Riverdale

Riverdale is an American teen drama television series based on the characters of Archie Comics. The series was adapted for The CW by Archie Comics’ chief creative officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, and is produced by Warner Bros. Televisionand CBS Television Studios, in association with Berlanti Productions and Archie Comics. Originally conceived as a feature film adaptation for Warner Bros. Pictures, the idea was re-imagined as a television series for Fox. In 2015, development on the project moved to The CW, where the series was ordered for a pilot. Filming takes place in VancouverBritish Columbia.

The series features an ensemble cast based on the characters of Archie Comics, with KJ Apa in the role of Archie AndrewsLili Reinhart as Betty CooperCamila Mendes as Veronica Lodge, and Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones, the series’ narrator. The cast also features Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl BlossomAshleigh Murray as Josie McCoyCasey Cott as Kevin KellerCharles Melton and Ross Butler as Reginald “Reggie” Mantle and Vanessa Morgan as Toni Topaz. Other characters in the series include the parents of the main characters: Luke Perry as Fred AndrewsMädchen Amickas Alice CooperMarisol Nichols and Mark Consuelos as Hermione and Hiram Lodge, and Skeet Ulrich as FP Jones.

Along with heavily promoting the TV series in their regular comics since January 2017, Archie Comics are planning to release a comic book adaptation of Riverdale, featuring auxiliary story arcs set within the television series’ own continuity. The comic book adaptation is being headed by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa himself, along with various other writers from the show. Alongside a one-shot pilot issue, illustrated by Alitha Martinez, released in March 2017,[76] the first issue of the ongoing Riverdalecomic book series was set to release starting April 2017. 

 

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