Last year, it was announced that a new series based on the long running “Archie” comics was in development at FOX. The series was going to explore “the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome façade.” Now, Deadline reports that the series is still in development, however it has found a new home at The CW, where executive producer Greg Berlanti’s “Arrow” and “The Flash” also reside.
“When Greg and I started talking about bringing these characters to life, our first thought was that the best home for them would be the CW,” Archie Comics’ chief creative officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa tells the outlet. “It took a little longer for us to get there, but now that we’re here, it’s feeling terrific.”
Aguirre-Sacasa is set to pen the script for the pilot episode and is most well-known for writing the horror-inspired series “Afterlife with Archie” and “The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina.” In addition, he has written the scripts for the feature film remakes of Carrie and The Town That Dreaded Sundown plus multiple episodes of “Big Love,” “Glee,” and “Looking.”
It was previously reported that the full cast of Archie regulars, like Betty, Veronica and Jughead, would appear in the series with potential “visits” from other Archie Comics titles such as Josie and the Pussycats.
Said to be a contemporary series, “Riverdale” is currently in the scripting stage with Warner Bros. TV producing alongside Berlanti Productions. Aguirre-Sacasa is executive producing with Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Archie Comics CEO Jon Goldwater.