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RIVERDALE’s Origin Stems From A 75 Year Old Blockbuster Story

by Vincent Salera 17 Jul 2017

Perhaps the younger audience of the hit CW TV show RIVERDALE are not aware that their favorite characters such as Archie Andrews, Jughead Jones, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, and Josie and the Pussycats are all based on the Archie Comics which were created in 1941 by publisher John L. Goldwater and artist Bob Montana.

Archie Comics are a true blockbuster franchise with it’s characters and concepts having appeared in numerous films, cartoons, books, video games, merchandise, and of course the latest hit drama series RIVERDALE.

In 2015, Archie Comics announced that they would be bringing the Riverdale gang to Broadway with an all-new musical. Adam McKay is set to write the book for the show with CEO Jon Goldwater and CCO Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa will overseeing production, as of today there is still no news about a possible premiere date.

RIVERDALE premiered on January 26, 2017 on The CW in the US and premiered the next day in other territories on Netflix. CCO Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa has described RIVERDALE as “Archie meets Twin Peaks”.

KJ Apa plays the role of Archie Andrews, Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge, and Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones. The show also features Ashleigh Murray as Josie McCoy, the lead singer of the Pussycats, and Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom, the twin sister of Jason Blossom who is murdered in the first episode and is at the center of the series’ mystery. Other characters in the show include Fred Andrews, Alice Cooper and Hermione Lodge, the parents of Archie, Betty, and Veronica respectively.

Season 1 clip:


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Vincent Salera