12 items from 2017
(Spoiler alert: Please do not read on if you haven’t watched Thursday’s episode of “Riverdale”) Well, if “Stranger Things” won’t give us #JusticeforBarb, at least “Riverdale” will. On The CW’s Archie comic book adaptation, “Stranger Things” breakout actress Shannon Purser made her debut as Ethel Muggs, who reveals she’s been sexually harassed and humiliated by football player and Riverale golden boy Chuck Clayton — the guy who proceeds to do the same thing to Veronica (Camila Mendes). Wrong move, Chuck. Veronica doesn’t follow rules — she makes them and if she has to, she’ll break them. »
- Linda Ge
This episode of Supergirl finds the heroine coming face-to-face with the White Martian threat in a version of the show that departs from the typical format presented so far this year. In fact, it is much more like what was shown in season one, where it focuses primarily on Supergirl, Martian Manhunter, and the primary threat. There was no Guardian, powered-up Mon-El, or Kryptonite-suited Alex Danvers present for the entire show.
We get started in the "alien bar" that many have come to despise, and right away it seemed as if it was going to be another sappy episode focusing on things like "feelings," "relationships," and the Barenaked Ladies, as Kara is broken hearted that her sister is ignoring her on her "Earth Birthday." Additionally, Mon-El has accepted her rejection to his advances only for Kara to realize she has feelings for him, and Miss Martian gets emotional with Martian Manhunter. »
- Drew Carlton
Josie and the Pussycats appeared in the first episode of The CW’s Riverdale, which is becoming more entertaining. The group is working on their look, and trying to tell their story through their music. Publisher Archie Comics introduced them to comic book readers in 1963. A year earlier, another famous character from Archie Comics, Sabrina the […]
The post Sabrina the Teenage Witch Could Appear in ‘Riverdale’ Season One appeared first on /Film. »
- Jack Giroux
Riverdale is a CW show that I’ve had my eye on since it was first announced. While I’m not the most familiar with the comics on which it is based, I do know one thing: they are wholesome as f***. So when I heard The CW would be adapting it with a dark, Twin Peaks-esque edge to it, wherein the wholesome town has a seedy underbelly, I was intrigued.
I was especially surprised when watching the pilot and I saw Josie and the Pussycats on screen. Yes, they are a part of the Archie Comics, but for some reason, I expected Riverdale to stick to the main four of Archie, Jughead, Betty, and Veronica. With Josie and the Pussycats already there on the sidelines, who knows who else we could expect?
A new report from TheWrap is now saying that Sabrina the Teenage Witch may even be »
- Joseph Medina
Although Riverdale is only two episodes in, that hasn’t stopped anyone from wondering what’s further down the line. Heck, there was spinoff talk circulating before the pilot even aired.
As we said in the past, if there’s any character occupying the Archie universe worthy of headlining their own series that wouldn’t leave a substantial void in Riverdale itself, Sabrina the Teenage Witch undoubtedly tops the list. And apparently, we aren’t the only ones thinking so, as TheWrap recently brought her up when speaking with showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who teased that she could be showing up sooner than expected:
“We could [see her in Season 1. As I say, never say never, but it’s certainly within the realm of possibility.”
What he had to say next did nothing but add fuel to the spinoff fire:
- Eric Joseph
Sabrina the Teenage Witch could be stopping by “Riverdale” sooner than we think, TheWrap has learned. Amid speculation that the comic book character could be part of an expanded Archie universe on The CW, showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa hinted that she could turn up as early as this season. “We could ,” Aguirre-Sacasa told TheWrap. “As I say, never say never, but it’s certainly within the realm of possibility.” Also Read: 'Riverdale' Series Premiere Recap: A Dead Body Interrupts Teen Angst The writer and producer, who is also Chief Creative Officer at Archie Comics, also discussed what the biggest challenge. »
- Linda Ge
Chris Cummins Jan 24, 2017
When Riverdale premieres on the CW on January 26th, it will mark a milestone for Archie Comics - the first time in the company's 75-year history that its characters will truly shine on television. A mix of gleefully ridiculous kitsch with standout performances and some truly smart writing, the series is poised to be 2017's breakout TV hit.
That said, it took a while for Archie to get to this point. There have been many attempts to bring Archie and his friends to TV before, but these all suffered for either being shoddily animated (the various 1960s cartoons), misguided (1990's Archie: To Riverdale and Back Again), or just plain, um, weird (the X-Files cash-in Archie's Weird Mysteries »
Later this month, The CW is set to launch Riverdale, a modern, live-action take on the Archie comic book universe which is set to bring the likes of Archie Andrews, Jughead Jones, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge and Josie McCoy to the small screen.
“Some people don’t even know that Sabrina is in the Archie family,” said Aguirre-Sacasa at the Television Critics Association panel (via EW). “There is absolutely a universe where Sabrina pops up in Riverdale or one town over in Greendale. Certainly, the priority is launching Riverdale and making sure that show is as good as it can be and as embraced as we want it to be. I’ll just tease that Sabrina has potential with a capital P.”
- Gary Collinson
A familiar face might be coming to The CW. According to Entertainment Weekly, Sabrina the Teenage Witch could show up on the network's upcoming series Riverdale.The teen drama offers a dark and subversive take on the classic Archie Comics characters like Betty, Veronica, Jughead, and Archie himself. The cast includes Ashleigh Murray, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, K.J. Apa, Molly Ringwald, Luke Perry, and Sarah Habel.Read More… »
Riverdale hasn't even premiered yet but the people behind The CW's new dark teen drama are giving fans another reason to tune in. Not only does executive producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa mention the possibility of Sabrina the Teenage Witch, famously played by Melissa Joan Hart on the ABC sitcom, making an appearance on Riverdale, he also teases about Sabrina getting a potential spin-off.
Taking into account that The CW renewed four series based on DC properties earlier today, it’s quite apparent that the network has no aversion to green-lighting spinoffs and has great confidence in comic book adaptations. As such, it comes as no surprise that an Archie television universe may come into existence should Riverdale prove to be a success.
Those hoping for such a thing to happen will likely be glad to read this quote from CW president Mark Pedowitz, whom Screen Rant caught up with at the Television Critics Association winter press tour. When asked if an expanded universe is a possibility, Pedowitz said:
“Talk to me in about 5-6 weeks.”
Although that does fill us with excitement, we do have to question how spinoffs would logically work in this universe they’ve created. Some of the characters whom are known to headline comics of their own aside from Archie himself – Betty, »
- Eric Joseph
The CW’s upcoming gritty Archie Comics series “Riverdale” has been described in various ways: “The O.C.” meets “Twin Peaks.” “90210” meets “Twin Peaks.” “Gossip Girl” meets “Twin Peaks.” But it wasn’t always thus.
It started with Archie Comics executives Jon Goldwater (CEO and publisher) and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (chief creative officer) looking to do a “Perks of Being a Wallflower”-type film, “Riverdale” executive producer Aguirre-Sacasa revealed Sunday morning at the CW’s TCA panel. But while many studios liked the pitch, everyone passed, until the idea came to Warner Bros. It was bought as a film, and development was continuing apace until a meeting with one particular executive.
“He said, ‘I want you to think about time travel, Archie traveling through time,'” Aguirre-Sacasa said. Then came another suggestion: “Portals are huge, [there’s] a portal to another dimension.” And finally: “What if Louis C.K. is Archie?”
“It was like something out of an episode of ‘Entourage »
- Oriana Schwindt and Maureen Ryan
12 items from 2017
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