A group of aspiring artists living in New York City try to make their dreams come true.
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Series cast summary:
Lucy Hale ...  Katy Keene 13 episodes, 2020
Ashleigh Murray ...  Josie McCoy 13 episodes, 2020
Katherine LaNasa ...  Gloria Grandbilt 13 episodes, 2020
Julia Chan ...  Pepper Smith 13 episodes, 2020
Jonny Beauchamp ...  Ginger Lopez / ... 13 episodes, 2020
Lucien Laviscount ...  Alexander Cabot 13 episodes, 2020
Zane Holtz ...  KO Kelly 13 episodes, 2020
Camille Hyde ...  Alexandra Cabot 13 episodes, 2020
Nathan Lee Graham ...  François / ... 10 episodes, 2020
Heléne Yorke ...  Amanda 10 episodes, 2020
Daphne Rubin-Vega ...  Mrs. Lopez / ... 9 episodes, 2020
Luke Cook ...  Guy LaMontagne / ... 8 episodes, 2020
Ryan Faucett ...  Bernardo Brigsby 8 episodes, 2020
Frank Pando ...  Luis Lopez 7 episodes, 2020
Abubakr Ali ...  Raj Patel 6 episodes, 2020


Katy designs clothes for anyone she can, including her friend and roommate Josie, whose singing talent catches the attention of Alexander Cabot, 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, who also happens to be his twin sister. 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. As these aspiring artists take on the runway, the recording studio, Broadway and the New York social scene, they find more than just a career in the big city -- they find long-lasting friendship.

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A high-fashion fairytale


Comedy | Drama | Musical


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Lucy announced on her Instagram that there will be no second season of the show. (June 2020) See more »


Referenced in Riverdale: Chapter Eighty-Three: Fire in the Sky (2021) See more »

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An Upbeat Show Mostly For The YA Crowd
11 February 2020 | by atlasmbSee all my reviews

From the comic book world of "Riverdale" comes the New York City story of Katy Keene (Lucy Hale)---a plucky, upbeat, young woman. She works at Lacy's Department Store for an imperious personal shopper, Gloria (the talented Katherine LaNasa), but she dreams of being a designer.

This series shares the rich photography of "Riverdale" and its strong production values, but its tone is less sinister. In Katy's world, there are setbacks, but all can be overcome.

The theme of the show revolves around the dreams of Katy and her friends. Each of them has a "day job", but they all aspire to greatness---on Broadway, on the social scene, in the fight game, or as a popular singer.

Ashleigh Murray reprises her role as Josie, former leader of The Pussycats in Riverdale.

CW has created another show with strong appeal for YAs, especially females, with its emphasis on dance, music, and fashion. Fortunately, KK delivers in all three areas. There is plenty of talent in the cast and crew.

Katy herself is so indomitable she almost has a superhero vibe. Is it coincidence that she wears a caped ensemble when we first see her at work?

If the series can include enough music to make it Glee-worthy, and keep the storylines engaging, despite its comic book genes, it will be a fun watch. Lucy Hale is a strong "core" to build around.

Amended 4/24/20: Unfortunately, as the season progresses it becomes preachy, with a focus on politically correct viewpoints, which is ironic, because the characters (in the main) are unprincipled. The original energy of the series becomes bogged down in machinations that undermine its vitality and freshness.

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6 February 2020 (USA) See more »

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New York City, New York, USA See more »

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