Lucy Hale has been cast in the lead role of the upcoming Riverdale spinoff, Katy Keene. If you’ve ever read Archie Comics then you might have already been aware of the character, as she’s been around since 1945, just a matter of months before the end of WWII. Hale has actually appeared in a great many films and TV shows throughout the past decade, and in 2008 she was in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2. She would later appear on the O.C. and How I Met Your Mother. Eventually she also became a kind of pop icon from her role on Pretty Little Liars. So to say that she’s definitely capable of stepping into this role is easy enough since she’s got the acting chops to pull it off.