The CW Picks Up Riverdale to Air During the Fall. All your favorite characters from the Archie Comics are about to come to life as The CW has recently just picked up a series order for Riverdale. The one-hour drama will be among some other new shows being added for next season.
Publisher Archie Comics broke the news last week confirming that Riverdale will be part of the 2016-2017 broadcast season for The CW. The series is being produced by Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schecter, Jon Goldwater, and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa will serve as executive producers alongside Warner Bros. Studios. Riverdale offers a ‘bold, subversive take’ on Archie and his friends, exploring the small-town life and the darkness and weirdness behind this near-perfect facade. The show will focus on the love triangle between Archie Andrews (K.J. Apa), his best friend Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart), and rich socialite Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes), while also including other characters from the comics – including Archie’s nemesis Reggie Mantle (Ross Butler) and his slacker best friend Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse).
“This is a historic moment for Archie Comics – and I couldn’t be more proud,” Archie Comics Publisher and CEO Jon Goldwater says. “It’s a culmination of my time here, and I’m eager to see Greg Berlanti, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, The CW, Warner Bros. Studios, and the cast bring Riverdale to viewers every week. My promise to fans? You ain’t seen nothing yet.”
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