Archie Comics has announced today at the San Diego Comic-Con that its upcoming live-action series Riverdale has moved from FOX to The CW, with Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash) remaining on board as producer and Archie’s Chief Creative Officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa penning the pilot. Here’s some concept art for the series, from Veronica Fish…
“The CW is a perfect for for the vibe and tone of the Riverdale series,” said Archie Comics CEO/Publisher, Jon Goldwater. “We couldn’t be in better hands. Working with WB, Greg Berlanti and having Roberto involved has made this a dream project come to life. This is a major, major thing for this company.”
Riverdale is described as “a dark, twisty, one-hour drama based on the iconic Archie comic book characters, including Archie, Betty, and Veronica, as well as Josie and the Pussycats.”
The news comes on the back of this week’s relaunch of the main Archie title, and you can read our review of Archie #1 here.