Veronica Fish
July 10, 2015 at 09:55 PM EDT

Riverdale, a forthcoming TV drama based the characters and town immortalized in the Archie comics, has moved from Fox to the CW, where the project is a script in development, EW confirms. Deadline first reported this story.

The one-hour program will be a “subversive take on the well-known franchise’s wholesome town of Riverdale and residents Archie, Betty, Veronica, as well as Josie and the Pussycats,” according to Deadline. Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, chief creative officer of Archie comics, will write the pilot. Aguirre-Sacasa tells Deadline, “When [executive producer] Greg [Berlanti] and I started talking about bringing these characters to life, our first thought was that the best home for them would be the CW. It took a little longer for us to get there, but now that we’re here, it’s feeling terrific.”

Read our interview with Aguirre-Sacasa about his perhaps best-known project, the zombified Afterlife With Archie.

Related Stories

Archie Comics announces Archie Horror imprint, teases a third series following return of Sabrina and Afterlife

Mark Waid discusses ‘overwhelmingly positive’ reaction to Archie Andrews’ new look after 75 years of Archie

Find out the first details about the Archie reboot Kickstarter, see exclusive artwork

You May Like