Fox has teamed up with Archie Comics, and they are currently in the process of developing a TV series called Riverdale that will be based on the classic Archie comic strip. The one-hour drama series is being developed by TV producer Greg Berlanti, who has given us Arrow and The Flash. The show will be set in the modern day and feature the characters from the comic. Here's some more information on the series from THR:
Riverdale follows the main crew of Archie, Betty, Veronica and their friends, as they explore the surrealistic twists of small-town life, in addition to the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale's wholesome facade. Set in fictional town of Riverdale, N.Y., the drama will focus on the love triangle of Archie Andrews, girl-next-door Betty Cooper and rich socialite Veronica Lodge.
The entire cast of supporting characters, including Reggie Mantle, Archie's rival; Jughead Jones, Archie's best friend; Kevin Keller, a popular gay character; and Josie and the Pussycats; will also be featured and introduced.
In a statement, Archie Comics publisher and co-CEO Jon Goldwater said,
“This is a historic moment for Archie Comics, and we couldn’t be happier to partner with Fox, Warner Bros. and Greg Berlanti to bring our characters to television. Greg and Roberto are experts when it comes to making great, compelling television and bringing beloved comic book creations to life on the screen. They’re the perfect team to welcome viewers to Riverdale.”
The writer of the series, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, added,
“This is something we’ve been working on for awhile now, figuring out the best way to bring these characters to life for what will be, essentially, the first time. The entire team working on Riverdale is as passionate about Archie as Jon and I are, so it feels like the stars have finally aligned for Archie and the rest of the gang.”
This actually sounds like it could be a fascinating series. My curiosity is definitely sparked.