Lucy Hale to guest-star on Riverdale for Katy Keene crossover episode squib

It’s all about setting up the spin-off.

EW has confirmed that Lucy Hale will guest-star on an upcoming episode of Riverdale. More specifically, Hale will appear as Katy Keene — the titular character in the upcoming Riverdale spin-off — in the episode airing Wednesday, Feb. 5, the day before Katy Keene premieres. And in the episode, Veronica (Camila Mendes) will be returning to her old stomping grounds: NYC.

“Before Katy Keene officially premieres, we all thought it would be super-fun to do a crossover that took Veronica to Katy’s world — New York City — and established Katy in the Riverdale universe,” executive producers Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Michael Grassi said in a statement. “For our first Riverdale/Katy crossover, we couldn’t be more excited that it’s old friends Veronica and Katy—Cami and Lucy—having fun and heart-to-hearts!”

E! News first reported the crossover.

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