The well-meaning redhead teen and his cast of misfit friends head to the small screen as Riverdale has been ordered by The CW.
Helmed by Greg Berlanti of Arrow and The Flash and penned by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who previously dipped ink for Supergirl and Glee, Riverdale is set in the present day and promises to be a “surprising and subversive” take “on the surrealism of small town life.”
The cast features KJ Apa (Shortland Street) as lovable, straight-laced Archie Andrews, Lili Reinhart (Surviving Jack) as kind tomboy Betty Cooper, and newcomer Camila Mendes as flashy million-heiress Veronica Lodge.
Riverdale was originally developed at Fox in 2014, where it did not go to pilot, but now will be airing on the CW when production completes.
This is the second time Archie will be rebooted in recent times. A 2015 comic series featuring a revamped art style aimed at older teens debuted to rave reviews last June.