Katy Keene, the latest entry into the Archie franchise is due to premiere on The CW later this year. Will season 1 of Katy Keene be coming to Netflix like Riverdale and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina?
The new series set in the Riverdale universe stars Lucy Hale who has been a regular on The CW with her most recent appearance being in the short-lived Life Sentence, currently streaming on Netflix, FYI.
The series is being developed by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa who is also behind Riverdale and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina that airs exclusively on Netflix. Naturally, the show that’s set in the universe will make a perfect fit in the Netflix library but unlike previous years, it’s not guaranteed to be coming to Netflix.
The new series will see a group of aspiring artists trying to get to Broadway.
When will Katy Keene be on Netflix in the United States
In the United States, had the series released last year, it’d have definitely come to Netflix. Instead, each title from The CW is now been shipped to individual streaming networks.
Batwoman which is also due to premiere this year is pegged for the new Warner streaming service.
A report from Deadline did say that Netflix was interested in picking up Katy Keene and the other The CW show, Nancy Drew.
However, in recent weeks, Warner Media has released their first trailer for HBO Max and featured was a short clip from Katy Keene.
At 0:22 in the video, you can see Lucy Hale who plays Katy Keene walking but only briefly. This all but confirms that Netflix either didn’t want Katy Keene or Warner Brothers kept the series back for release on HBO Max.
Batwoman, another show from The CW coming later this year was also featured in the trailer and will, therefore, not be coming to Netflix.
Will Katy Keene be on Netflix in other regions?
Without HBO Max arriving in regions outside the United States, we simply don’t know whether the show will come to Netflix.
Right now, the show remains unsold.
It does make sense for Netflix to nab it for international regions as nearly all regions outside of the US carries the other two Archie comic shows. In fact, Riverdale is promoted as a Netflix Original in most regions too.
Again, it probably won’t be until closer to its release date in the fall when we hear of what the streaming plans are. In all cases of The CW shows on Netflix outside of the US right now, new episodes drop weekly.
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