It’s officially time to say goodbye to Josie McCoy in Riverdale. That’s right, the sassy and talented lead singer of Josie and the Pussycats will no longer appear in the CW series, and on Wednesday, April 24, her final episode aired.
In the episode, Josie, played by Ashleigh Murray, reconnected with her famous father and decided to join him on tour — leaving the dark and mysterious town that we all know and love once and for all. The actress also took to Twitter to say her final goodbye.
“Thank you, Season 3. And goodnight Riverdale,” she wrote.
— Ashleigh Murray (@iamamurray) April 25, 2019
Ugh, our hearts are breaking! We are seriously so sad to see her go. But don’t worry, you guys, because it’s actually not the end of Josie after all! You might want to brace yourselves because it turns out, Ashleigh’s going to star in the new Riverdale spinoff series — Katy Keene.
Phew. In case you missed it, Katy Keene also stars Lucy Hale. According to Variety, it follows Katy and her friends as they travel to New York City and try “to make it on Broadway, on the runway and in the recording studio.”
Yep, that’s right, Josie’s saying goodbye to Riverdale, and she’s saying hello to the big city!
Deadline also reported that in the new series, “Josie sets off on a new adventure to make it in the big city. 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.”
OMG. How epic does that sound? Showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa also spoke out about her new role.
“The truth is, Josie’s been destined for New York from Riverdale’s pilot episode,” he wrote on Instagram. “So honored and happy we get to pursue Josie’s musical dreams with this lovely lady.”
OK, so although it was pretty emotional watching her leave Riverdale, we are all pretty pumped to see what’s in store for her next. But Josie wasn’t the only character we said had to goodbye to in this weeks episode. It turns out, it was Luke Perry‘s final episode too.
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