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SDCC 2015: Riverdale live-action Archie series moves to The CW

Announced at San Diego Comic-Con, Archie Comics released major details about the upcoming Riverdale live-action series.

Originally developed for FOX, Riverdale—a dark, twisty, one-hour drama based on the iconic Archie comic book characters, including Archie, Betty, and Veronica, as well as Josie and the Pussycats—is now set-up at The CW network, with the key players remaining the same: Warner Brothers is the studio, The Flash and Arrow chief Greg Berlanti is producing and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Archie’s Chief Creative Officer, is writing the pilot.

The Riverdale news comes hot on the heels of the hugely successful sellout Archie relaunch, kicked off by a stellar debut issue from the powerhouse creative team of writer Mark Waid and artist Fiona Staples, which has been the buzz of this year’s Comic-Con.

Riverdale Concept Artwork by Veronica Fish