spinoff Pilot



Roberto Aguirre Sacasa has shared a first look at the characters.



Jonny Beauchamp (Penny Dreadful, Stonewall) and Julia Chan (Saving Hope, Little Dog) have been cast to star in The CW's Riverdale Spinoff pilot, Katy Keene, per Deadline's exclusive.

Beauchamp and Chan will co-star opposite Ashleigh Murray which means there is one lead left to cast per the series synopsis.

The Riverdale musical dramedy spinoff, Katy Keene is being written by Robert Aguirre-Sacasa (Riverdale, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Looking) and Michael Grassi (Riverdale, Lost Girl). The series hails from Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Jon Goldwater, Berlanti Productions and Warner Brothers Television.

Katy Keene follows the lives and loves of four iconic Archie Comics characters — including fashion legend-to-be Katy Keene — as they chase their twenty-something dreams in New York City. This 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.

Beauchamp will play Jorge/Ginger Lopez. By day, Jorge works at his family's bodega. By night, his drag alter-ego Ginger bartends and performs at a local club. Jorge has always aspired to be a Broadway performer, but he's now looking to take his drag career to the next level.

Chan will play Pepper Smith. Pepper is a New York City "It Girl" who is at the epicenter of all things trendy. As the funny, magnetic life of the party, she dreams of opening her very own version of Andy Warhol's Factory. But behind all the outrageous noise, no one quite knows where she gets all her money — or if she even has any.

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