ASHLEIGH MURRAY Might Leave ‘Riverdale’ For New Spinoff
If Riverdale's upcoming spinoff is picked up to series, Ashleigh Murray will officially bid goodbye to the small, murderous town of Riverdale and move to New York City.
The 31-year-old actress will reprise her role as Josie McCoy in the Katy Keene pilot currently in the works at The CW, Variety reports. Ashleigh will play an older Josie who is "more determined than ever to break into the music scene as the next Diana Ross."
Written and executive produced by Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Michael Grassi, Katy Keene chronicles the lives and loves of four iconic Archie Comics characters, two of which are Josie and fashion legend-to-be Katy Keene.
As for a possible crossover, CW president Mark Pedowitz said "Katy Keene actually takes place years after Riverdale High School. So, at the moment, there are no plans to do [crossovers]. And, if any of those Riverdale characters should come to Katy Keene, they will come as an older self."