Sunday, January 31, 2016

Coming Soon To The CW

The one-hour drama will be written by Archie Comics Chief Creative Officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and produced by Warner Brothers Studios and Berlanti Productions and has been described as a subversive take on the classic Archie mythos. Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schecter, Jon Goldwater, and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa serve as executive producers.

The live-action series offers a bold, subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica, and their friends, exploring small-town life and the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade. The show will focus on the eternal love triangle of Archie Andrews, girl-next-door Betty Cooper, and rich socialite Veronica Lodge, and will include the entire cast of characters from the comic books—including Archie’s rival, Reggie Mantle, and his slacker best friend, Jughead Jones.

Popular gay character Kevin Keller will also play a pivotal role. In addition to the core cast, “Riverdale” will introduce other characters from Archie Comics’ expansive library, including Josie and the Pussycats.

Expect to see Archie and the Riverdale gang on CW later this year.



Jordan said...

It seems to me that somebody needs to get into the "Archie" commentary he's been avoiding, if only to establish his bona fides on this topic.

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

Each issue I have ready to read but I just can't pull the trigger. I hate Archie so much that I am afraid to let go of that sweet anger. I would hate for someone to get it so right that I become a converted.

Jordan said...

Well, as Peter Sellers said to Sterling Haydon in Dr. Strangelove, "That would seem, to me, to be a rather odd way of looking at it."