Another comic book iconic group is making their way to television in the near future.
Only this time, there are no super heroes.
Instead, we’ll find the gang back together at Riverdale as Archie Andrews, Veronica, Betty, Jughead and company are making their way to the small screen.
In Riverdale, this comic book adaption of the comic series Archie promises to delve deeper into the back story of a modern Riverdale with the dark side of the town coming out in this live-action drama. Fox has picked up the series with a to-be-determined scheduled release of the coming-of-age tale that has been a part of American lore for more than 75 years.
The announcement comes on the heels of the comic book’s reboot. After Archie died when he took a bullet for a friend to end the previous series in 2014, the creators decided to reboot the comic by using comic book veterans Mark Ward (writer of Marvel’s The Flash fame) and Fiona Staples (illustrator of the Saga series).
The new look for Archie and company was first debuted at the San Diego Comic-Con Festival in July. Outside of his signature features, Archie is almost unrecognizable as he’s been brought into the 21st century with a modern teenager style – a far cry from his origins in the 1941 comic.
This isn’t the first time that Archie has appeared on-screen. Thus far, each adaption – either small or large screen – has been met with poor reviews and been drubbed by critics and fans alike.
What could help this series from meeting that fate is the team behind the production. Warner Bros TV has signed on to produce the series, and Archie Chief Creative Officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa will be writing for this television show.