Since it was announced, we've been keeping a close eye on Riverdale, the CW's updated take on Archie comics. Different from the modernization of the characters over in the main series from creators like Mark Waid, Fiona Staples, Chip Zdarsky, Veronica Fish and Derek Charm, Riverdale is going for high drama with lots of stakes under the guidance of Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. The characters you know and love from the books are all still there, but this Riverdale has a somber undercurrent, as the first season will play host to a murder mystery, secret romances, and tense friendships. The intrigue doesn't stop there though, as the cast of the show can attest.
We caught up with KJ Apa (Archie), Cole Sprouse (Jughead), Lili Reinhart (Betty), Camila Mendes (Veronia), Madelaine Petsch (Cheryl) and Ashleigh Murray (Josie) at San Diego Comic-Con to talk about Riverdale's first season, and what makes this version of America's icon so fascinating.
San Diego Comic Con is without a doubt the biggest event on the industry’s calendar, and people will be flying from around the world to attend panels, watch trailers, meet creators, and make friends. This year’s event is bigger than ever, with so much going on every single day that it can be difficult to sift through all that information and decide how to spend your time.
Yesterday we gave a rundown on what to expect on Thursday and Friday, but things heat up as the weekend kicks in and the major studios make their presence known. Expect big reveals from Marvel Studios, DC's TV offerings and more, plus great panels featuring your favorite creators in comics.
Well, The CW deal with Hulu that enabled next-day streaming of the most recent five episodes may have lapsed, but Netflix subscribers are officially in for some good news. The CW has confirmed a new streaming deal that will bring full seasons of CW shows a mere eight days after their finales air on the network.
Welp, if ever you wanted to overload on TV superheros, have we got a Comic-Con for you! Warner Bros. TV has officially loaded up on 21 series headed to San Diego this year, from Flash to Supergirl to Powerless, Justice League Action, and a few non-superhero series like The Big Bang Theory, The 100, and Animaniacs. You may have heard of them.
As news of the 2016-2017 television season begins to take shape like an ever growing eldritch horror, The CW today announced its plans plans for the upcoming year, including when we can expect Greg Berlanti and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's Twin Peaks inspired Archie Comics adaptation Riverdale.
We've been following the ongoing production of the Archie Comics-inspired live-action high school drama Riverdale with great interest here at ComicsAlliance, from the initial announcement, through to the casting calls and the casting process, to updates on the lead actor's hair color. Now we have the best possible news for our growing obsession with this show; the CW has officially ordered Riverdale to series, to begin airing in the fall season.
I'm not sure how they're doing it --- heck, I'm not sure how it's even possible --- but somehow, the CW's upcoming Riverdale TV show just keeps getting weirder. As we've already seen, the show's based on Archie Comics (with a pilot written by Archie's chief creative officer, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa) but with a twist that finds Riverdale's favorite teens harboring dark secrets, like a mysterious "arrangement" that's keeping an Adderall'd up Betty Cooper on the RHS cheerleading squad, and whatever it was that caused Archie and Jugehad to stop being best friends.
This week, though, the @ArchieComics Twitter account is posting some new pictures from the set, and we've gotten our first glimpse at a version of Pop's Chock'lit Shoppe that looks like it was imported straight from the set of Twin Peaks.
As The CW’s Archie adaptation Riverdale begins to take shape, we’ve been keeping a keen eye on the development of the series, from the initial plot synopsis and its bonkers descriptions of classic Archie character, through to the ongoing casting process. Now, we have the most important news yet to share with you… Archie actor KJ Apa has dyed his hair ginger!
Over the weekend, Archie's chief creative officer and writer of the Riverdale pilot, Roberto Aguirre Sacasa tweeted that newcomer Casey Cott will be playing Kevin Keller, Archie's first out gay character. Furthermore, white not officially confirmed, Irie Hayleau and Ashanti Bromfield are rumored to have been cast as The Pussycats as Valerie and Melody respectively. Original story follows below:
The upcoming Archie adaptation Riverdale is one of our most anticipated shows of 2016, and we’ve already seen, from the original casting notices, that it seeks to shake things up from what we traditionally know about Archie and the gang. Over the past week, casting news has been trickling out, and now we have our Archie and several members of his supporting cast, we can start to see what the show is going to look like.
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