The CW cancels 'Katy Keene' after Season 1, disappointed fans pray other networks will take up the teen drama
A concrete reason hasn't been listed yet, but a report said Warner Bros, the show's producer, plans to keep the show going on another platform
'Katy Keene' will not be coming back for a second season. The Lucy Hale-starrer, a spin-off The CW's hit teen drama 'Riverdale' was canceled and while a concrete reason hasn't been listed yet, a Variety report said Warner Bros, the show's producer, plans to keep the show going by picking another platform.
Based on the Archie comics character, the series follows Katy (Hale), an aspiring fashion designer who meets Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray). Their lives also intertwine with enigmatic socialite Pepper Smith (Julia Chan) and Jorge Lopez (Jonny Beauchamp). Murray's Josie has been an integral character in 'Riverdale' before marking her debut on 'Katy Keene'.
While news of the cancellation did the rounds, showrunner Roberto Aguirre Sacasa took to Twitter to post an image of the series' first table read and captioned it: "From the first #katykeene table read. It seems like a dream. So proud of this show and the beautiful souls who came together to make it." The lines ended with a heartbreak emoji and, it's safe to say, it left 'Katy Keene' fans devastated.
"Please take #KatyKeene and #TheBrides to HBO Max. Katy was so much fun, it was so light. It was like old CW shows Gossip Girl & The Carrie Diaries and it had such an amazing guy character in Jorge. There’s never been a character like Ginger on The CW. I wish it had more seasons," a fan tweeted. "Such a shame @TheCW canceled it was such a great show hopefully @hbomax picks it up or another certain streaming service," wrote one of the fans.
"@TheCWdude cmon did you seriously cancel #katykeene ?!?!! This was @lucyhale prime after PLL. So annoying," a fan expressed her displeasure. "Roberto how would you let that happen????????" a fan asked. "Look, they f**ked up my mornings often with their filming blocking streets but @TheCW messed up and this should have been renewed," a fan said.
"I actually wonder if @Netflix might have any interest in #KatyKeene considering they have #Riverdale internationally. I feel like it would actually be on-brand for them too," one of the fans reasoned. "@cwcolumbus Fans of Katy Keene it was canceled & not given a second chance I want to start a petition to save it please help me by spreading the word and retweeting this tweet #SAVEKATYKEENE," a fan remarked.
As far as critics' ratings and audience approval go, 'Katy Keene' boasts of a 91% rating on Rotten Tomatoes with the critic consensus reading: "Katy Keene definitely has style to spare, but its greatest strength is its warm, joyous tone that sparkles in a sea of gritty YA TV." What are your thoughts on 'Katy Keene' getting canceled?