The CW Orders a Musical Riverdale Spinoff, a Nancy Drew Show and More


Well hello to The CW!

The network that gave us Riverdale and is currently in its 14,000th season of Supernatural is here to give us more of what we might not have even known we wanted in the form of two spinoffs and two new shows based on beloved titles. So far, these are just pilot orders, but we’re here to tell you we’d like entire series of all of these, please!

First up, we’ve got the Riverdale spinoff, which is called Katy Keene. It follows the lives of four iconic Archie Comics characters, including fashion legend-to-be Katy Keene, all in their 20s as they chase their dreams in NYC. It’s a musical dramedy chronicling the struggles of artists trying to make it on Broadway, on the runway, and in the recording studio, created by Riverdale EP Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Michael Grassi.

Next, we’ve got Jane the Novela, which Gina Rodriguez was tweeting about earlier. It’s a spinoff of Jane the Virgin, described as a telenovela anthology series. Each season is based on a different fictional novel written by Jane Villanueva and narrated by Gina Rodriguez (as Jane). The first season will take place at a Napa Valley vineyard, “where family secrets and family members don’t stay buried for long.” Jane veteran Valentina Garza will write and EP, with Jane creator Jennie Snyder Urman and Rodriguez also executive producing.

Then we’ve got the untitled Nancy Drew project, from Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, along with Noga Landau. “Set in the summer after her high school graduation, 18 year-old Nancy Drew thought she’d be leaving her hometown for college, but when a family tragedy holds her back another year, she finds herself embroiled in a ghostly murder investigation—and along the way, uncovers secrets that run deeper than she ever imagined,” the logline reads.