Katy Keene came out in January 2020 and is a direct Riverdale spin-off. It is based five years after the events of Riverdale season 4. Following four artists trying to make it big in New York City. The show received a mixed response from its audience. Season one concluded on May 14, 2020.
Since then, fans have been waiting to hear news on season two. Is Katy Keene renewed for another season? Let’s find out. Let’s get into the details and determine if the Riverdale spin-off series is coming with another season.
Will there be a season 2 of Katy Keene?
After the show hit CW, the viewership of the show was average. However, later the show was premiered on HBO Max, and that was another chance for the show to survive. But the show didn’t do as well for it to have to be renewed. Many believed the show could’ve done better if Netflix would have taken the streaming rights.
Unfortunately, the show has been canceled. Lucy Hale confirmed the news on her Instagram post, where she was emotional and thanked everybody who was a part of it.
Why was Katy Keene canceled?
The show received only a half million viewers per episode. Fans who love Riverdale were expecting something that was more like Riverdale, and hence it did not do well for them. On the other hand, some viewers loved the aesthetic and the storyline for being different than Riverdale. With such mix response and low viewership, the show was canceled.
Since CW and Netflix’s contract has also been canceled, many of its shows are not going to Netflix. Instead, they are going to a different streamer. Since it was a direct Spin-off for Riverdale, most of its audience is on Netflix. This show wasn’t introduced to familiar viewers. Many factors have affected viewership.
However, there can still be hope. Warner Bros hasn’t given up, and they will try to get another network to pick up the show. If Netflix picks up the show, it may get famous quickly. However, it is still something we can hope for. Until then, the show remains canceled.
What is the plot of Katy Keene about?
Follows the life of Katy Keene, who is a fashion enthusiast and Josie McCoy, who is a singer-songwriter. The show continued five years after the Riverdale’s season 4. It follows their struggle to make it big in the city of dreams, New York.
In the season finale, we finally saw how Katy had received an opportunity after asking Gloria to help her execute a plan. Alex was relapsing. Hence Jorge and Xandra forced him to go into rehab. Jorge conducted a rally to prevent his parents from losing their building. However, he soon realized that he is in opposition to Hiram Lodge.
In the meanwhile, Pepper made amends with Katy, Jorge, and Josie. She decided to leave this part of her life behind, which brought pain to others and move forward. (check: Hannibal season 4.)
Season two may have brought more challenges for the characters. There would have been some crossovers from Riverdale since Katy’s boyfriend is a boxer to have seen Archie. Since Katy and Veronica are friends, we could have seen the duo in the future too.
Katy Keene Cast: Who is in it?
Lucy Hale was seen playing the lead role. Accompanying her were Ashleigh Murray as Josie McCoy, Katherine LaNasa as Gloria Grandbilt, Julia Chan as Pepper Smith, Jonny Beauchamp as Jorge, Lucien Laviscount as Alexander Cabot, Zane Holtz as Kelly, Camille Hyde as Alexandra “Xandra” Cabot, Nathan Lee Graham as Francois, Heléne Yorke as Amanda, Daphne Rubin-Vega as Luisa Lopez, Azriel Crews as Cricket, Cary Elwes as Leo Lacy, Luke Cook as Guy LaMontagne, Emily Rafala as Trula Twyst.
We even saw a few Riverdale characters in guest appearances like Robin Givens as Sierra McCoy, Casey Cott as Kevin Keller, and Mark Consuelos as Hiram Lodge. (check: Aladdin 2 Release Date, Cast, Trailer, Plot, and Everything Else To Know About Sequel Film.)
Where to watch/stream Katy Keene online?
The show is available to stream on HBO Max. There are 13 episodes, and the runtime is 42 minutes.