Archie’s been going through a renaissance as of late. First the comic featured a gay marriage and then it ended with Archie dying by a bullet meant for his gay friend. It’s not wonder that Fox has now ordered a series.
The series, which is being created by Greg Berlanti, the man behind other succesful comic adaptations like Arrow, Flash, and the upcoming Supergirl, is set to not only include Archi, Betty, Veronica, and Jughead, but also Reggie Mantle, Kevin Keller, and Josie and the Pussycats.
“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,” said Archie Comics publisher/co-CEO Jon Goldwater. “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.”
“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,” Aguirre-Sacasa said. “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.”