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Greg Berlanti Developing an ARCHIE Comics TV Show For Fox Called RIVERDALE

Posted on October 23, 2014 at 3:48 pm by David "Snackbar" Edmundson


Greg Berlanti is a pretty busy guy with Arrow, The Flash, The Mysteries of Laura and all the shows he’s got in development including SupergirlThe Things They Left Behind and Blindspot, but he’s still got time for yet another one – a modern-day one-hour drama based on the Archie comics.  It’s being reported that Fox just scooped up the project with a script deal plus penalty.

According to THRRiverdale will highlight the Archie, Betty, Veronica love triangle, but also feature familiar supporting characters like Reggie Mantle, Jughead Jones and Kevin Keller as well as Josie and the Pussycats.  During the course of the show, the main trio archie-comic-414x600will “explore the surrealistic twists of small-town life, in addition to the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome façade.”

Archie Comics Chief Creative Office Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is on board to pen the script.  Here’s what he had to say about the project:

“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.”

Archie Comics publisher/co-CEO Jon Goldwater also added:

“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.”

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