Pretty Little Liars actress Lucy Hale to star in Riverdale's musical dramedy spin-off Katy Keene

Press Trust of India

Mar 12, 2019 13:45:21 IST

Los Angeles: Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale will headline the CW Network's Riverdale spin-off Katy Keene.

The spin-off, which centres around Archie Comics character of the same name, was green lit by the network in January this year, according to Entertainment Weekly.

Pretty Little Liars actress Lucy Hale to star in Riverdales musical dramedy spin-off Katy Keene

Lucy Hale. Image from Facebook

The show will follow the lives of four characters — including fashion legend-to-be Katy Keene (Hale) — as they chase dreams in New York City. It chronicles the origins and struggles of four aspiring artists trying to make it on Broadway, on the runway and in the recording studio.

Sharing the news on Twitter, Hale wrote, "Well I'm slightly freaking out! My heart is bursting."

The 29-year-old actor, best known for playing Aria Montgomery in teen drama Pretty Little Liars, will be joined by Camille Hyde, Lucien Laviscount, Ashleigh Murray, Jonny Beauchamp and Julia Chan in the cast.

Maggie Kiley will direct the pilot with Robert Aguirre-Sacasa and Michael Grassi penning the screenplay. The two scribes will also executive produce the show alongside Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Jon Goldwater.

Updated Date: Mar 12, 2019 13:45:21 IST