Lucy Hale in Tears After ‘Katy Keene’ Cancellation, ‘This Is a Bad One’

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Katy Keene shouldn’t be coming again to the CW for a second season. The information got here as a shock, particularly for collection lead Lucy Hale. In a video on Instagram, she addressed the collection’ cancellation, and tearfully revealed her heartbreak. 

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Why was ‘Katy Keene’ canceled?

Starring Hale within the titular position, Katy Keene was some of the anticipated new exhibits of 2020. But only one season in, the Riverdale spinoff was canceled by the CW. The community hasn’t issued an announcement as to why the collection isn’t being renewed, but it surely probably has to do with its dwindling rankings. 

The season premiere of Katy Keene earned almost 600,000 viewers, however by the season finale in mid-May, viewership averaged round 480,000 per week. Comparatively, it’s sister present, Riverdale, averaged over 1 million viewers in its first season. And in its 2019-2020 season — which was reduce quick as a result of COVID-19 pandemic —  Riverdale averaged out at 733,000 viewers per week.

Warner Bros. is reportedly looking for Katy Keene a brand new life with different networks. Show creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa has a house at Netflix with Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, so some followers are hoping the streamer swoops in to seize Katy Keene as properly. 

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Lucy Hale as Katy Keene | Barbara Nitke/The CW

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‘Katy Keene’ showrunners react to the information

In a tweet, Aguirre-Sacasa addressed the cancellation. He shared a photograph of the solid from the very first desk learn and wrote a loving message to his Katy Keene household.

“It seems like a dream,” Aguirre-Sacasa tweeted. “So proud of this show and the beautiful souls who came together to make it.”

Co-creator and showrunner Michael Grassi additionally took to Twitter to share each his heartbreak and gratitude. 

“I’m heartbroken. But also proud. Of the cast, writers, and crew,”he wrote in a tweet. “Thank you to all of the artists and dreamers who made Katy Keene so particular. All love.”

“To the Katy Keene followers… You are the brightest, funniest, and KINDEST fandom on the market,” Grassi added in a follow-up tweet. “Never stop dreaming. Never stop fighting for what you believe in. And thank you for all the love and support.”

Lucy Hale breaks down in tears in an Instagram video

As the collection lead, Lucy Hale was on the middle of Katy Keene, so information of the collection cancellation hit her exhausting. She posted a prolonged video on Instagram, tearfully addressing the top of the collection and thanking her followers. 

“I’ve had to do this a couple of times just because I was a blubbering mess,” she says within the video. “I’ve sort of struggled all day with what I needed to say about this or if I ought to say something — Nothing would do justice to how I really feel about Katy Keene or how I really feel in regards to the folks concerned with it.”

Hale says being on the present was one of many highlights of her life. And noting she’s been on exhibits which were canceled earlier than, the actor says this one hurts essentially the most. 

“We did not get picked up for a second season, which happens,” Hale says. “It’s happened a few times to me, and each time it’s just heartbreaking. I mean, it’s a job that has broken my heart numerous times…[but] this is bad, this is a bad one, and it will take some time to get over.”

Hale goes on to thank the followers and specific her appreciation for the present. She inspired viewers to look at the collection on HBO Max and ends the video by sending like to her followers. 

“I just wanted you all to hear that the show is not coming back,” she provides. “That sucks, but I’ll hold my head high, and who knows what I’ll do next. We’ll see.”

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