Katy Keene premiered today, Feb 6, on the CW.
The series, which markets itself as Riverdale‘s optimistic cousin wrapped in a fluffy New York fairy tale, focuses on aspiring fashion design, Katy Keene (Lucy Hale), as she tries to make her dreams come true. Keene appeared on last night’s (Feb. 5) Riverdale, “Chapter Sixty-Nine: Men of Honor”, where she and good friend Veronica (Camila Mendes) hang out for the day in the city.
In the Archie Comics, Katy was advertised as “America’s Queen of Pin-Ups and Fashions” and fans could submit outfits for Katy and her friends to wear. Talking with EW, series creators Michael Grassi and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa hope that one day fans can design outfits for the series.
Aguirre-Sacasa said that it was part of the initial pitch for the series.
““These shows are social media-driven and so many of these shows are about passionate fan bases. We want the same thing to happen with Katy. Candidly, we’ve been working so hard on the first season, that’s an idea that we’re going to introduce either at the end of season 1 or god willing, season 2.”
So if you’re an artist, maybe keep an eye out for Katy Keene.
Katy Keene airs Thursdays at 8/7c on The CW.
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