The teenagers of Riverdale are officially coming to television this fall on The CW’s aptly titled series Riverdale which will be a one-hour live-action drama based on the classic Archie Comics characters.
“This is a historic moment for Archie Comics – and I couldn’t be more proud,” said Archie Comics Publisher and CEO Jon Goldwater. “It’s a culmination of my time here, and I’m eager to see Greg Berlanti, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, The CW, Warner Brothers Studios, and the cast bring Riverdale to viewers every week. My promise to fans? You ain’t seen nothing yet.”
The story will explore small-town life and the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade. The show will focus on the eternal love triangle between Archie Andrews, girl-next-door Betty Cooper, and rich socialite Veronica Lodge. It will also include Archie’s rival Reggie mantle, and his best friend and slacker, Jughead Jones.
Riverdale will be written by Archie Comics Chief Creative Officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and produced by Warner Brothers Studios and Berlanti Productions. Greg Berlanti, Sarah Shecter, Jon Goldwater, and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa server as executive producers.
The show will star KJ APA as Archie Andrews, Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge, Ashleigh Murray as Josie McCoy, Luke Perry as Fred Andrews, Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones, Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom, Ross Butler as Reggie Mantle, Casey Cott as Kevin Keller, Mädchen Amick as Alice Cooper, and Marisol Nichols as Hermione Lodge.