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Katy Keene canceled: Could HBO Max save the Riverdale spin-off?

The CW isn’t renewing Katy Keene for a second season. Could HBO Max step in to save the Riverdale spin-off?

It’s one and done for the Riverdale spin-off Katy Keene. Lucy Hale just isn’t having much luck with projects right now. However, there is a glimmer of hope.

When announcing the cancellation, Deadline also reported that Katy Keene was shopping around for a new home. Could that new home be HBO Max? What about Netflix?

Why was Katy Keene canceled?

Of course, fans of the show want to know why it was canceled. It’s likely due to the ratings, and the lack of Netflix boost probably didn’t help that.

According to TV Series Finale, the show averages a 0.11 demo and 0.48 million views. It sits 15th out of 18 shows.

Thinking about this objectively, it’s not the lower ratings that both Dynasty and In the Dark pull in, yet the two shows were renewed in January. So, why would The CW give those two seasons a chance and not the Riverdale spin-off?

The only possibility is that Katy Keene didn’t head to Netflix. The streaming service is the reason Riverdale, All American, and some other shows have gained renewals. They gained a new lease of life, finding new viewers that helped to put more money in The CW’s pocket.

Katy Keene (Archie Comics Presents)

Will HBO Max save the Riverdale spin-off?

It’s a shame that the show didn’t get another chance. With Riverdale seeing a time jump in Season 5, there was a chance of crossover stories. The two shows would likely be have been on the same timeline, making the crossovers relatively easy.

That could still happen. Katy Keene is being shopped to other networks, with HBO Max being the likely choice. After all, the full first season is now streaming on the service.

The options for the cast have been extended to July 31. If we don’t hear any good news by then, it’s not going ahead. However, there’s time for fans to stream on HBO Max to show they really want the series.

Netflix could also choose to save the series. This would allow it to go to the platform that proved successful for its parent show.

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What did you think of Katy Keene? Do you think HBO Max should save the show? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Katy Keene Season 1 is available to stream on HBO Max.