The CW’s “Riverdale” Spinoff, “Katy Keene,” Takes A Lighter Tone Than Its Predecessor

Given the darker tones that recent TV adaptations of Archie Comics characters have adopted in shows like Riverdale and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, you might think that Katy Keene, the newest entry into the Archie TV universe, would be the same, but the studio wanted something brighter, and more optimistic and aspirational. “It’s nice that the show has such a different tone,” admitted Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the chief creative officer for Archie Comics who developed all three series. “It’s fun to be talking about things like Broadway and fashion, and not the Gargoyle King or the Black Hood or an evil […]