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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Riverdale Is Coming To Fox

You thought Fox was done with city-based comic book properties after Gotham?

Think again, my friends! Greg Berlanti, one of the minds behind Arrow and the upcoming CBS Supergirl series, has sold the network on a script deal for a series entitled Riverdale, which will focus on the lives of Archie comics characters Archie Andrews, Jughead, Betty, Veronica, and even Josie and Pussycats. 

The central pitch is that the series, named after the town in which these characters reside, will center on the surreal atmosphere of small town life and the weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale's wholesome veneer.

The script is written by Archie Comics Chief Creative Officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who also has a background in cinema, having penned the remakes of Carrie and The Town That Dreaded Sundown.

With this, we're looking at a script deal plus penalty, so much like Constantine, which had a similar deal in place, I'd imagine this gets picked up sometime next year.

Source: Deadline
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