"Riverdale" Spinoff "Katy Keene" Offers A Little "Window Shopping" Into Katy's New NYC Life [PREVIEW]

With "Archie-verse" creator-executive producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Berlanti Productions, and Warner Bros. Television's Riverdale spinoff Katy Keene ready to set sail this week (and receiving an order for 13 additional scripts based on strong early buzz), The CW released a new season trailer that lets viewers' eyeballs do some "Window Shopping" into Katy's (Lucy Hale) new NYC life and see those who will be there to help (and hinder) Katy along the way…

"Katy Keene" season 1, episode 1 "Pilot": SERIES PREMIERE – Katy Keene (Lucy Hale) struggles to manage the pressures of her day job at Lacy's Department Store and her very demanding boss, Gloria (Katherine LaNasa), who is a legendary personal shopper. Lucky for Katy, she has the support of her longtime boyfriend, KO Kelly (Zane Holtz), who has his own dream of becoming a professional boxer and a surprise Katy wasn't expecting. Katy's roommate and close friend, Jorge auditions for a Broadway play, but it doesn't go as planned and he tries a different route to potentially get noticed.

When Katy meet her new roommate Josie (Ashleigh Murray), she knows they will be fast friends. Josie meets record producer Alexander Cabot (Lucien Laviscount), but it is all seems too good to be true when Alexandra Cabot (Camille Hyde) gets involved. After a long day, the group of friends, including "It" girl Pepper (Julia Chan), all meet at their favorite hangout, Molly's Crisis, to watch Jorge (Jonny Beauchamp) perform as his alter ego, Ginger, and to see Katy's latest fashion creation. Maggie Kiley directed the episode written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa & Michael Grassi.

Katy Keene — "Pilot" — Image Number: KK101g_2910rf.jpg — Pictured: Lucy Hale as Katy Keene — Photo: Barbara Nitke/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Katy Keene — "Pilot" — Image Number: KK101f_2288r.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Lucy Hale as Katy Keene and Zane Holtz as K.O. Kelly — Photo: Barbara Nitke/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Katy Keene — "Pilot" — Image Number: KK101f_2253re.jpg — Pictured: Lucy Hale as Katy Keene — Photo: Barbara Nitke/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Katy Keene — "Pilot" — Image Number: KK101e_1886rb.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Julia Chan as Pepper Smith, Jonny Beauchamp as Jorge Lopez and Ashleigh Murray as Josie McCoy — Photo: Barbara Nitke/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Now here's a look back at the official extended trailer and series overview for The CW's Katy Keene:

KATY KEENE follows the lives and loves of four iconic Archie Comics characters — fashion legend-to-be Katy Keene (Lucy Hale), singer/songwriter Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray), performer Jorge Lopez/Ginger (Jonny Beauchamp), and "It Girl" Pepper Smith (Julia Chan) — as they chase their twenty-something dreams in New York City…together.

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Katy Keene — "Pilot" — Image Number: KK101D_0838r.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Ashleigh Murray as Josie McCoy, Julia Chan as Pepper Smith and Lucy Hale as Katy Keene– Photo: David Giesbrecht/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Katy designs clothes for anyone she can, including her friend and roommate Josie, whose singing talent catches the attention of Alexander Cabot (Lucien Laviscount), a CEO who hopes to reboot the record label division of his father's corporate empire. But Alexander's dream of signing Josie to a recording contract meets resistance from Cabot Media's powerful senior vice president Alexandra (Camille Hyde), who also happens to be his twin sister.

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Katy Keene — "Pilot" — Image Number: KK101a_0157r.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Ashleigh Murray as Josie McCoy and Lucy Hale as Katy Keene — Photo: Barbara Nitke/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Josie and Katy's roommate Jorge works at his family's bodega and has his eye on Broadway, but after a series of rejections, he hopes to take his drag performance career as Ginger to the next level. The mysterious Pepper Smith plans to open her own version of Andy Warhol's Factory. She has the connections, but no one seems to know where she got her money — or if she really has any at all.

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Katy Keene — "Pilot" — Image Number: KK101b_1164r.jpg — Pictured: Jonny Beauchamp as Jorge/Ginger Lopez — Photo: Barbara Nitke/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Katy struggles to manage the pressures of her day job at Lacy's Department Store and her very demanding boss, Gloria (Katherine LaNasa), who is a legendary personal shopper. But Katy has the support of her longtime boyfriend, KO Kelly (Zane Holtz), who has his own dream of becoming a professional boxer. As these aspiring artists take on the runway, the recording studio, Broadway, and the NYC social scene, they will find more than just a career in the big city — they'll find long-lasting friendship.

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Katy Keene — "Pilot" — Image Number: KK101e_2016rd2.jpg Ð Pictured: Lucy Hale as Katy Keene — Photo: Barbara Nitke/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved

The CW's Katy Keene stars Lucy Hale as Katy Keene, Ashleigh Murray as Josie McCoy, Katherine LaNasa as Gloria Grandbilt, Julia Chan as Pepper Smith, Jonny Beauchamp as Jorge Lopez/Ginger, Lucien Laviscount as Alexander Cabot, Zane Holtz as KO Kelly, and Camille Hyde as Alexandra Cabot.

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Katy Keene — "Pilot" — Image Number: KK101a_0012r.jpg — Pictured: Ashleigh Murray as Josie McCoy — Photo: Barbara Nitke/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

The Riverdale spinoff stems from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios with executive producers Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Riverdale), Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Supergirl, Riverdale), Michael Grassi (Riverdale, Supergirl), Sarah Schechter (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Riverdale), and Jon Goldwater (Archie Comics Publisher & CEO.).

About Ray Flook

Proudly serving as TV Editor, Ray started with Bleeding Cool in 2013 as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought aboard as staff in 2017. Counting John Cusack as his pop culture "spirit animal," his "word fu" stays strong as he continues trying really hard to be the sheppard...

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