As you probably already know, there's a Riverdale spinoff in the works on The CW called Katy Keene. The musical dramedy is also based on iconic Archie Comics characters, and now it has its first cast member: Ashleigh Murray.
Murray is packing up her Pussycat ears, as her Riverdale character Josie McCoy makes her way to the big city for a lead role in the Katy Keene pilot. There's no word yet on what this means for Josie in the Riverdale world, but if the pilot takes off, there's a good chance she'll be saying goodbye to her high school friends in lieu of bigger things.
According to Variety, "More determined than ever to break into the music scene as the next Diana Ross, Josie finds herself forging new friendships, falling into new relationships, and, one day, becoming the star she is destined to be."
Katy Keene is set about five years in the future, so Josie will be in her early twenties in the show. So, she's not ditching high school or anything — at least not to our knowledge.
And although her Riverdale costars will miss her dearly, they couldn't be more proud of their girl.
Madelaine Petsch is especially excited for Murray, and let her know multiple times on Instagram. Camila Mendes, Skeet Ulrich, Hayley Law, Marisol Nichols, Vanessa Morgan, Mark Consuelos, Lochlyn Munro, Mädchen Amick, and more have all sent her loving messages as well.
Let's just enjoy Josie on Riverdale while we still can, you guys.
BTW, what happened to the rest of the Pussycats? I'm still waiting for answers.