The new year will bring a new TV take on the Archie Comics gang, now that CW's "Riverdale" has a premiere date.
“Riverdale,” inspired by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa’s recent comic book revamp of the storyline, is set to premiere Jan. 26 at 9 p.m. EST/PST, and will continue to air Thursday nights thereafter.
"Riverdale" has been described by the show's creators and cast members as a “dark,” "noir" and “subversive” version of the colorful and kid-friendly Archie Comics saga, initially launched in 1941.
The series stars K.J. Apa as Archie, Cole Sprouse as Jughead, Camila Mendes as Veronica and Lil Reinhart as Betty.
“This is a historic moment for Archie Comics -- and it’s been a long time coming,” Archie Comics CEO and publisher Jon Goldwater said in news release. “Partnering with Roberto, Greg Berlanti, Warner Bros. and the CW has been a wonderful experience, and it’s been stunning to see the show bring our iconic characters to life, adding to the mythos and legend of Archie and his gang. You will be hooked from the first scene, I promise you.”
The show will be written by Aguirre-Sacasa and produced by Warner Bros. Studios and Berlanti Productions.