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It was recently announced that the CW had picked up the pilot episode for a live-action Archie TV series, Riverdale, and now Deadline reports that two of the most beloved characters have been cast: Jughead Jones and Betty Cooper. According to the site, Former Disney Channel star Cole Sprouse will play Jughead (described as "a heartthrob with a philosophical bent and former best friend of Archie Andrews”), and Surviving Jack actress Lili Reinhart will portray Betty Cooper (“sweet, studious, eager-to-please and wholesome, with a huge crush on her longtime best friend, Archie"). Riverdale will be written by Archie Comics Chief Creative Officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and produced by Warner Brothers Studios and Berlanti Productions. Expect casting announcements for main characters Archie and Veronics soon. »
Last year, The CW announced their new series Riverdale, which brings characters from the iconic Archie comics back to life in live action. While the network still hasn't announced a series premiere date, Deadline reports the first two cast members have been added, with Lili Reinhart (Surviving Jack) playing Betty Cooper and Cole Sprouse (The Suite Life of Zack and Cody) portraying Jughead. The two main characters still yet to be cast are Archie and Vernonica.
Back in November, a casting breakdown revealed new details about the four main characters, who will be quite different from the original comics. Lili Reinhart's Betty Cooper is a high-school sophomore, described as a pretty blonde with "self-esteem issues and an affinity for Adderall." She has had a longtime crush on Archie, but after deciding she's tired of pleasing everyone else in her quest for perfection, she turns to her friend Veronica Lodge for advice. »
The CW has cast the first two members of Archie’s gang in its “Riverdale” pilot. Lili Reinhart is set to play Betty Cooper and Cole Sprouse will play Jughead Jones, TheWrap has learned. “Riverdale” is set in the present day and is based on the iconic Archie Comics characters. It is described as a surprising and subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica and their friends, exploring the surrealism of small town life — the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome façade. Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa will write and executive produce along with Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Jon Goldwater. Also Read: Greg Berlanti's. »
- Linda Ge
This is the time of year when the broadcast networks start to reveal their pilots for the upcoming fall season. The fact that the broadcast networks still think in terms of a “fall season” is simply adorable.
The greatest contribution given to us by the American broadcasting industry is their reimagination of the rubber stamp. So we’ve got a few spin-offs of presently successful comics shows – ABC is toying with a show featuring Mockingbird as an Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. castoff, and NBC is considering a show called Powerless about superpowerless wannabes who work at an insurance company. Yes, you’re right: we used to call superpowerless people “people.” Now they’re “powerless.” If this one hits air, it might be renamed “Super-Ability Challenged Beings.”
By the way, I hate the word “reimagine” so much that I’m going to start calling it the “I-word.”
So. How many comics-spawn teevee »
- Mike Gold
Not content with having Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and Legends Of Tomorrow on his slate, Greg Berlanti is now developing another comic book TV series. The CW has ordered a pilot for Riverdale, a Berlanti-produced project based on the immensely popular Archie Comics.
Riverdale will lift characters from the Archie Comics and place them in the modern day. It will offer, we’re told, “a surprising and subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica and their friends, exploring the surrealism of small town life — the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome façade.”
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa – Chief Creative Officer of Archie Comics, and regular Supergirl writer – wrote the Riverdale pilot. Suprisingly enough, The CW has referred to this script as a ‘darker take’ on the colourful characters of Archie Comics. »
2016 marks the 75th anniversary of Archie Comics, and the publisher now has another reason to celebrate as The CW has officially picked up the pilot episode for Riverdale, a live-action TV series based upon the classic comic book character Archie and his group of friends.
Here’s the official press release:
The one-hour drama will be written by Archie Comics Chief Creative Officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and produced by Warner Brothers Studios and Berlanti Productions and has been described as a subversive take on the classic Archie mythos. Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schecter, Jon Goldwater, and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa serve as executive producers.
The live-action series offers a bold, subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica, and their friends, exploring small-town life and the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade. The show will focus on the eternal love triangle of Archie Andrews, girl-next-door Betty Cooper, and rich socialite Veronica Lodge, and »
- Gary Collinson
After first being announced as coming to Fox in late 2014 and then being moved to The CW during San Diego Comic-Con weekend in 2015, Archie fans can finally stop holding their breath now that The CW has officially ordered a pilot for Riverdale. This take on the classic characters will be decidedly darker and more subversive than the Archie comics your parents grew up with. It’s also highly possible that the show will take influence from the more dramatic comic book series that was launched last July with Mark Waid at the helm.
Despite what any skeptics may have to say, it’s important to note the show is in good hands. Greg Berlanti will serve as executive producer, a man fans should recognize as already having brought us fantastic comic book shows such as Arrow, The Flash, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow at The CW, as well as Supergirl at CBS. »
- Eric Joseph
The CW is continuing their relationship with mega-producer Greg Berlanti.
Already at the helm of “The Flash,” “Arrow” and “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” Berlanti’s pilot “Riverdale” just landed a formal pickup. Based on the characters from Archie Comics, but set in present day, the project is a surprising and subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica and their friends, exploring the surrealism of small town life — the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome façade.
Exec produced by Berlanti, “Riverdale” was written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa who will also exec produce, along with Sarah Schechter and Archie Comics CEO Jon Goldwater. Warner Bros. Television and Berlanti Productions will produce.
“No Tomorrow” also landed a pilot order. Written by “Jane the Virgin’s” Corinne Brinkerhoff, Scott McCabe and Tory Stanton, the potential series follows a risk-averse, straight arrow, female procurement manager at an Amazon-like distribution center who falls in love »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
The CW’s pilot season shopping spree continued late, late Friday with another four drama orders — including the buzzed-about subversive take on the Archie comics, plus trips to Transylvania and Mars.
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Set in present day and based on the iconic Archie Comics characters, Riverdale promises a surprising and subversive take on Archie and friends, exploring the surrealism of small-town life — the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome façade. #Flarrow’s Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter are among the executive producers, while Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Supergirl) will pen the pilot. »
Recently, CBS gave us the new,official synopsis/description for their upcoming "Supergirl" episode 12 of season 1. The episode is entitled, "Bizarro," and it turns out that we're going to see some very intriguing and wild stuff go down as an evil Supergirl version shows up to give good Supergirl some major problems. Also Cat's son and Kara start to get closer, and more! In the new, 12th episode press release: Kara Faces Off Against Her Mirror Image when a Twisted version of Supergirl sets out To Destroy Her, On "Supergirl," Monday, Feb. 1. Press release number 2: Kara is going to face off against her mirror image when Bizarro (Hope Lauren), which is a twisted version of Supergirl, sets out to destroy her. Also, Kara will end up getting quite close with Cat's son, Adam (Blake Jenner). Guest stars feature: Hope Lauren (Bizarro), Michael Albala (Doctor), Carly Nykanen (Employee #1), Nick Jaine »
- Andre Braddox
10 items from 2016
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