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CW's Riverdale

Not sure if anyone here pays attention to Archie comics but in the past decade, they have been probably to most forward thinking mainstream comics with a number of great changes. Now, we will be getting a live action TV series from the producer of Arrow, Flash and Supergirl.
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Synopsis wrote: As a new school year begins, the town of Riverdale is reeling from the recent, tragic death of high school golden boy Jason Blossom, and nothing feels the same. Archie Andrews (KJ Apa) is still the all-American teen, but the summer's events made him realize that he wants to pursue a career in music -- not follow in his dad's footsteps--despite the sudden end of his forbidden relationship with Riverdale's young music teacher, Ms. Grundy (Sarah Habel). Which means Archie doesn't have anyone who will mentor him -- certainly not singer Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray), who is only focused on her band, the soon-to-be-world-famous Pussycats.

It's all weighing heavily on Archie's mind -- as is his fractured friendship with budding writer and fellow classmate Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse). Meanwhile, girl-next-door Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart) is anxious to see her crush Archie after being away all summer, but she's not quite ready to reveal her true feelings to him. And Betty's nerves -- which are hardly soothed by her overbearing mother Alice (Mädchen Amick) aren't the only thing holding her back. When a new student, Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes), arrives in town from New York with her mother Hermione (Marisol Nichols), there's an undeniable spark between her and Archie, even though Veronica doesn't want to risk her new friendship with Betty by making a play for Archie.

And then there's Cheryl Blossom (Madelaine Petsch)... Riverdale's Queen Bee is happy to stir up trouble amongst Archie, Betty, and Veronica, but Cheryl is keeping secrets of her own. What, exactly, is she hiding about the mysterious death of her twin brother, Jason? Riverdale may look like a quiet, sleepy town, but there are dangers in the shadows... Based on the characters from Archie Comics, RIVERDALE is from Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, in association with Berlanti Productions, with executive producers Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa ("Supergirl," "Glee"), Greg Berlanti ("Arrow," "The Flash," "Supergirl," "DC's Legends of Tomorrow"), Sarah Schechter ("Arrow," "The Flash," "Supergirl," "DC's Legends of Tomorrow") and Jon Goldwater (Archie Comics).
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I liked Archie comics when I was a kid, and I like the current comic book tv shows, but this really doesn't interest me.
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I liked Archie comics when I was a kid, and I like the current comic book tv shows, but this really doesn't interest me.
The new rebooted "All New Archie" comic is quite good.
http://kotaku.com/i-can-t-believe-this- ... 1716495839
Mark Waid and Fiona Staples—the writer of a phenomenal stretch of Daredevil and the artist for the hit series Saga—are the core of the creative team for Archie #1, rounded out by colorists Andre Szymanowicz and Jen Vaughn, and letterer Jack Morelli.
And Jughead is the cool one this time around.

This new TV series seem to take its cue from the new reboot and that's a good thing. I hope it comes together well.
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I guess I'm finding there's so much quality shows to watch now, that I'm a little more picky on the ones I watch. As Archie isn't a superhero, then it becomes a high school'er story? Not really my cup of tea, regardless of who is cool. It's on the CW though, so whoever whats to watch it will be able to. CW is awesome. They're bar for cancelling shows is way lower than the major networks. Shows I like (Arrow, The Flash, Supernatural) would of most likely never survived the major networks.
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ARCHIE COMICS-BASED SERIES "RIVERDALE" GETS PILOT ORDER AT THE CW
After months of speculation and two years of development, the Archie Comics-based series "Riverdale" has officially received a pilot order at The CW.

According to Deadline, "Riverdale" will be a subversive look at Archie, Betty, Veronica, and Jughead's life in their small town. It will be set in the present day and will take on the subjects of secrets, scandals, and teen drama. "Riverdale's" creator, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, said that he drew inspiration from darker teen novels like "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" and "The Virgin Suicides."

Casting is already underway for the series, which includes a self-esteem riddled Betty Cooper, a buff and flirtatious Archie Andrews, a brilliant Latina Veronica Lodge, and an emo-heartthrob Jughead Jones.

While a pilot order doesn't guarantee the show will get a full series, judging from executive producer Greg Berlanti's current track record, the odds are high it could get picked up. Aguirre-Sacasa also said at San Diego Comic Con last year that his partnership with the CW "is a great match."

"Riverdale" is written and executive produced by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, and is co-produced by Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter.
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"Riverdale has cast two of its four main characters. Lili Reinhart (Surviving Jack) is set to play Betty Cooper, while former Disney Channel star Cole Sprouse (The Suite Life Of Zack & Cody) will play Jughead Jones in the CW pilot based on Archie Comics."
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First images of Riverdale's filming in Vancouver. Maybe they'll do something unprecedented and crossover with CW's other comic shows in the Arrowverse.
http://www.justjaredjr.com/2016/03/19/c ... vancouver/

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Things are looking up.
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-f ... ies-889075
After renewing nearly its entire scripted lineup (save for late bow Containment), The CW doesn't have much room on its schedule. But of the network's six pilots, another Greg Berlanti comic book show has emerged as the top dog. Riverdale, a present-day take on the iconic Archie Comics, is considered a lock to join Berlanti's Arrow, Flash and Legends of Tomorrow at the younger-skewing network.
I assume it's also easier and cheaper sharing production costs with the other CW shows in the Vancouver area.
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Synopsis wrote: As a new school year begins, the town of Riverdale is reeling from the recent, tragic death of high school golden boy Jason Blossom, and nothing feels the same. Archie Andrews (KJ Apa) is still the all-American teen, but the summer's events made him realize that he wants to pursue a career in music -- not follow in his dad's footsteps--despite the sudden end of his forbidden relationship with Riverdale's young music teacher, Ms. Grundy (Sarah Habel). Which means Archie doesn't have anyone who will mentor him -- certainly not singer Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray), who is only focused on her band, the soon-to-be-world-famous Pussycats.

It's all weighing heavily on Archie's mind -- as is his fractured friendship with budding writer and fellow classmate Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse). Meanwhile, girl-next-door Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart) is anxious to see her crush Archie after being away all summer, but she's not quite ready to reveal her true feelings to him. And Betty's nerves -- which are hardly soothed by her overbearing mother Alice (Mädchen Amick) aren't the only thing holding her back. When a new student, Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes), arrives in town from New York with her mother Hermione (Marisol Nichols), there's an undeniable spark between her and Archie, even though Veronica doesn't want to risk her new friendship with Betty by making a play for Archie.

And then there's Cheryl Blossom (Madelaine Petsch)... Riverdale's Queen Bee is happy to stir up trouble amongst Archie, Betty, and Veronica, but Cheryl is keeping secrets of her own. What, exactly, is she hiding about the mysterious death of her twin brother, Jason? Riverdale may look like a quiet, sleepy town, but there are dangers in the shadows... Based on the characters from Archie Comics, RIVERDALE is from Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, in association with Berlanti Productions, with executive producers Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa ("Supergirl," "Glee"), Greg Berlanti ("Arrow," "The Flash," "Supergirl," "DC's Legends of Tomorrow"), Sarah Schechter ("Arrow," "The Flash," "Supergirl," "DC's Legends of Tomorrow") and Jon Goldwater (Archie Comics).
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Did you read the synopsis of the show?

Archie has an intimiate affair with Miss Grundy. WTF. I guess they're making her younger, but geez, that's weird. She's like 60+ in the comics....
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Did you read the synopsis of the show?

Archie has an intimiate affair with Miss Grundy. WTF. I guess they're making her younger, but geez, that's weird. She's like 60+ in the comics....
Well, Miss Grundy is 33 year old actress Sarah Habel.

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Younger Aunt May, younger Miss Grundy... Why not?

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Ugh! Sounds absolutely terrible and would be a disservice to what Archie is all about. This takes the innocence and wholesomeness that I associate with the comics and turns it into sleazy sexified trash. I get that sex sells but please leave Archie alone.

Edit. I have nothing against the synopsis itself. In fact, it is intriguing and will likely still tune in to watch. I am more against using Riverdale/Archieverse as the backdrop and inspiration. Would have preferred original characters/settings.
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Probably cheap to produce, but Archie on TV just becomes another TV teen drama. Change the character names, and would you be able to tell?

Plot synopsis sounds like CW (WB) oldie Dawson's Creek.
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So, if this sells will they do the horror comic version of Sabrina as well?

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