Comics on TV: The CW Network picks up Riverdale pilot
Archie and the gang are headed back to television, as The CW Network has picked up the pilot for Riverdale, a live-action drama based on the classic comic characters.
No air date or casting announcements have been made yet, but the release promises plenty of Archie comics characters new and old to appear in the show. Following the successful update/reboot of Archie in the comics last year, it’s probably safe to assume Riverdale will present a more realistic, grounded teen drama than previous televised incarnations of the Archies.
via Archie Comics:
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.
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